Stop Animation + Kinko’s = One Rad Music Video

One of my favorite email newsletters is by the fine folks a Photojojo, who are always sharing cool things to do with your camera.

Today’s email features this awesome stop-animation music video of the Modest Mouse song “Missed the Boat” created by Max Tyrie and his friends. In a quote from Wooster Collective, Max says:

“Myself and a couple have friends have entered the above into the Modest Mouse video competition. Using green screen footage provided by the band we cut a simple music video. We then degraded the images and printed out each frame sequentially. (all 4133 of them) We then nailed each “shot” of 50-100 posters to various structures and posts. Then using a digital SLR camera with a long exposure we frame by frame shot each poster. Oh, and theres a little video projection (again, frame by frame on the SLR) just to mix it up. There is no compositing, no shortcuts, just lots of blood, sweat and tears, and a huge Kinkos bill!”

The Name Game!

scattegories

Just got this email from my lovely cousin Starr. I think I’ll give it a whirl.

SCATTEGORIES….it’s harder than it looks! But Fun!

Rules: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the categories!

They MUST be real places, names, things (NOTHING made up!) If you can’t think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the
same first initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question and you can’t use a search engine. Now go!

Your Name: Jessica

1. Famous singer/band: Joss Stone

2. 4 letter word: Jump (Kris Kross will make you…)

3. Street name: Junipero Serra

4. Color: Jade

5. Gifts / presents: Jewelry

6. Vehicle: Jeep

7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Jackalope stickers

8. Boy Name: John

9. Girl Name: Jennifer

10. Movie Title: Jaws

11. Drink: Julip, Mint

12. An Occupation: Juggler

13. Flower: Julip (a tulip filled with a mint julip!)

14. Celebrity: Jessica Simpson

15. Magazine: Jane

16. U.S. City: Jonestown

17. Pro Sports Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

18. Fruit: Jicama

19. Reason for Being Late for Work: Just don’t care!

20. Something You Throw Away: Junk

21. Things You Shout: Jesus!

22. Cartoon Character: JEM

The Filth

lily allen

I am really digging Lilly Allen’s new album Alright, Still. I was groovin’ to it on the 38 Geary this morning on my way to work and my shuffle served up the song “LDN.” I started laughing at the line “Riding through the city on my bike all day Cause the filth took away my license” because I love hearing slang terms for police.

Here are some of my favs:

Pig
PoPo
The Fuzz
Charlie
Puerco
Copper

Check out Wikipedia‘s extensive list, too.

Best. Cupcake. Eva.

Cupcake

I just saw this on flickr and it made me crack up. Sorry to flickr member helloquynh for nabbing a screenshot of this awesome pic, but you really should allow embed codes if you take pics this good. 🙂

It reminds me of a birthday cake my dad and I saw in a bakery window once. It read: “Happy Birthday Little Shit!”

Mr. Moses rocks!

widgetbox

I like CTOs like Dean Moses of Widgetbox.com who search Blogger to see what people are saying about their company. Here’s what Mr. Moses had to say about my post on Widgetbox.com:

“Jessica, thanks for the most entertaining constructive criticism we’ve heard all year.

We get a lot of feedback that ‘blidget’ sounds like bludger, the ball Harry Potter uses in Quidditch matches.

I like your take on it better.

Dean Moses
CTO
Widgetbox”

I think Widgetbox.com has a future my friends!