Saturday, December 22, 2007

Centre For Arts and Technology Film Student Film Premiere Q4 07

Once again the Centre for Arts and Technology had a premiere party to showcase the Centre's Film student's latest works. This premiere had 12 films ranging from documentary to comedy to romance and a little sci-fi.

1) Fish Out of Water by Kyle Pigeau - Apparently people find the word 'Yar' funny. The film had a very stylized animated opening which caught my eye, but the rest of the film was live and felt flat. The film was about a janitorial pirate you finds love. I thought the script needed some more polish and I think I only smiled once.
Grade: C

2) Collide by Ada Jules - I loved the idea, it has potential to hit home with the sci-fi fans and the romance films. The idea is that a guy gets the ability to learn everything there is about an object by touching it. He shakes hands with a girl and falls in love with her. The script needed a bit more polish (romance is hard to write, I know!). But it's the grounds for a good short.
Grade: B-

3) Love Doesn't Hurt, Only You - An interesting short with no diolog, only music. It played very much like a long music video. This short and many others featured copy written music which could effect them in the long run. My instructors always told us never to use copywriten music unless you have permission from the artist themselves. So placing the copywriting music in their short means that they can not submit it to film studios or other film festivals. The short itself could benefit from some cutting and shortening in a few places. For an example, I don't think the viewer needs to see 3 minutes of footage of people playing The Game of Life.
Grade C+

4) Crimson Steel by Brian Dycke - This one was interesting. It stars a guy with a sword in a Mafia movie, in Tokyo. Pretty interesting idea. Much like Loves Doesn't Hurt, the movie also featured copy written music and needs a few more polishing points, especially colour correction and audio sync. For an example when 2 people are sword fighting the swords are completely out of sync. Was interesting though.
Grade C+

5) Passing By by Kaylan Wiebe - A romance story about an actor who gets into a car accident and is paralyzed. The romantic lines and timing needed a bit more polish (I know, it's tough to write romance!), but it was on the right track. One thing I'd have more pronounced in the movie is the relationship with the actor and his friend who was driving when they got into the car accident. At the end of the film I was like: "Who is he? I swear he only had 1 line earlier in the film."

6) Fishers of Men by Cherly Hardy - A documentary question and answer feature about Christian religion. I have to admit, it started off very funny. I don't know what side was funnier, the question askers or the answers. But soon they begun to touch on some more pressing issues. One thing I must point out was a lack of commitment to style. There were questions being asked by people, screen shots and the people answering themselves. It's best to have a set set up.
Grade C+

7) In The Night - A very funny cynical and dark film about a guy's day and his thoughts on several things that he does. It was pretty funny.
Grade B

8) Candy Kane by Jordan Lange - It was nearly anime brought to life. Sure no giant monsters, but there was a scantly clad woman talking to a stuffed toy. It was twisted and a breath of fresh air.
Grade B+

9) A Lonely Day by Nick Starsky - A movie that used the power of green screen in the real world environment. Very surreal and boarder line "mind fuck". The camera man's shadow was vi sable and took away from the experience sadly.
Grade B

10) Untitled by Ryan Hiemstra - A wonderfully dark humoured short about 2 morgue workers. The reactions and set was very well done.
Grade B+

11) Work In Progress by Adam Kitter and Curtis Pittendriegh - After a long wait and technical problems the movie finally got on it's way and it was better then imagined. It was about 2 stoners who decide to make a movie about their lives and the problems along the way. The film had a ton of great gags, jokes prop humour.
Grade A

12) Pancake Day - Best for last I guess. This completely improvised movie was shot in less then 3 hours and was great. It told the story about 3 roommates who each looked foreword to pan cake day, the day they have pancakes. The over the top performance by Josh G really pushed the film down the direction it needed to go. It was shot documentry style and featured interviews with the characters which added to the comedy. Anyway, pan cake day turns bad when a new addition is added to the apartment (won't spoil it) and it turns the guys against each other. There's a great scene which is about 7 minutes long and is a confrontation of Chris about the addition and they pulled it off great, without a cut. Sure there were a few smiles, but they remained in character and the dialog was great for being improvised.
Grade A+

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Why Re-Render?

With "Roy's Revenge" coming out very soon I feel like I should show you why some scenes had to be re-rendered. Below is a shot from my short, the top one is before, the bottom one is after. In the before shot we see that some Final Gathering bleeding has taken place. We also have strange shadows on Roy and have you ever seen a blue sky like that? Didn't think so. The re-render shot has better lighting, no Final Gathering bleeding or strange shadows, the glow on the computer screen is also corrected. Stay tuned for the short, it'll be on here before X-mas.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hyperpower! remix

"Hyperpower!" the first song from Year Zero has been remixed and ready for download. Hyperpower is an actual economic term that describes a country that is the most advanced militarily, economically, and technologically in the world. The term was used to describe America in the 90's and the British Empire at it's peak. I used the song as an intro piece and extended it to showcase some of the sounds from the rest of the album.

I'll post a cover art for the remix CD and links to all the songs soon.

