Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jazzy Jigsaw

Trams from the past come back restored as seen here, from several locations in California. I chose to show them under pieces of jigsaw puzzle because of how they were first banished due to the gas-powered automobile and now they're proven to be the most economic form of transportation in the state with the most drivers. Besides these old relics, trams and light rails are making a huge comeback in many cities around the world. The latest being in Jerusalem, Israel.

See :: also ::
Special thanks – Orange empire railway museum

This video production although simple in looks was very challenging to make. There are lots of filters and effects to make the imagery look softer and older than what it is. In addition, the custom-made jigsaw screens and blue screening animations took forever to synchronize with the music and keep it moving at a decent pace, but not too fast (to avoid skipping of frames) and zero in on the details of these elegant old trams.

Hope you enjoy some great jazz, and have a great weekend,

Styrofoam Anagrams

Just learning new graphics and techniques to display powerful messages. Always wanted to do more in this area, but fell short. Once I invested the time and begun seeing the interactions, colors and messaging, it made some sense. Tried a variety of looks and graphics to see how they display and what impact they may convey. The subjects covered are real. The thoughts, opinions and selected anagrams are my responsibility [and I stand by them 🙂 ]
Hope you enjoy the experiment,


An·a·gram = An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once.
Current events and newsworthy personalities are involved in this mish-mash.

Music: Styrofoam by The fashion slaves :: Free download


Ah— el paisito del sur…

Plasma nightmare

Let the images tell the tale… This piece is left to your imagination = interpretation.

Music: Metamorphosis 4 – Composer Philip Glass – Played by Branka Parlic

Photography: Bob Merco :: ; Leo Bar ::

A very different and difficult piece to produce. It contains at times 6-7 video tracks plus 2 audio tracks. Time consuming and took forever to render once all the clips were in place. I tried to give it a grainy, dreamy look, used a lot of diffusion, coloring with blue and orange when appropriate. This piece contains segments using blue screen (chroma key) and superimposition of composites.

Hope you enjoy (?) this nightmare and if not, at least enjoy the beautiful piano composition and playing.