Las Vegas – “Unreal City”

It’s quiet in my room at Bill’s Gambling Hall on the Las Vegas strip.  I’ve been in town for a little over a day now, preparing for the Digital Signage Expo which opens tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  I just got back from the opening reception / dinner at a place in Caesar’s.  As I was walking back to the hotel, this phrase popped into my head: the “unreal city” from T.S. Elliot’s “The Wasteland” which I intend on recording on my website, sometime, if copyrights permit. 

I’ve seen too much of Vegas.  In the past few years, I’ve been here almost two months in sum… too much for most.  I think the first week is the eye opener.  The next few, I walked the strip with my camera and tripod, the last two weeks have been fairly low key.  Don’t get me wrong: I have my camera ready to go, probably tomorrow night, but for now, I want to get some rest and do some graphic “playing” before bed.

I hope you are well, whoever you are, reading this.  


Been Busy

Hi All,

I apologize for the absolute lack of updates on my site for almost two months!

I’ve been hard at work on my company’s webpage and frankly, I can only take so much web work.  Once that behemoth is out of the way, I will get back to updating my site with a slew of new content.

Until then.

Stick Figure Survival Horror Game

Stick Figure Survival Horror -

A rather glorious weekend is coming to a close.  As I write, it’s about 10:30 at night and I’ll be turning in shortly.  Snowed hard Friday.  Therefore, the neighborhood has been rather quiet.  Skies mostly overcast and with the snow, the outside is basically tones of black and white.  Maybe that’s partially responsible for the content of this article.:)

I spent a few hours Sunday playing a game call Obscure for the PS2.  My brother gave it to me last Christmas (along with a significant stack of other games which I did play much sooner).  This one, ended up on the bottom of the pile and I never got to it.  Anyway, sometime I’ll do a writeup on the game.  I will say here that I have been rather impressed!  It’s more or less a survival horror in the tradition of Resident Evil and Silent Hill but with some interesting twists.

Well, another thing I played with this weekend was my Wacom tablet.  I bought it used about two months ago and haven’t really gotten around to getting acquainted with it.  I decided I’d do some doodling this weekend.  Well, you take some grey-tone days, survival horror games, and charcoal / watercolor and you get the drawings below!

I started thinking “Man, it would be cool to make a flash-based game like this”. . .   CS4 has some special links between After Effects and Flash.   Wouldn’t it be cool to build a game like this.  All action.  Simple Simple Simple.  Get some people excited on the web and allow them to contibute their own screens?


Stick Figure Survival Horror -

Stick Figure Survival Horror -

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IBC – Last Day – Red Scarlett

I first saw this cam at NAB 2008 a few months ago.  Supposedly you are looking at a camera with 3k lines of resolution for $3k!!!

My brother and I currently shoot on his Canon XL-2.  That rig cost more than this thing will.  I watched a demo of the Red integration with Adobe.  Pretty amazing: got me to go back to the Red booth and stare some more.

IBC Red Scarlett

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