Archive for May, 2012

Textured Droid Overseer

Here’s a textured render of the droid that I posted about last week. It’s still not complete, but it’s getting there!

The Thing in the Grass

So here is our latest movie! I know it’s only been two days since we posted our last one, but since it is summer and school’s out, we have a lot more free time, which means we can make a lot more awesome (?) movies for you. It has a lot of the same storyline as Isaac and his Lightsaber (A.K.A. bat), but  with a twist. Making this movie was very fun, but it was also very, very, very itchy, as we all had to walk through that (to me) hip deep grass. I got the worst of it, since Luke, John, and Isaac also dragged me through it with my feet tied to a rope. It itched, but it was worth it! Enough complaining– here’s the movie:

Droid Overseer

I just started working on a model for the Droid overseer this morning. It’s still pretty rough, and it isn’t textured, but I’ll keep working on it in the days to come. The proportions will stay roughly the same, but I’m going to do a lot more work on the head, which is’t that great looking at the moment, so it’ll look more like a Star Wars droid than a robot that came out of some 1930′s sci-fi movie. Stay tuned for more updates!

Everybody Likes Cheese!

As all of those who have read our blog for a while know, we like cheese. This will be our second movie totally dedicated to it, and here’s how it started: We were sitting around with nothing to do this morning, and Rachel suggested that we make a short movie. I agreed, Rachel wrote a script, and we filmed it. The chroma-keying of the last shot was somewhat crazy, as all of the people that were in it were either wearing green or blue. That meant I had to switch my set-up around a few times, but it all worked out in the end. I hope it didn’t look too cheesy!

Star Wars audio clips

We haven’t started actually filming the Star Wars movie yet, but I’ve been able to record the audio for several of the characters that are either CG or voice-overs. Enjoy this little taste of what is to come!

Here are some lines for a droid. The voice is mine:

Prepare for our…

Here are some lines for Yoda. One of the many awesome guys that were at the theatre, Aiden Olivea, voices him:


There’s more lines for both characters, but I have to leave you with some reason to watch the full movie when it comes out!


Play update

Unto the Least of These is finally over! It was a tremendous amount of fun, but I guess all good things have to come to an end. =( Since we won’t spending 15+ hours a week doing the play, we’ll have more time to work on the Star Wars movie. Stay tuned!


Hello everybody! The pre-production of our Star Wars movie is almost done, and I thought I’d show you some test renders of the models that I’ve made to use in this movie. They are all pretty basic, and need a good chunk of work, but I hope that you get a feel of the great (?) things that are to come!



Movie coming soon! (?)

I have been working on a Star Wars movie for about a month now, and have had the script finished for about 2 weeks. Now I am just working on making the many CG models that this movie will require, and recruiting actors, as this film will require more actors than are in our family. We probably won’t start doing any actual filming until the play is over, but stay tuned for more updates!

(P.S. I said in the title of this post that a movie was coming “soon”. That might not be quite true, but a movie is coming. Whether it goes public sooner or later remains to be seen!)


This is a report that I needed to write for school, and I decided to post it. Enjoy!!!!!

Peanuts are peas, not nuts. Like peas, they have seed container pods,(shells) for the peanuts. There are usually two or three peanuts in each shell, which can be eaten alone, or put in candy, cookies, and other dishes. Peanuts can also be used to make peanut butter, and for industrial uses. Peanut plants are unusual because its pods grow underground. Peanuts are also called groundnuts, goobers, goober peas, ground peas, and pindas. Peanuts are an important crop, especially in warm places. 19-22 million tons of peanuts are harvested around the world each year. Africa and Asia grow about 85 percent of the world’s peanuts. Leading peanut growing countries include India, China, The United States, Sudan, Senegal, and Indonesia. The leading peanut
growing states are Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Florida. When roasted or made into peanut butter, peanuts have more energy-giving calories than a piece of beef steak that weighs the same amount. Most peanuts are used to be eaten. But in industry, low quality
peanut oil is used to oil machinery, and also as ingredients in soap,face powder, shaving cream, shampoo, and paint. Peanuts are also used in making
nitroglycerin, which is an explosive. The solids left from making peanut oil are used as feed for livestock. Nothing is wasted, and even the shells are ground into powder, which is used in making wallboard, cork substitutes, and
abrasives. Peanuts are 47.5 % fat, 26 % protein, 18.6 % carbohydrates, 5.6 %
water, and 2.3 % other. The peanut plant is an annual that grows 2 and 1 half
feet high, and 3-4 feet across. There are two types of peanut plant: The Bunch, and the Runner. Farmers must harvest the peanuts at just the right time, or the peanuts might not be ripe, or they could be too ripe. At the processing plant, large, unshelled peanuts are cleaned, polished, whitened,
and marketed. To whiten the peanuts, they remove their dark outer skins. They also roast and salt them, or use the peanuts to make peanut oil. To make
peanut oil, the peanuts are run through machines that grind them into little bits, and then they squeeze out the oil. I hope that this article inspires you to try a new recipe that uses peanuts.

Play trailer

Here is a video of Unto the Least of These. Luke and I didn’t end up in it, since we’re not in any truly dramatic scene (unless you count a scene I’m in where somebody (come see the play to figure out who) “dies”, which wouldn’t really make that great of a trailer!), but my Dad is in the very first clip (he’s 6 1/2 feet tall, so he’s easy to spot) and Rachel is in the clip where the orphans run out on stage (she’s in a pink dress and pigtails). I hope you enjoy this short trailer, and I hope it makes you want to come to the Stained Glass Theatre and see more!

Static tutorial

I’ve kicked around the idea of making tutorials for quite a while, and I finally decided that I should start making some. I decided to make my first one pretty simple, so I made one on how to create a static tv effect. I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll probably be making more soon!

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