Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I am not even gonna comment on how long it's been...oh wait.
Yeah, Yeah the camera work is TURBLE but I will tidy that up later on in the graph editor. Class is over, on to dynamics tomorrow!
No snide remarks please.

Benny the barback. from James Eggleston on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In a bit of a lull.
Everyone besides me is sick in our apartment. Mary's car broke down completely and is in the shop, who knows at this point whether it is gonna be totaled or not. My grants are not coming through until basically December at the earliest. I may need to get my resume tailored up pretty soon. My computer blows. My windshield is now on its was to caving in cause the new crack I got keeps spreading. School work is sketchy, I missed yesterday feeling sick and now I am lost. I am one whiny bitch right now hahaha. Oh well, tomorrow is my birthday... I guess that is cool, maybe I'll win the lotto or something.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This weekend, I don't really have anything to do, other than cleaning a bit. I am finished editing my last project for my digital video class. I am not totally excited about the end result but I think our group did pretty well with the cards we were dealt. I am really appreciative of Kurt for coming out last weekend and sacrificing his pride to aid us with the project. Thanks again buddy! I think video is fun, although not the avenue I will be pursuing. In the future, I will be equipped to shoot and edit some mean home videos though... Next up for school is all that is 3D. I start off with a character creation course which will be fun I think, as I look forward to starting that this coming tuesday. School has been good for the most part, just dealing with the loans and grants is beyond stressful at this point. Cal grant is guaranteed to me, yet I have not received a dime and I am over 3 months into my term. I will be prepping myself to sell a kidney off pretty soon. Anyway, I will end with some photos taken over the past week. The cat's were fighting up on the windowsill which was funny and dangerous at the same time. I found out that they are both southpaw fighters.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Check this crap out... I've gotten 10 new lines in the last couple of weeks.

Monday, August 31, 2009

cidade de deus

City of God trailer. We had to make a trailer using ripped footage from a movie. So naturally, my favorite movie got the nod. And the
track I used from Curumin really sets it off I think. I will probably be told I need to revise some of it but oh wells.

trailer re-edit from James Eggleston on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This is all I got for now.. No pantless weirdo story from me, although I feel like I should make up a story just cause this seems very normal and unexciting after reading Neil's post.

Untitled from James Eggleston on Vimeo.


edit: this is a revised edition that reflects longer durations for the text portions, as well as a map.

Monday, August 17, 2009

08 17 09

August 18th 2009. Abigail turns 1 on this day. So far she has grown into an awkwardly sized little enigma. She is terribly funny, loud, mischievous, cute, mean all at the same time really. She follows me around, constantly vying for my attention. She makes sure that you are aware that she is bored. She still plays fetch everyday. She loves playing with Penelope even when Penelope feels like eating her face. I think she still has some growing left to do, but I cannot imagine her attitude getting any bigger.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

ladybugs

Here are some random and recent photos. Mary brought home a jar full of ladybugs to battle the mighty aphid infestation of the summer 09.
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logo animation

This is a logo animation I just finished today. We kept it short and simple the first time around. Rendering even just mere seconds takes pretty long on these machines at school. There are some tweaks that I might do later just to remove some of the jerkiness of the camera. Let me know what you think..
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

respirator

Here is the first 3d model that I have been working on. It only has some shaders and one small text map on the cartridges. I have been trying to figure out all the texture mapping but it is proving to be a challenge to make look good. I am getting a better feel for Maya but still have a ways to go.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

step into a world.

Not a whole lot going on over here. I started my 3D class—couldn't have come sooner! My first impression with the program we are running, (maya09) is of intimidation. It looks overwhelming at first glance but I think it is coming along. Our instructor went over the main functions VERY quickly in one day and pretty much has left us all to fend for ourselves. I hate asking for help all the damn time... although I am paying dearly for it. I was recently able to get my hands on the software for home use, so that is what I am doing right now. This stuff is awesome, once I can accustom myself to the in's and outs of it all, I think I will be in good shape. I will post some progress later on.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pechanga Pow Wow 7/04/09

Went to the Pechenga Pow Wow for the 4th. Never been to a Pow Wow before. I thought it was pretty cool. I was in search for a sweet set of moccasins but could not find anything that suited me well. The one pair with custom beadwork were well over $245.00 which is understandable, just not in my future. There was some sweet Regalia there though, as well as some delicious fry bread and tacos. You cannot go wrong with fry bread! Unfortunately I didn't get any good photos of the regalia for fear of disrespecting anyone... I didn't realize there were some unspoken rules for photographers at pow wows. Once the fireworks started, I fired up the slr and went to work. The show was one of the best I have ever witnessed. We could literally feel the firework explosions rip through the air. The finale was nearly 2 minutes long. Here are a couple of photos...
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Web class is killing all my free time. That is all.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

stone

Last night we got hungry and all decided to make the drive up to Escondido and try out the Stone Brewery Bistro. I had really been wanting to go for quite some time. Kurt, Nathalie, Mary and I all caught a late reservation. I have to say, I was pleased. Although when you go to a brewery like stone, one would assume they only serve stone beers; quite the contrary. I committed sacrilege and ordered Pliny anyway (had to get two since they are only served in 8 oz. glasses). The food was pretty good, I even ate some of kurts ceviche. After we got back home, Nathalie unpacked from Japan (2+ months later). Thanks for the Sake!

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