Archive for BC Holmes

Videodrome

Do you stream / record video / do YouTube stuff?

Would you be willing to tell me about your sound and video set up? What about editing? Something else?

Thumbnailing

I’ve been taking a new cartooning course, and our first project involves scripting and thumbnailing. So I’ve been thumbnailing over the past few weeks.

Ty always argued that thumbnails should take you 10 minutes. They take me quite a bit longer than that. I’m also weird in that I really like figuring out my lettering early in the process, ’cause I hate lettering that doesn’t fit into the panels.

Mostly my thumbnails start very scribbly, and then I refine them as I want to figure stuff out. Some parts I just leave as scribbly if I have a clear idea of what it’s saying. Stuff that involves a lot of environment, I end up spending more time on.

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Sorted

The Space Babe Sorting Helmet has sorted me into House Pfizer.

Rules of Acquisition

Background.

And now.

Hm…

I wonder if this book is any good.

Thought for the Day

The choice seemed clear to me: A life of drag queens, safe spaces, and sharing booths with Aubrey Plaza, or a lifetime of straight bars, creepy white families, and code-switching with Mackenzie Davis — who is usually very hot but was done dirty with a poorly-fitted wig (sorry!! She was!!!).

— Jill Gutowitz, “Why Abby Absolutely Should’ve Ended Up With Riley In Happiest Season

I’m not gonna lie: I was surprised by how hurty this Christmas movie was.

Stellar Cartography

I created a stellar cartography lab in Blender. I confess that I think that the stellar cartography lab was the most interesting set from the TNG movies.

Thought for the Day

Never make a promise or plan
Take a little love where you can
Nobody’s on nobody’s side
Never stay too long in your bed
Never lose your heart, use your head!
Nobody’s on nobody’s side

Never take a stranger’s advice
Never let a friend fool you twice
Nobody’s on nobody’s side
Never be the first to believe
Never be the last to deceive
Nobody’s on nobody’s side

— “Nobody’s on Nobody’s Side”, from Chess.

Prism

Moving on to Complex Items

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about modelling the brig from Voyager. We see a fair bit of the brig in the episode “Thirty Days” where Tom Paris is confined to the brig as the result of disobeying the Captain’s orders.

This image appeared in an official Trek fan publication:

(Paramount authorized an official Trek magazine in the nineties — it often included these kinds isometric-style set interiors and folks have copied, reused and remixed them ever since).

There’s a bunch of stuff I don’t like about the Voyager brig set. First, there seems like a lot of wasted space dedicated to an area that probably isn’t commonly used. Despite how much space it takes, it always struck me as odd that there was only one cell. And, lastly, I find the idea that Trek ships have stations (like the brig guard station) where people are expected to stand all day long a bit unfriendly. People need to sit down.

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