Friday, March 30, 2007

getting to it...

I'm learning to walk with notes from the King.

Preston Blair left Disney '41 after the animators's strike and started to work with Tex Avery.

Click here for more great Preston Blair stuff.
More royalty? Go check on the Toast King.
More animation stuff? click here for a goldmine.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

wired Pentax SLR remote from an old handsfree.

Today's McGyver: build yourself a wired remote to a Pentax *ist out of two used headsets.

Take two old cell phone headsets (you'll want those with the small headphones plug).

1. Desolder and cut away mike and earpiece. Save the casing and the answer switches.
2. Clean the wires, resolder one answer switch from tip to earth (shutter), the other from ring to earth (autofocus).
3. Carefully fit the two switches inside of the remains of the old casing.

If you've done something like this before you'll probably be done in under half an hour. You'll need a soldering iron, patience and tape. More instructions here.

As per usual: all experiments are done at your own risk.

(note: to picture: "slutare"="shutter", "fokus"="autofocus", "mick"="microphone", "mussla"="earpiece")

Saturday, March 17, 2007

clubbing with watercolors...

first time I've mixed a band and painted watercolors at the same time. more here

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

tomorrow's the deadline for Cannes

... and at least they got my film in time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

the great list of errors

Check out this great list of common Errors in English.