Author Archives: Shane

Marking Soundbites

Last year, I came up a trick to mark soundbites as you record video interviews. Basically, you record a dummy tone into an unused audio channel anytime you hear a good clip to generate a form of metadata you can reference later in your edit suite. This tone can be made with a number of […]

ToxRod Photographs

My brother Mike just finished his latest hot rod project (the ToxRod), so I spent a Saturday cruising around and photographing it with him. I worked with a Fuji x100s and natural light.

Nikon L35AF lens cover

This is a replacement lens/rangefinder/viewfinder cap I designed and 3D printed for the Nikon L35AF film camera. Last Christmas I was rummaging through a cupboard and found our family’s trusty old L35AF – a rugged, 35mm rangefinder with a sharp 2.8 lens. I loaded it up with Portra 400 and went out to shoot a […]

Quilt Generator with Unity – part 1

Here’s a quick demo of my new generative design app for quilts. The app shows you the device camera view with a “flying geese” quilt pattern overlaid (made with a procedural mesh). When you activate a triangle from the pattern, you can recolor the block by clicking on an area of the camera image. You […]

The LAIKA Crew

Here’s the latest crew photo / goofy selfie combo from our behind the scenes photographer at LAIKA. There’s a ridiculous amount of talent, grit, and humor in this bunch and I’m proud to work with all of them. took #LAIKA’s Official ‘FILM 5’ Crew photo today 📸 Here behind me are the awesome artists that will bring […]

Pan/tilt head controller with Unity

Recently I found a Telemetrics PT-LP at surplus for cheeeeaaap. Originally designed to move TV studio cameras with teleprompters, it’s powered by some hefty servos and has heavy baffling foam to maintain quiet operation. After making a power cable for it and writing a basic controller for it in Unity, I can drive now drive […]

120

I finally shot some 120 film with a Mamiya 645, and I fell in love with it. See more of my latest photo work at flickr.com/poodus

Fluorescent

A new study in after-hours and accidentally beautiful industrial lighting with mixed color temperatures.

Generative Design

This was one of my favorite generative designs I made at my last job  – it was intended for the background of a talk show set. Using software to create the design gave me the power to quickly iterate through variations, then export an SVG that could be manually tweaked to my producers’ liking.

VIDEO PRODUCTION quick tips

I made a series of web tutorials on video production. The idea is to catalogue small but helpful things I’ve learned that make life easier on set or in the field. It’s often the little things (labeling, organization) that save you lots time and frustration.