Posts Tagged ‘at my desk’

Creative license

September 28, 2010

Today I edited the latest segment of “At My Desk” at the Herald & Review. As I’ve pointed out before, these videos afford me many opportunities to think outside the box and do some fun things. Here are a couple of images pulled from this week’s episode:

Reality TV at its finest

Oscar bait

Confused? Impressed? Apathetic? Either way, watch the video to see how these images are incorporated!


Tarred and feathered

March 1, 2010

Brian Regan. Emmerson Fidapaldi. This picture:

Note: this image may have been altered...

Watch the latest At My Desk to see what ties them all together.

“At My Desk” Highlights

February 5, 2010

I really enjoy the fact that when I put Elvis in a garbage can or cut a donkey in half at work, I can share it on this site. Since I’ve done a lot of things like that before I started this blog, I figured I’d grab a bunch of them and share anyway. I have a collection of still images that I made to illustrate a weird point, and a little highlight video of different animations I did with those illustrations.

If you are left wondering why the heck I would need to do any of this, take a while to watch some episodes of “At My Desk” with Tim Cain.

This seems like a good one to start with. Tim with a basket of Jessicas on his desk.

Tim always wanted to earn a gold record, so I cheated and made one myself. I wanted to do "Gangsta Rap Legend" but he insisted on Power Pop.

Tim accidentally implied the Beatles were an obscure band, so I was a jerk and made this magazine cover.

A group of crows is referred to as a murder.

A group of clams is called a "bed of clams"

A "caravan" of camels

I don't know why a group of toads is called a knot, but it is.

Tim didn't know why a group of cats was called a "chowder". That's because it's called a "clowder".

To be honest, I don't remember why I put myself, Tim Cain, and co-worker Adam Casner in the set of Jeopardy.

The Mt. Rushmore of stand-up comedy. More like Mt. YUK-more... Aaaaand I'm ashamed.

Why is this in the group of over-Photoshopped pictures? Because we only had one award, so I had to merge a few shots to get this one. Fun times.

What I imagine when I'm told Oprah will have her own network.

When Matt Damon was coming to Decatur to film "The Informant", I made this rip-off of the "Bourne Identity" poster. We actually used this on our site also.

This is a bit of a reverse of the last photo, with his "Informant" head on his "Bourne" body.

I can't remember why I needed to do this but, trust me, it had to be done.

What I assume Tim is doing when he isn't at the office

Tim said "At least I'm not as old as a house", and I proved it, literally.

As you hopefully saw in the video, we did a Beatles puppet show. Here is a remake of a famous Rolling Stone cover.

We dedicated an episode to the White Album, so I changed the title screen.

You have to see the video to understand this one, but it's a scene from "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" when Rebecca De Mornay is impaled on a fence.

For this video, Tim wonders what magazines he could make the cover of. I do my best.

This one may not even be 'shopped...

Low-res, but you get the idea...

We actually did a special photo shoot for this one. I don't think he knew why he had to sit with the vase.

This is my all-time favorite. Tim HATES Rob Schneider, so I toss him in as often as I can.

Why is Elvis in a garbage can?

January 26, 2010

Anybody know why I would do this to the King?

Hint: It's not just because I'm a Beatles fan

If you don’t know, and would like to find out, you need to watch the latest “At My Desk” on!

Like previous gags, I took something Tim Cain said and fleshed it out quite literally. Check out the video HERE!

Bringing work home with me

December 2, 2009

Here’s something random.

Today I was at work shooting a video for a series called “At My Desk”. Tim Cain, the entertainment editor, comes up with something to talk about at his desk, then I take it and flash it up a bit with graphics, music, and occasionally some animation.

The turnaround time for most of my work at the newspaper is pretty short, so I don’t have time to get extremely fancy, but you’d be surprised what you can do with just Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.

Today, Tim mentioned dropping thirty pounds off his ass. My mind immediately went to the childish donkey pun. I knew I had to have some weights falling off of a donkey. While working on the animation of the weights “dropping off” of the “ass”, I realized that, from the way the layers were stacked, the weights could slice right through the donkey.

I laughed and showed a few people, and even included a clip of it at the end. Then, as I was leaving, I decided to take it home and work on it a little more for myself. Here’s what I did. Beware, even though it is a light-hearted animation, it still involves blood and a donkey.

If you are still not sure about the weight/ass pun, or are wondering why there is an airplane in the background, you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to see the video I did for the Herald & Review. Check back here tomorrow morning, and I’ll have a link to the video posted!

UPDATE: Here is the direct link to the “At My Desk” video!