Photo by my mom or sister (not 100% sure). Modified by me.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Beginning of the End remix

One of my favorite songs from Year Zero by Nine Inch Nails is "The Beginning of the End". So when it came to remixing it, I was very nervous about breaking it's perfection. But I found a way to make it work and I think it sounds even better. Give it a listen by clicking the link or picture.

Photo by me.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Survivalism remix

The third track from NIN's latest CD is called "Survivalism" and the character talks about how life is in the world of Year Zero. The term references a person is is ready for 4 things: Natural Disasters, Man Made Disasters, Loss of society benefits (water, electricity) and the collapse of society as a whole. It fits perfectly to paint the picture of Year Zero. You can listen to my remix of the song by clicking the link, or the picture.

Picture by me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Good Solider remix

"The Good Solider" from NIN latest album Year Zero seems to be about a solider serving his country and is trying to believe that he/she is doing the right thing and the reason they're at war is justified. They seem to go from a strong, playing the strong solider in the verses to a softer reflective voice in the chorus. I went with the softer side with this remix. Are you downloading them all? I'm closing in on the last songs.

Photo by me.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Vessel remix

The end is near to the Year Zero remixes, only a handful remains. "Vessel" is the 5th song of Year Zero and the character is the vessel of the truth, mainly theories of this song is that it's about a soldier who is taking pills to advance the agenda of the army and numb out feelings of regret and make killing as pleasurable as sex. Thus the character feels powerful and allows it to happen, but does feel like the pills could be ripping him apart. Just one theory of many.

Photo by me.

In animation news, Roy's Revenge is looking even better after rerendering a few scenes and will premiere at The Centre For Arts and Technology's (end of semester) Film Festival on December 20th. I'll be posting the finished film on here on the 21st. Get ready for Revenge!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Me, I'm Not remix

The 6th song from Year Zero is "Me, I'm Not", I'm not too much of a fan of the original mix. The song was very easy and fun to remix, it all just flowed together. I removed an entire chorus because it reminds me of the Fonz from Happy Days. The song seems to be about a person losing control over themselves or something, my theory is that the song is about the person who designed Parepin (see my post about The Greater Good) and is succumbing to the numbness of the drug.

Anyway, enjoy. Photo by me.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Capital G remix

"Capital G" is a song about the president of the USA in Year Zero. The G stands for Greed. The song goes on to say that power can convert people. A person who once had noble intentions can be corrupted and become drunk with power. Click the link, or the picture to hear the song.

Photo by me.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Warning remix

Oops, Looks like I forgot to upload "The Warning" before "My Violent Heart". Oh well.
"The Warning" seems to be about The Presence. What does The Presence look like? On the cover of Year Zero there's a giant partly transparent blue hand? That's it. The question is, what is The Presence? Is it the hand of god? Some kind of strange storm? Aliens? No one really knows. Witnesses of The Presence say that they feel intense fear, insignificance, astonishment, and forgetfulness.
Run the strange static sound through a spectrometer (one found in Adobe Premiere) and you'll see The Presence.

Photo by me.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

My Violent Heart remix

How are you enjoying the remixes Please leave some comments. "My Violent Heart" is ready for downloading at This is possibly my favorite song from Year Zero. I used a few samples from the Nine Inch Nails song "StarFuckers Inc" to create a darker mood. Listen to it yourself.

Photo by Sicamous Eye Centre, my eye.

Monday, December 03, 2007

God Given remix

The 10th track of Year Zero is "God Given" and my remix of it is now available for download. "God Given" is kind of a tongue in cheek look at the church in the Year Zero alternative reality. In that reality church and state has merged with large problems. The song has the character singing (it is a concept CD with multiple narratives going) that their religion is the only right one, insisting that every other religion is wrong and several other lines. The song is dance and poppy... an interesting mix to say the least.

Photo once again by me.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Meet Your Master remix

The Year Zero remixes continue with song number 11 out of 16, "Meet Your Master". I'm working my way backwards with these remixes remember?

Meanwhile, I'm testing my new computer's ability, so far it's been doing good, but now comes one of the ultimate tests... Rendering. Stay tuned.

Photo once again by me.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Greater Good remix

Here's the link to my "The Greater Good" from my remix version of Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero album. I guess I should give a little bit of a background about this song in the context of Year Zero and the image (which is once again by me). The album is a concept record, concept records often have a story, main character or certain direction. For an example, NIN's 1994 album The Downward Spiral followed the steps of a man on track to self destruction, stopping on the way to denounce god, society, the person they loved and in the end, taking their own life. Year Zero on the other hand is set in the future where religion, politics, the environment is pushed to a breaking point. "The Greater Good" is about Parepin, a drug added to the water to bootstraps the immune system.
However... it also alters the levels of dopamine and serotonin levels, induces muscle spasms, inability to reach orgasm, complacency, dulling of emotions and maybe the reason people see "The Presence".
Lots of info? Well, it's only the tip of the iceberg, you can find more... if you know where to look...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Great Destroyer remix

This remix of "The Great Destroyer" from Year Zero, follows the original one very closely, but I played around with the ending, which feels a lot more destructive and loud. This song is followed by "Another Version of the Truth", so it's a nice contrast.

