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A 9 months baby play synthesizer. from linyuchen on Vimeo.

Autism Scholarship Program

My two step-sons, Jorge and Leo, are part of a Autism Scholarship Program that is being hosted by Myles-A-Part. Myles-A-Part is partnering with two other Atlanta organizations to offer its first family therapy grants for families living with Autism. Please take a few minutes a watch the video below. If you or your company would like help our boys get the services they need, go to http://www.mylesapart.org/scholarship.html to get more information.



Autism: Hope & Help for the Journey (HD Version) from Matt Gibson on Vimeo.

Raiders of the Lost R2-D2

Photoshop of video

From Engadget

We've seen some decent video alteration in our day, but this new research project by some folks at the University of Washington has the potential to turn the entire concept on its head. Using some rather advanced algorithms to analyze video and photographs of a the same scene, the software can meld the two into something slightly better or even dramatically different. In effect, it's Photoshop for video, since it brings your Photoshop chops to bear on video effects: edit up a still shot or two of the scene, and then meld that with the video, and your edits can be seamlessly integrated into the scene, without all that nasty manual labor required by Shake or After Effects. It's not the end all be all yet, since the tech only works with static scenes so far, but the researchers are working to rectify that. While video evidence hasn't been a sure thing for years, it's always been significantly harder to fiddle with than still shots. With that barrier removed, we might be in for a whole new generation of video that lies and a reality we can be none too sure of. Oh, and really good looking indie flicks.


D&D Song Anyone?


New Instructables: Decapitation Effect

Found this great how-to on Instructables.com, how to pull off a Decapitation Effect in your film.

There comes a time in every filmmaker's life when he needs to lop off a head. When I was a kid, I'd cut the camera and replace heads with basketballs, but this is Erik Beck from Indy Mogul we're taking out, so you know things are going to get messy. Cuddle up close to your styrofoam heads, jugs of fake blood, and stunt dummies, and enjoy. You'll need the effects from our Limb Tear, Fake Heads, Blood Shooterand episodes to do this one.

Check out the Video!


Second Skin

Second Skin takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Everquest allow millions of users to simultaneously interact in virtual spaces. Second Skin introduces us to couples who have fallen in love without meeting, disabled players who have found new purpose, addicts, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy online entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders - all living in a world that doesn’t quite exist. See more at http://secondskinfilm.com/.


Your Mom is a Blog Entry

YAB - Yet Another Blog

I am opening up this blog to post my creative endeavors. While my input into each DigiTribe project is different, I think I will use this spot to post cool DIY projects that I find. I maintain a collection of blogs as it is, so I don't expect many posts, but we'll see.

Expect wondrous randomness soon!

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