Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Can winter just fucking give up now. Please?



This is some fucking bullshit. First day of spring and we get like 6 inches of snow on the ground. I took the drone out and got some footage just for fun. Took the kid with me too.

Parked in an empty parking lot, put the drone down and launched it about 4 feet in the air. Started fiddling with the controls on the remote to get the settings I want, and some fucking tool in a car almost drives right into the drone.

I barely had time to lift the drone into the air to dodge the car. The fucking douchebag looks at me as he drives by me--he's talking on the fucking phone to his ear. He's got all this fucking space in the parking lot, but he's decided to drive right next to me.

Seriously, people are just the fucking worst.

Here's a random clip of me taking it up over near my house.


I FINALLY made some headway into the AE work on the scene I've been fucking with. It's now to the point where I am not completely embarrassed by it. Took a lot of trial and error, and like 18 individual streams of particle-effects.

Rendering times are LONG.

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The A-zon stats have sunk back to their terrible lows. Part of it is that I took our best-watched flick at the moment--the making of GOH--and made it pay-only. The interesting part is that over 100 people have now paid for that, which translates into probably about the same as it would have earned if it had been free, but with far less people watching it.

A-zon has frozen their earning metrics though, so you can't see just how much you're getting paid for the minutes at this point. They still show you the actual minutes, but you'll have to do the math yourself for now. All of March is blank for earnings.

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If all goes right, a month from now I'll have the final segment for Ttory 2 shot. Of course, why should all go right when nothing's gone right yet, concerning that segment?



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