Remember to leave comments and give it a 5 star rating and you can even download it. Collect the entire remixed CD.
Photo by me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Another Version of the Truth remix

The Nine Inch Nails remixes just keep coming. ,Here's my remix of "Another Version of the Truth" an instrumental from Year Zero. I decided to do a... I guess... a two face remix, one part hard and loud, the other quiet and soft. Enjoy.

Photo by me.

Monday, November 26, 2007

In This Twilight remix

Blog post 100!!!! Here's the link to my remix of "In This Twilight" . The song is considered to be the "Hurt" of Year Zero. I personally felt the album version was very noisy with abrasive drums and effects, so I cut them out for my remix and I believe the song sounds a lot more fragile.

Photo by me.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Zero-Sum remix

As mentioned a few months ago, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has released the audio tracks for all the tracks of CD "Year Zero" on the CD/DVD combo of the "Y3ARZER0R3M1X3D". I've been remixing the tracks and now you can listen to them.
Here's the link for "Zero-Sum"I use the pen name of Theday at

I'll be posting more links as I submit the rest of the songs.

I have my new computer and it's getting put together properly and set up. Then I can begin rerendering a few scenes and get back into animation. Stay tuned and enjoy the remixes.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sound Is Complete

Ok, after a long wait and a few bumps along the way, the sound for Roy's Revenge is finally complete and is sounding great! Amber Smith is the audio engineer and she has done a great job with the sound. I'll be posting the completed short in a day or so, I have to do a few little corrections and set a few things up. So prepare for the long awaited, Roy's Revenge!

UPDATE: After a couple of days of thought and tinkering, I think it would be better to rerender a few scenes. The sound works wonderful... but I'm being a perfectionist.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

5,000 Views @ deviantArt

I'd like to point out that my deviantArt gallery has hit a new milestone and has reached 5,000 views. You can view my gallery HERE. My deviantArt gallery is my main photography gallery.

In other art news, my Mom, scrap booked some of my art from my grade school years. It's quite an interesting look back to my previous works and see how far I've come. There's this painting I made in Kindergarten, or was it Grade 1 and looks like it's a finger painting and called "Man Running Around In Circles". I found it interesting and may upload it to deviantArt later.

In Roy's Revenge news, music/sound is still being worked on. So you'll have to wait a bit longer. I know, I know.. I'm excited too. I want to see the end result as well.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

CATO September '07 Final Film Premiere Reviews

Tonight I got to witness some premieres of some student films. Sadly my short isn't quite ready yet, music is in the works, see previous post.

12 and Hyde - I walked in a bit late on this one and pretty much found it to be a boring torture porn film. I have to admit it had some nice lighting and colours, but script and violence and ending was not there. Something tells me I'd still feel the same if I saw the first handful of minutes. Grade: C

Short Tail - I have no idea who directed this one... but there was some real problems with it. The story was about two pot heads played by two guys who can't act and an archaeologist who is digging up dinosaur bones. I know, dino bone hunters are called Paleontologists. Anyway, the Paleontologists over acted and the pot heads underacted and brought the film to a climax that was meaningless. There was also a huge continuity error when one of the pot heads losses his beard between scenes. The credit sequence was also tough to read, had no connection to the film and went by too fast. Remember people, you should be able to read a credit about 3 times before it disappears. Grade: F

The Very Long Goodbye - Due to technical difficulties, the film was shown was very grainy, but at least it was there. The film was over the 20 minute mark, but was far better then the previous films shown (* my trailer not included since it was a trailer, not a film). The short was a nice homage to the film noir and detective stories from the golden era of Hollywood. Script was good, but another rewrite could have really tightened it up great. The use of black and white was nice, but contrast could have been pushed to get rid of some greys. The film had a lot of homages to such films as The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep, with similar angles. One of the main problems with the short was it's audio qualities, the bad compression could have added to it, but there was always a white noise and the voice over changed volumes several times and got a little annoying, that and there were some audio pops in there as well, most notability the door knob falling off the door (nice touch). Grade: B (better contrast and sound would have landed this film at an A-.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Waiting for the Music

Roy's Revenge is completely rendered and ready for export, except the music. My audio engineer, Amber Smith is hard at work on it and so far it's sounding awesome. I'm looking foreword to the final product, which might be a small wait. But now comes the scary time between school and a job in the field of animation. Unfortunately the wait will last a bit longer then I want because I need a new computer to work on more animation, improve my demo reel and burn DVDs with. My currently computer at home is a nice little machine, but it can't handle a program like XSI.
Roy's Revenge finished rendering on Tuesday and since then I've been working on my Rabbit from Z-brush class. I brought him into XSI and begun to rig him. And here's the result (see right image). I haven't given him a proper texture yet. But his rig works and can't wait to animate with him..... whenever that will be. Hopefully I don't go crazy not animating..

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Final Scene

The final scene of Roy's Revenge has just been sent to the render farm to render. Funny thing is that the final scene to be rendered is the first scene Roy is in. I'm at least 4 days ahead of myself and feel very confident in my abilities. I'm very excited to see it completed with sound and present it to everyone. I guess I should begin designing the DVD package. I'm thinking of charging 5 bucks per DVD. Does that sound like a good price? Would you buy it? Not only will it come with the completed version of Roy's Revenge, but also the trailer, my demo reel, some of my shorts, my trailer for Blackout Mod, a slide show of my photography and whatever else I can shove on there. Place your orders now!

