Thursday, October 30, 2008

A coulpe more vids


This was put together for my friend Scott of Bentley's salon.
He was director on this while I manned the the cameras.
These girls were beautiful and great to work with.
I love this kind of shooting ,and hope Scott has more ideas
for me to film down the road.

Captured Burning

This was one of the videos that was on the Gato dvd
Pure mayhem.My best run an gun fliming...I'll never do this again.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Archive

Yeah I got some art coming but.....

This documentary really touched a brother's heart...sniff...sniff.
Will have to find out how this came about.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Old Gato dvd intro

Way back when I started getting my feet wet with video editing and computer graphics.Ranmecca and I had a sudo studio name "Gato" for our collaborated works.

These were some very fun times.It wasn't just me by myself being creative,but also Ran,who ever I was skatboading with,and even the girls that were hanging out with us put there two cents in.After the footage started stacking up,it was time to put in on a dvd,and I wanted to grab the attention of who ever was going to watch it, so I went all out on the intro with everything I thought was cool at the time.

Yeah!Sure it looks wild and crummy compared to what I would do now,but it alway good to look back and see how you got started.

I can't post all the vids from the dvd,but if you ever over on my side of town and behave yourself,I'll show em to ya.


Gato dvd intro from dwight mc carty on Vimeo.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Nikon D90

I'm very near to pulling the trigger on purchasing a Nikon D90.

Was waiting on Red to come out with the 2K resolution scarlet movie camera, but the industry is getting a shake it rightfully needs right now and Red cinema looks like they are working on a DSLR killer.Plus the Nikon falls in my price range of something I can use still photos for print, shoot movies with interchangeable lenses and not worry about cumbersome 35mm adapters,all in one device.
This camera will most likely cater to photojournalist so they don't have to carry around a still an a video camera,but folks are already using it to shoot movie shorts,music videos,family outing,and low light cinematography.
There are some limitation to it,but it's a good starting point to whats going come down the road.

Check out some of the movie clips on the Nikon site to see what I'm talking about.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Staying inspired

It's one of those days again.

Not everything went well today.Had some personal issues bog me down and I feel creatively burned out.
Every artist must experience on some level,but it's got me thinking how staying inspired really helps from being down in the dumps for to long.
Since looking into the blank page of death can have you mesmerized,I did more reading late in the day and searched about the thing that inspire me to get the juices flowing.

A very wise man(Rune Spanans) said.

"Don't sit up late nights fighting problems."

Too many late nights struggling with some drawing detail, render bug or other problem is destructive. Leave early, get some time away from the screen. Then your mind will be more relaxed and better suited to solve whatever you're up against. Too many late nights banging your head against problems will eat you up inside out. If this means losing a deadline or milestone, so be it. There's more to life than milestones. It's more important that you have energy to work, than for you to reach every single deadline.

"Leave when you're on a roll.

You've just solved a major problem, you're feeling great and have energy for a couple more hours of late evening work. That's the perfect time to get away from your desk and leave for the day! Then you'll leave your desk with a positive memory of working, full of extra inspiration that is better used the next working day.

"Identify the things that inspire you."

Whenever you get a rush of inspiration, make a mental note of what is causing it. I have a very long list of things that give me inspiration; good music, films by Pixar, my Gundam robot instructions, Star Wars art books, lego sets, good literature, walks in nature and so on. I've even made a little book of pictures and photos that give me an creativity boost. Whenever I feel exhausted and empty, I just visit the things on my list, or browse through my little book. But be sure to differentiate between feeling good and feeling inspired. For example, eating food makes me feel good, but it doesn't make me feel inspired.

"Identify what is killing your inspiration."

Just as important as keeping track of the things that inspire you, is figuring out what is doing the opposite. Then simply avoid those negative things. In my case these things happen to be people and types of projects. I do a lot of work in the advertising business, and some people there can be extremely negative and condenscending. Being smart and ironic on others expense is how some people raise their social status. I simply stay away from people that are like that, trying instead to be in the company of people that inspire and support me.

"Make sure being at work brings positive associations."

Some times work can be painfully repetitive and boring, and you only want to go home and relax with friends or your wife. You start thinking everyone at work talks like idiots, and holidays seem way too far away. If that's the case, make sure you identify why you are feeling like that. Being negative at work is extremely contagious, and it can really hurt an otherwise nice workplace. It spreads to your colleagues, and suddenly you are on this downward spiral of negativity. If you are fond of the people you work with, it is very important you have positive associations with being at work. Remember to have fun with your colleagues during working hours and outside of work: play videogames at lunch, be social and have dinners together, make fun of clients, take time for seminars and take time to relax.


Some days you just can't get started with anything. Here's what I do: I just open the software and my current project file. Sometimes that can be the biggest hurdle. The empty screen looking at you can become an obstacle itself. If you just open the software and start looking through your file you may find that you slowly start working again. I had that problem with this website for quite some time. I just couldn't get to work on it, and weeks would pass with no progress at all. But as soon as I managed to open my HTML editor and started looking through the files I found stuff here and there that I wanted to fix. Now I just load up the project I'm working on as soon as I switch on my machine, and without knowing it I'm working again.

He had more to say, but I posted the ones that made good mantra for what was going on in my head early today.

With that I'm going to watch some Gurren Lagenn and tomorrow, pierce my drill through the heavens:).

Monday, October 13, 2008

Some fun while on a lunch break.

Not greatest,but one of the the better Art rage speed paints I've done.
Wishing to afford a wacom cintiq one day.

Thursday, October 09, 2008