Posted On:July 2009 | Greyscalegorilla


Best Of FiveSecondProjects “Summer In Space”

July 30, 2009 - By 

Holy moly, there were some great videos for the Summer In Space theme. Here are just a few of my favorites. FiveSecondProjects is taking a week off as we get the new website together. I hope to announce the next project soon. Keep rocking!

Want more? Check out the Vimeo channel to watch all of the entries.


DesignChat Q&A

July 22, 2009 - By 

UPDATE: The video is uploaded and is embedded below. There were a few audio and video hiccups but it turned out pretty good. Again, drop more questions in the comments and I will answer them in an upcoming GSG Q&A.

I just finished up @DesignChat with @hupajoob. It was a blast. I’m not always the most eloquent when I speak about myself, but I think it went well. If you missed it, It should be up on DesignChat soon. I had so much fun that I wanted to collect the unanswered questions from the chat and do a video soon where I can answer more of your questions. So, drop a question in the comments that you wanted answered about DK, design, school or whatever and I will try to answer it in an upcoming video or I may even do a live cast. Thanks again to DesignChat and Mashable for hosting this. It was really fun.


ShakeItPhoto Version 1.1 Update

July 16, 2009 - By 

I’m really excited to announce that the new ShakeItPhoto V1.1 was just approved and is for sale at the Apple Store. The new version allows you to process existing photos in your camera roll though the application. Also, You can shoot as fast as you need with the new multi-threading technology. No waiting and shaking if you don’t want to. iPod Touch users can also now use ShakeItPhoto. Of course, the cropping issue on the 3GS was fixed as well as some other small wiggles and bumps.

Please upgrade if you have the original or for darn sakes, if you haven’t bought it yet, please do at the Apple App Store. I would love to hear your feedback on the new verson. Please leave a comment at the iTunes store for the new version and drop me some words or your ShakeItPhotos in the comments as well.

ShakeItPhoto Sites
Photo Shake Down

ShakeItPhoto Facebook Fan Page

Flickr Best Of ShakeItPhoto Page

The camera poster in the video is out of print, but you can get a poster from Rod Hunting and other great artists at the Post Family Shop.

Close Up Bulbs

Multiple Shot


GSG Summer Update

July 13, 2009 - By 

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Just a quick Summer update for everyone. I will be out of town next week and Moving to a new Apartment the week after, so posting and comment-answering may be a bit intermittent for the next couple of weeks. I just wanted to give you a heads up.

Hit me up in the Comments, on Twitter or at the GSG FaceBook Fan Page if you want to say hi.

Hope your summer is going well!


The Pros and Cons of using a Wacom Tablet

July 10, 2009 - By 

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Many of you have been asking about my Wacom Tablet and how I like it. In this video, I answer all of your questions about the wacom including, “Why did you start using the tablet?” – “How do you like it?” and “How long does it take to get used to?”


How Good is the New iPhone 3GS Camera – Ummm, It’s Really Great!

July 8, 2009 - By 

I wanted to post some shots taken with the new iPhone 3GS. I have been really impressed with the quality from the new camera and lens. It’s a wider angle lens so that helps take better landscape. The macro focus is super useful (especially for taking photos of beer labels.) The touch to focus feature is brilliant.

What really blew me away though is the fact that the touch point on your photo also regulates exposure and color temperature. Check out the image below to see the difference. I took a photo of a back lit subject with this feature. This is huge! With the old iPhone cameras, backlit photos were impossible. Now, just touch on the person’s face and take your shot. Check out some of the shots below all taken with the new camera. I even have a full-rez version that you can download below too.

Lastly, I wanted to show you a little behind the scenes with the new version of my iPhone app, ShakeItPhoto. We have uploaded version 1.1 that is fully compatible with the new camera on the 3GS to Apple and are waiting for them to approve it. Until then, I wanted to share the results with the new version that features the full cropping. The new wide angle lens really helps get more in the shot when taking ShakeItPhotos. Plus, the better quality lens and images really show themselves when processed through the App. Enjoy.

Raw 3GS Shot

Download the Full Rez Image

Processed in Photoshop

Touch to Expose and Focus Example

Shake It Photo Examples


Cedar Point Flickr Set

July 6, 2009 - By 

Here is the photo set from my trip to Cedar Point Coaster Con last month. All the shots were taken with my Olympus-XA (it’s kinda like a Lomo.) The film was old Kodak Elite Chrome that was cross processed at Walgreens. For the record, we rode every roller coaster at Cedar Point at least once and rode the front on most. Over 40 coaster rides total. It was a really fun trip. Enjoy!


Five Second Project “Kick The Bucket” Winner Announced

July 6, 2009 - By 

Congrats to the winner of the “Kick The Bucket” five second project, Chris Culp. He really new how to sway the judges with this awesome Rube Goldberg contraption make with Cinema 4D, After Effects and Sketch and Toon. He wins a copy of Making It Look Great 6 from Motionworks and Tim Clapham.

Honorable Mentions…

The New Five Second Project
Don’t forget about the current Five Second Project, “Old Video Games.” Submit your animation here.


Cinema 4D Dynamics Test 01

July 2, 2009 - By 

This tutorial is for the dynamics module from version 11 and earlier. The NEW dynamics engine that comes with Mograph 2 is way better. Here is a tutorial for the new engine.

I was really excited about a new piece by Universal Everything that I decided to try out some of cinema 4Ds dynamic systems with multiple objects. I will definitely be playing with this more. Maybe a tutorial when I figure all this out.

Some of you have been asking about the render times and machine specifics. The final output was 720×405 with Low Global Illumination settings. 150 frames took just over 1 hour. Best Antialiasing settings. 8 core 2.8gb Mac with 8gigs of ram… whew!

Original Video By Universal Everything…