(rejected scene from Roy's Revenge shown)

Don't forget that Wednesday, September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

RR: Live From the Render Farm

Hey, it's just a quick update. I'm currently rendering 7 different scenes on some computers here at the Centre For Arts and Technology. Things would move faster if other people didn't need to use computers or XSI. Sadly the school only has so many licenses and we're using them all up. Hahahaha. A couple of renders will finish tonight and then I can move on to the next batch of scenes to render. The final scene (which will show up after the credits) was pretty quickly done. I modeled the scene and textured it with the assistance of Luke Ritchie on Sunday, finished modelling and texturing on Monday and by Tuesday it was being rendered. I have the sound files for the lip syncing scenes ready to work on for tomorrow. But for now, I can't do much. Some renders only have 3 hours left, which will be after the school closes for the night, if only I could stay longer. Oh well, they'll be ready for me tomorrow. I might as well turn on another render and go home and have some hot chocolate. Mmmmmm.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Final Gathering Band-Aid

I've been working with the renders of Roy's Revenge for awhile and have come across a problem with my outdoor scenes. In the scene, Princess, Roy's next door neighbor's dog is white standing in some green grass and a big blue sky. But there's a problem, when it renders with Final Gather it looks like this:

As you can see, the green from the grass and the blue from the sky bleed onto Princess and makes her look ugly. Why does it do it? It's the way Final Gathering works, it makes everything a light source, so the giant green ground the little dog is standing on becomes a giant green light.

How do you stop this? Well, I figured out how.
First create a giant grid to cover the ground and set it a couple of inches (in terms of the scene scale) above the ground. In my scene, it's just up to Princess's ankles. Then give it a new material, Pong, and make the Colour, Ambient and Specular all white.
Once that's done, go to the Selection Button on the Right and select Visibility. In the Rendering portion of the Visibility deselect Shadow Caster and Receiver since we don't want this thing to give off shadows. Then turn off the Primary of the Ray Visibility off. Here's the result:

Ta-da! Fixed! Princess is no longer greenish! I also do it with the sky so Roy doesn't turn up blue.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

RR: ReRendering Perfection

I'm being a bit of a perfectionist lately. If there's something wrong with a scene that doesn't take too long to render, then I'll fix the problem and rerender it. For an example, see the picture. The subsurface scattering on Roy's hand looks absolutely stunning, but the desk behind hit has a massive specular problem and the background has a huge line that makes it look ugly! Also, once in the shadow of the screen, Roy's hand turned grey and that would be weird. So I corrected the lighting problem, fixed the spec and gave the background an image. It looks much better now.

In other Roy's Revenge news, I'll be recording my lines for Roy tomorrow along with Kristen Lucas voicing Princess along with Amber Smith as my official Audio Engineer. I'll add some links to their blog/website on the side bar once I get them.

Stay tuned for more shots! Also, at the top of the blog you can see a Render Status about Roy's Revenge. I'll remove it once all finishede.

Friday, August 31, 2007

RR: The Staircase

Remember that animation I posted that had Roy going up the stairs and turning his machine on? Well here's his poorly crafted staircase, textured. I'm not entirely sure at the moment of how to shoot this scene, but I just wanted to show off the staircase. It really looks unstable now, and partly painted. Funny thing about Roy is that he can build amazing things out of plastic and metal, but when it comes to wood and carpentry skills, he lacks big time. Time to model a paint can for it. Just extra little details.

Went swimming in the lake today, possibily the last time this year. Got to go swimming 4 times this year. Kind of sad, but better then only once like 2 years ago!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Smoke, Mirrors, Grass... Fire...?

Ok, Rendering has been taking place! I've done a few little scenes and so far so good. I've been playing around with some particles and hair for the effects as well as volumetric lighting. My short is beginning to look pretty damn sexy looking *wink*. But there has been set backs. Right now a scene is still rendering and will take another 20 hours or so. But it has a lot of stuff in it, probably the most technical shot, looks pretty good. Another set back is the picture to the right. In this that little white thing is Princess, Roy's next door neighbour's dog. I thought the grass looked like grids and not like real grass, so I'm re-rendering it now and it looks a heck of a lot better!

In personal news, I got Metroid Prime 3 and I'm loving it. It's only my 4th game for my Wii. I also have Wii Sports, Zelda: Twilight Princess and Excite Truck. But looks like I'll be getting a lot more soon with Mario Galaxy, Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn, Smash Bros Brawl and Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords all coming out within the next 3 months. Must get job in the animation field to feed my video game addiction....

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I Present To You... The First Rendered Shot!

Well, rendering is finally on it's way. I have rendered out two quick scenes. One where a drawer opens and a chalkboard full of items. These two scenes are very small, but play a part in the short. I'll be compiling what I have so far and then make adjustments from there. Animation is looking a lot smoother and has a lot more feeling to it now. I'll be e-mailing my sound engineer later tonight to see if I can make an appointment to do some vocals so I can properly sync them to the animation. That's probaboly why it's one of the first things they do in big productions. Things are getting pretty close to the end, so stay tuned!

