Author Archives: Shane

Pan/tilt head controller with Unity

Recently I found a Telemetrics PT-LP at surplus for cheap. 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.

Riverview Family Dental

I did a 4-part commercial video series for Riverview Family Dental. When the videos go live on Riverview’s new website, I’ll embed them here  Videos available here.

Prairie Musicians 2016 teaser

I produced, animated, and shot this teaser for the 2016 season of Prairie Musicians.

Code quilt

I sewed my first quilt recently, based on a design I made using custom software. After experimenting with several rules to limit color and form, I ran the software and saved several of my favorite designs. Then I picked out actual fabric to approximate the colors generated, and began sewing an actual quilt over the course of a few weeks. […]

FFF 2016

My favorite local event starts this week and I’m excited to be involved. This year I have 2 films screening and will be a guest on a panel discussion. Here’s a rundown: Monday March 14th I’ll be on Prairie Public’s radio show Main Street talking about my film Bill Brunton: Guitar Maker. Duluth filmmaker Mike Scholtz will also be […]

CLEMENTINE

One of my favorite things about living with Bree is seeing her illustrations come to life. Inspiration comes to her from many sources: fashion photography, floral arrangements, and color pallates in nature and I’m constantly in awe of her ability to combine all those inspirations into one beautiful illustration. My vision for this video was for […]