Sunday, March 19, 2006


I decided that Blogger was probably frustrated when they wanted to set up their original domain name. It had to be infuriating that they couldn't get the blogger.crap domain that they wanted. Wankers.

Arrrgh! Sorry, I'm just a bit frustrated. I tried to blog the last two days, only to find error messages all throughout Blogger. I can't even remember what I was going to blog about now.

Oh yeah... looking for a good new song? I suggest "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley (get it?!?) It's a great song from the new collaboration between Cee-lo of Goodie Mob and DJ Dangermouse. Ah... that silly mouse. He just gets better all the time.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

VJ Update

I've been working with the Neuromixer AV MixerPro software that was suggested to me here by a random commenter. It's been an amazingly great program, and I've learned a lot from it in a short amount of time.

To date, I've done two very short VJ sets using AV MixerPro. One was at the bar Cuba here in Plymouth, where I did a short set for the OpenReel demo night. It would have been nice if they'd given me more than two songs for a set, but then again, my compression rates were all wrong and kept shutting down the program.

Getting the compression rates fixed (for the most part - I'm still fine tuning) I then did a VJ set for my Independent Film class. I was working with the film Moolaade and amping it up a bit to turn it into a propaganda piece against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). I used short clips from the film, as well as short film facts that I created in Flash and iMovie titles, and other animations created in Flash. I tried to tell the overall story of Moolaade in 10 minutes, but make it really impactful. I'm not totally sure if I succeeded in my quest, but the colleagues were impressed. This was a stressful operation, doing it all live and on the fly, and trying to insert all of the appropriate information in sync to the music and visuals. Just goes to show that VJing can be used more powerfully than it often is, but much forethought needs to go into the operation.


Well, that last post just blew up in my face! LOL Looks like I have some precious time to spend with GMail. *sigh* Great... just great....

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Travel Update

Amsterdam and London = Awesome!

(Wanna know more details? How about you email me a story or two about your life, and we'll get all quid pro quo. Or, better yet... get off your lazy ass and visit them yourself.)