Monday, August 20, 2007

CATO Film Fest Reviews (exclaimnation point)

I know the previous entry said "Tomorrow" but it's 1 in the morning, so it's still technically Sunday to me.
Ok the Centre For Arts and Technology Film Festival '07 happened on Thursday and had the theme of Golden Age of Hollywood. A few people dressed up, including me. Hopefully they push the theme more next year. Anyway, this year Animation didn't have much of a showing. But thankfully the Film Department really stood up and offered some much better films this year then last year. Improved sound, better locations and away from the school locations. But needless to say not everything was golden. Here are my reviews and ratings. Needless to say they go from A to B to C then F for Failure. A, B and C have + ( ) and - for A+, A and A- grades.

Maple Flavored Irony - A good way to open up the Film Festival. A light hearted slap stick piece. Would have worked better as an animation. A-
Old Time Calamity - The first in several "silent" black and white shorts. This one had 2 jail birds getting free and trying to get away from the cops. Nice to see some locations away from the school. B+
Nathan Hibberd Reel - My classmate Nathan's demo reel, very well done, view it yourself, see the link on the side. No Rating.
Being Ivan Sampson - A complete rip off of Being John Malkovich without a proper ending or reason. Think of it as Being John Malkovich in slightly more then 4 minutes. C
The Neighbour Below - Anpro project that Nathan and several other of my classmates worked on. Due to the Okanagan Film Fest, production values on this short got hurt along the way, but was still good. B
75 Years of BC Wine - An interesting history piece of wine from around the region. Interviews felt a little cut off. B-
The New Janitor - An attempt at some Charlie Chaplin, but fail. Most of the slapstick felt flat and didn't quite have the timing that the master had. Also the film quality was very over exposed. C
Another Whiskey Jack - An attempt at using filters to make the production look like a 3D or comic book piece. Looked extremely grainy and bad, but nice to see it tried. C
Unfolded - Nathan's short he submitted to EA Reveal. I critiqued him along the way and helped it shape form. You can view it on his blog. A
The Black Baron - Another black and white one, this one was very silly and had a very good ending. B
Archie Meets the Punisher - Script didn't work, no real ending, colours were messed up during the Archie scene. Why? F
Impostertute - A very silly short, Ivan must have been very brave to be in this film. Very simple, but funny. A+

Mature Films:

Prey - Good to see some locations other then the school being used. This one was shot in Mission Creek park, just a few blocks away from where I am now. The story was pretty simple, but the thing that got me was the must and camera. The music was too simple and didn't add to the scene. The camera was shaky and in several scenes the focus was off the main character and too blurry. But I give the main actor credit for going down the river... must have been cold. B-
Cannabis Zombies of Death - I was hoping for something so bad it was good. It wasn't quite that. It was bad, but felt too long. C+
InterventioN - Good to see it on a bigger screen instead of the Youtube player (see it HERE). I have made my comments to the director on his youtube page. Acting needed to be pushed a bit more, few sound problems and brightness contrast for the black and white scenes needed to be pushed since they looked very grey. A
Collaboration - Epic failure. Two bad shorts combined to make an even worse one. Horrible location for the part with two guys and mediocre dialog. It was like pulling teeth. F
Highjinx - By far the funniest black and white short. Classic gags and puppets and more! Very well done. A+
Thin Lines Between Us + Nick of Trades - Thin Lines Between Us and Nick of Trades kind of blended into each other. Each had a guy who got beat up because of drugs for some reason or another. Seriously... why drugs? Dialogue was flawed in both. They both left me rolling my eyes and checking my program to see what was next. C- for both
Wes Falls - When I saw this was a 17 and a half minute long film I thought, "Oh no... please not another bad drug movie.." Sure enough this one didn't disappoint like the previous two films. It was well shot and made the school lunch room look like a reasonable set. Music needs a bit of a hand, but it wasn't too bad. Good acting. B+


Consummatum Est - Really sad feeling, but didn't feel complete to me. B
Coffeeeee - I've seen this a hundred times and I still smile at the peeper shaker. Hopefully my short will be the 3D equivalent of Coffeeeee (awards and praise wise).

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Setting Up The Sets

Well, Roy's Revenge trailer is online and I'm prepping the rest of the short. The trailer contains no footage from the short. I'm currently texturing and getting render settings correct. Thankfully, I only have 2 sets, one indoor, and one outdoor. There has been several weird issues that have popped up, such as in the scene where Roy screws the light bulb into the machine. In that scene his eyes would turn complete black, reflect the noicon.pic and the render time would shoot through the roof. Thankfully I found the reason behind it and now the scene is good. Having to find the right textures to fit Roy's Revenge is a bit tricky, but it's very fun. I also got some help from Asinine Animation, fellow students who donated their house from their short. It would be funny if Roy from my short and Willy from their short were neighbours. Anyway, Enjoy the screen shot of the Machine's keyboard and Roy's hand.

