Tests, Logs, and Configs

When my editing workstation’s capture drive failed a while back, I lost a couple of projects. When I say “lost”, I really mean that the captured video went bye-bye, and I lost maybe a total of 3 hours of work (beyond the time it took to capture the video, which was maybe 2 hours). So, now the drive’s been replaced, and I have a secondary drive in the system as well, which now gives me almost half a terabyte of storage space for rendering, video and film work. That said, I’ve re-captured then next project and recovered the scene logs from backup tape. So, now that the project’s all set up, all I need to do is edit. I’ve done some tests with multi-pass VBR MPEG encoding, to see what settings I like the best and am happy with the results.

The 3D models for the Transformers game (we call it the TFMod) are shaping up. I’m working on the Megatron model now, and should be done in the next couple of days. After that, I’ll finalize the concept(s) of Optimus Prime and begin modeling that one too.

I really want to get these projects all finished up in the next 2 weeks (by October 7th) so I can start in on pre-production on the next project.

I also cancelled my City of Heroes account today, as I really have no interest in the game anymore and would rather play World of Warcraft instead. That’ll save me an extra $15 per month too.

Sick Thought of the Day: Midgets in heat, penes erect.


I’ve finished the remastering of An Essay on Milk. The video quality was extremely poor (very grainy, overly red and pink like old film) so it took some time to do some color balancing and sharpening of the picture. I rendered the video out and ran it through the compressor to make a nice DVD of it, which should help preserve it for a while. I’m also archiving the digital capture and project so that we can go back to it again in the future if we so desire.

More Than Meets The Eye

A project I’ve been working on for quite some time now is the Battlefield 1942 Transformers Mod video game. For those of you not familiar with the Transformers, check this out. I’ve only been doing some minor work here and there, mostly 3D modeling. The project manager has asked that I start working on some alternate aircraft/spacecraft modes for Optimus Prime and Megatron. I’m beginning the sketches and concept designs today and will work on them throughout the weekend. I hope the begin modeling no later than Monday night. Stay tuned to the Projects page for more info.