"Let's take it a little slower. I don't want to wake up pregnant." Posted on 10/22/2014 by KSTONE

This one was a doozy to shoot due to our ever-decreasing time limit to film. While the first video was quite smooth to shoot, this one was blessed with lighting complications and non-enviable degradation of my (at the time) current glasses prescription which gave Mr. Hodge a delightful "fuzziness" on his face that I was thankfully able to save with Adobe Premiere CC's fantastic sharpening tool. It was around this time that I started using Premiere pretty much exclusively for editing.

Thanks to our tight schedule, we also had to splice together takes in what was supposed to be a singe take video. Oh well, things happen and there are always ways to get around them. In this case it was an awkward YouTube vlog cut that I'm not particularly proud of, but was told by the bossman that it was okay.

So anyway, I'm going to quit rambling with my quasi-Criterion entry about the "process" and leave you with the second in a series of "increasing in quality" videos (at least by the ever cynical Stoneberg view).


"...without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away." Posted on 10/2/2014 by KSTONE

The last update was when… Oh, Jesus.

How have you been? I have been good. First grade is hard. What grade are you in? What is your favorite subject?

Is everyone who’s gonna get the joke get it?

Okay then. So, since my last update I’ve actually been really busy, and surprisingly enough in the video production realm again.

For the past few months I’ve been helping a very close friend of mine run for county commissioner. And while he lost the race, I gained something out of it: Renewed confidence in my skills, which if you recall my post for Jack & Leroy Episode 3, was pretty much at its bleakest.  Included with this update is the first in a series of videos I produced for the campaign.  Speaking of said campaign, you can visit Justin’s website here.  It’s pretty well done and co-designed by myself…. I should really update the look of this derelict catacomb. Hmm.

Anyway, stick around for more updates.