I'll be posting my reviews of the films shown at the Centre For Arts and Technology Film Festival tomorrow.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Roy's Revenge Trailer

Ta-da! Nearly out of nowhere comes a trailer for my upcoming short. James Hamilton requested something of mine for the 5th annual Centre For Arts and Technology Film Festival.... but it was rejected. Their lost. Now you can enjoy the 45 seconds of awesome that is the Roy's Revenge trailer. Enjoy:

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Open Door

Grad was a blast! It was great seeing some friends again and once again congrats to Ian. Anyway a nearly 3 year journey has come to an end, and the next one is coming up quickly (depending on how you look at it). I'm texturing and doing some render tests for my short, Roy's Revenge. I thought ahead and only have to texture two locations. Since the short happens in Roy's basement and outside his house. Just because I'm an animator doesn't mean that the short can't shine. When the renders were going for my entry into the Centre For Arts and Technology Film Festival (August 16th), Gord and Chris Quigley saw the renders as it was going and they thought the renders looked pretty pro. Here's a shot from the short, it's the basement door:

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Grad is Tomorrow!

My graduation ceremony from the Centre For Arts and Technology is tomorrow evening. I'm getting excited. Not as excited as my high school grad, but I haven't spent that long going to the Centre. While I was working on my entry for the film festival last night I was asked to supply some things for the Grad Reel, then they came and ask me to do an opener. I quickly formulated an idea and went to work on it. I delivered the opener to them and they liked it. And now I'm editing together my entry for the film festival. I found some awesome music from and I'll give them proper credit on here.

In more audio related news, I have found an audio student to do sound for Roy's Revenge! I'm so excited! Here's a little teaser image from Roy's Revenge:

Thursday, August 02, 2007

RR: Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna Short Film Festival

Rejoice! The first public showing of Roy's Revenge will be at the Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna's 5th Annual Student Film Festival. Sadly it won't be the short, but will be something else.... Something smaller... I'll be devoting the next couple of days to this project, so stay tuned for teases!
The Film Festival will be
Held at: Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna.
On: Thursday, August 16th
At: 6:30 PM show starts at 7:00 PM
Price: Free

I'll be posting my surprise entry on the day of the festival, so if you don't go you can view it here. Or you can watch it here again and again and again and again...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

RR: Walk Down Stairs Revisited

As promised, I reworked this scene. I added more character to Roy's walk, made the actual stairs smaller, changed the object he holds into a box, and a ton of other things. Now that the main animation is out of the way it's time to texture! Woot! Keep commenting on my animations here and on the forum. I'll be posting render tests on here after my island adventure (aka my cousin's wedding on Vancouver Island). Back on Monday, July 30th.

Friday, July 20, 2007

RR: Machine Go Rebuild

Here we go, another take on the machine go piece. As you can see, stairs! I'm 100% about the camera angle, tell me what you think!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hey, Other Things Also Get Updated!

Just a reminder, that my blog entries called Smashing Thoughts: Smash Brothers Brawl Predictions and Virtual Console Wish List are being updated as more news comes from and as games get released for the Wii Virtual Console. Check them out.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Problem Adverted!

I'm back in animation mode! Howrah! Ok, I touched up a piece which I'll be posting in a few days. But at the moment I'm working on THIS ANIMATION In this scene Roy climbed up into the machine helm, but at the end of the short he walks off the machine and falls. (see below image)

Think about that, wouldn't he turn to climb down the ladder instead? Instead of doing two ladder climbs I decided to get rid of the ladder climb in the first one and make him run up a rickety staircase he built himself. (see side picture).

Would you like to walk up those stairs? They're still work in progress. I still need to tweak them, add some bent nails sticking out of them, uneven steps, paint can (Tiff suggestion), then texture it. Just something to add some more atmosphere and character to the scene. More on the way! Watch those Crash Without Recovery episodes!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Crash Episode 3

E3 has come and gone and like I said in Crash Episode 2, I'll be representing Nintendo on a Crash Without Recovery Round Table about E3. Well, Curtis, Kyle and I got together on Thursday and recorded our reactions to the show and now it's online. Check it out:

Part 1: Microsoft

Part 2: Nintendo

Part 3: Sony

Part 4: E3 and the Industry

Friday, June 29, 2007

An Oldie Animation

Things are slow around here because production on my short is currently halted because I do not have access to a computer that can run SoftImage XSI smoothly. So here's a little something to keep you entertained, a ball bounce animation I did awhile ago. Enjoy:

If you are wondering, yes, I'm bored to tears. *Le sigh* At least I'm catching up with my movies, already watched Pom Poko, Memories, Art School Confidential and Shooter. I recommend all except the last one...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Mom Went To New York and Brought Back Cool Things

My Mom, sister, aunty and grandma went to New York on the 9th to the 16th and had a blast. It's been my grandma's dream to visit the big apple and she finally filled it. The four of them visited the major tourist traps, Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Broadway and several other places. My sister took a whopping 1,111 pictures!!! I'd probably be the same if I went, good thing she's digital.
Anyway, one of the places the four went is the Nintendo World Store in Rockerfeller Center. There they bought me several gifts, including:

-A Wii-Mote Key chain with light
-GameCube candies
-Zelda Life Shirt
-Zelda's Hero: Link shirt
-Conan O'Brien magnet (from NBC Studios)
-Some more candies

and my favorite: -An Animal Crossing Plushie!!!!

