My newest video, “Crossing the Chasm,” is now available online. It’s a bent and twisted fable, with a certain amount of humor. It was recorded on January 30, 2013 at a restaurant (Bertucci’s, if you’re that curious). Here’s the official description:
Crossing the Chasm: A mighty warrior on a treasure-seeking quest encounters an unexpected ordeal in which his physical skills, weapons and magical artifacts are useless. What, then, is a warrior to do?
Please let me know what you think of the video. I had a lot of fun writing, and then performing, this humorous fable.
My friend and co-creator on numerous projects, Don Anderson, is both a crazy guy and a devoted father. When he took his older son to see Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” he decided to go in character. He announced this to me by sending me an IM, accompanied by a picture of him in his costume. Here’s the IM:
By the tomb of Thurin and Arkenstone! I’m chaperoning Jimmy’s 3rd-grade class to the opening of “The Hobbit” on Friday. He doesn’t know I’ve got…the Beard. This should be fun.
And here’s couple of his photographs from the…experience.
Here’s a picture of Don with his son, Jimmy:
And here’s a close-up of Don himself (the picture he sent me ahead of time):
Clearly, Don is having way too much fun. But do you wanna be the one to tell him that?
I laughed pretty hard (but with a certain amount of guilt) when I first saw this.
What happens when you mix a strange sense of humor with superior Adobe Photoshop skills? You get things like this awesome picture below:
The picture was created as a joke by Jaime King and is based on a real photo of a flooded shopping concourse in Toronto’s Royal Bank of Canada. Note that integrating new content, such as the sharks, with water effects is one of the hardest things you can do in Photoshop, and he’s done it seamlessly in this picture.
Find out more about King’s effort here.