I want to go to New York now..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Crash Without Recovery Episode 2

I'll be representing Nintendo on a Crash Without Recovery Round Table about E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Due to the fact that it's invite only, we'll be talking about the news. Should be fun, here's my E3 Predictions:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bunny High Res

Here's my Z-Brush Rabbit in glorious high res. Beware, he'll eat your soul. Yeah.

He was suppose to be low res with a normal map to bring out all the pieces, but I made his low res too low so I couldn't show all the details. Oh well, live and learn. I'll try it again after the break and then animate him.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Even More Rabbits...........

Seriously... Rabbits and Me.

Anyway, remember my rabbit in THIS ENTRY? Well, I'm making him in 3D with SoftImage XSI (usual program I use from my 3d work) and Z-Brush. Here's a screen shot of what I have so far...

Friday, June 15, 2007

What Is With Me And Rabbits?


Animal Within by ~Chmilar on deviantART

More animation coming soon, running out of time..

Monday, June 11, 2007

Crash Without Recovery: Episode 1: Smash Brothers Brawl

Ok, despite having a huge workload, I decided to host, edit and post a vidcast (video podcast) for (I'll post it on once I get the second episode up) . The first episode features Maria, Roman, Kyle, myself and Luke on camera. I honestly thought it would take 15 minutes, sure enough we ran out of tape at 55 minutes! There's so many good things in there that I just didn't want to edit it down, so I divided it up into several parts.

I'll be posting the parts this week. It was recorded on June 9th, so there might be updates to , were we right? Time will tell...

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:

Maria's blog

Kyle's blog

Roman's blog

Camera man Luke's blog

What do you think? Talk back about this vidcast over at's Forum, Click HERE.

Friday, June 08, 2007

RR: A Look at the Newly Improved Star of the Show

Here's a render of Roy again in a scene I'm working on. I just love the pose and expression. Leave a comment. More animation on it's way.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

RR: Laugh and Shock

Got my instructor to give Roy a retexture job and looks awesome. Sadly I didn't import him as a reference model, so I gotta find a way to update his body without loosing the animation. Graeme gave me some suggestions, but I don't think I did it right, I'll have to get him to show me how to do it properly.
Anyway here's a scene with the improved Roy. In this scene Roy has fired the gun and is doing his victory laugh. Then something happens....
Listen! Listen! Voice acting!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Help Me Help You and Win Me A Wii!

Ok, I've written 3 tutorials over at and they're pretty well received. My first one on some animation basics got on the front page of and I want to get there again. All these tutorials of mine are being graded by viewers and I need you to head over to:

XSI Animation Basics and Above 1
Elements of Design Tutorial
Principles of Design Tutorial

and give them 5 star ratings so I can win a Wii. Of course, what's in it for you? Well this is your time to send in questions to and I will write another XSI Animation Basics tutorial with some questions sent to me! Win, Win, Win, Right?

So vote for me, send suggestions and check back.

Monday, June 04, 2007

RR: Button Press 2

Ok, another take on the button press, much like the first, except Roy puts his googles on and the machine fires. He coughs at the end of the animation and the machine fires during the animation, hard to see because of the shaded mode, looks cooler rendered. I'll have to begin rendering soon. Everything is due at the end of the semester, June 22nd.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

RR: Machine Go!

Ok, in this scene Roy's giant machine is ready to go and he is powering it up in his basement and according to his plans, the machine turns on, then the house divides in two then the machine raises up. But by now you should know that Roy doesn't have the best luck. Remember to check the other animations and comment on them as well.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

RR: The Big Machine

I know you've all been drooling in anticipation to see it, the giant machine Roy will use to get his revenge on Princess. I did the base model of the device and Nolan "Number One" Wiebe spiced it up.

Can you spice up machines??

Here's the results, textures are coming soon.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

RR: Screwing in the Lightbulb

With the light bulb in hand, Roy quickly races over and screws it in it's rightful place. Sure enough, it's rightful place is on a giant laser! With the last piece of the puzzle in place, Roy is ready for his revenge!

Yeah, still no sound...

Friday, May 25, 2007

RR: Second Light Bulb Scene

Another scene from my upcoming short. I'm getting a little nervous with the deadline less then a month away!

Power Outage

Ok, prepare yourself for this one.

Today I was writing up a post for's NewsRoom and was about to submit what's new in theatres. I was pretty happy with the post because it contains Pirates 1 and 2 in 5 seconds. I was just setting up some tags when the power went out. Because of the battery backup, I quickly saved my work and shut down my computer and thought," Oh great, we blew a fuse." I had the washing machine going, the computer and AC(on fan) going. I checked the fuse box and sure enough nothing was switched. My room mate came inside then and we noticed that all the power was off. We headed outside to see if the entire trailer is out of power. Sure enough everyone else had power, so we checked the trailer park fuses, they were fine. Our search lead us to the power line to our house.
Our power line is lining on the ground and the construction company working on the buildings next door have commanded us to move it. But needless to say, civilians should not handle something that could kill them. We investigated the power line and it was cut. Sure enough the construction company was right there and they said, "It got in their way."
So now there's a cut electric wire lying on the ground that could potentially kill a person. We want to get it repaired, but only the landlord can do that and the office was out for the afternoon.
So when I go home, there will be no power.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

RR: Hammering

Ok, this one took a bit longer then expected, but I think it's turning out very nicely. It's amazing how much blinking at the right moment makes the impact of the hammer so much stronger.
In this scene Roy is working away in his basement, hitting a nail when the next door dog, Princess barks and distrupts him. He turns and curses the dog, He returns to nailing and Princess barks again and Roy hits his thumb with the hammer (which will be the best sound in the world).

I really need to do the voices this weekend... gotta see Pirates 3 as well

Update: Apparently the hammer hit is good enough to get on >
Glad to know that people are feeling the pain!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Google Analytics says I've conquered the world

Back on April 17th, my instructor showed my class a handy little tool called Google Analytics that collect a few pieces of information about the user browsing your site. Google gives you a little bit of code to put into your site and then you can collect a little bit of information about the viewer, such as what operating system they're using, what Internet program they're using, screen colours, language, referring sources, and location. According to Google Analytics, this little blog of mine has been seen on all 6 major continents! YEAH! I've got viewers from the following 34 countries:

1. Canada
2. United States
3. United Kingdom
4. Spain
5. Germany
6. France
7. China
8. Argentina
9. Mexico
10. Brazil
11. Portugal
12. Venezuela
13. Italy
14. Malaysia
15. India
16. Taiwan
17. Belgium
18. Netherlands
19. Turkey
20. Russia
21. Israel
22. Singapore
23. Iceland
24. Tunisia
25. Peru
26. Hong Kong
27. Denmark
28. Japan
29. Egypt
30. Ghana
31. Sweden
32. Slovakia
33. Philippines
34. Australia

An amazing feat to get so many viewers in such a short time. I'd like to thank everyone who's stopped by this blog. Please make a comment! Say hi! In the above picture of the green map of Earth, it shows where all my views are coming from. Most of them are coming from North American, mostly BC, Canada, my home province. Then comes American, my blog has been viewed in 19 states so far. Then comes the UK. I'm a little surprised that China is in the top 10.

Anyway, look foreward to more animation soon!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

RR: Light Bulb Scare

This is a continueation from the new Lightbulb box open. In this scene Roy checks his chalk board and sees that the light bulb is his final piece that he needs. Then as he's admiring the light bulb, Princess, the dog next door, barks and scares him.

By the way, I'm looking for a modeller to make the big machine look cooler, any takers? Just e-mail me or Privite message me on the forum.

I'd also like also point out my friend Ian, he directed a very well done short film about drug addiction and can be seen here at his Youtube Channel. Needless to say, it contains adult material.

Update: This post was posted on
Nice to know that people enjoy my animation. Please do comment.

What Side Is Up?

Well, I meant to post this over a month ago, but got busy with my new project. Looking back at What Side Is Up? I could have done much better. But give it a look and have a little laugh and look foreword to Roy's Revenge.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

RR: LightBulb Box Open 1

Another scene from Roy's Revenge. It may look like a similar scene, but there are several differences. After this scene he holds on to the light bulb and discovers that it's the last piece of his giant laser and then Princess, the dog next door scares him. I'm animating that scene right now. Enjoy the new box open:

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Special Thanks To...

If you've been reading and it's sister site, the Newsroom, you'll know that I'm a frequent contributor to the blogs. I'm also apart of the Digimill Forum where I've been posting my Roy's Revenge animation tests. The Executive Editor, and my 3D animation teacher, Graeme Morris rewarded me for my help with Digimill with a bag o' swag from Vancouver International Games Summit.
The Bag o' Swag included:

-a BioWare Pin
-a BioWare Pen and Notebook.
-a Propaganda Games sticker
-a Relic Entertainment patch
-a Ralic Entertainment pin
-a Relic Entertainment postcard
-Shadow Magic manga from Arcana
-Kade: Sun of Perdition issue #1 (second printing version) from Arcana
Jova's Harvest issue #2 from Arcana
-2 Rockstar stickers (yellow logo and Bullworth Academy [school from the game Bully] logo)

Yes, a very cool bag of cool things. I'd like to thank Graeme again for the gift and also like to thank him for my help with my demo reel and short. I'd also like to thank all the cool companies for talking to Graeme at the Vancouver International Games Summit.

Now I gotta decided where to put my stickers and pins and patch...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Darkinati concept

Today in Z-Brush, the class was divided in two, there was Team You Guys and Team Wikipedia, I was in Team Wikipedia with Justin, Maria and Mike. Our assignment was to create a race of hybrid humans with animals. Together as a team we created a backstory of human dragonfly/mantis creatures called the Darinati, the dark ones. Justin modeled the creature, Mike modeled accessories, Maria did texturing and I set up the scene background and wrote up this back story (with input from the other team members), enjoy:

For years the tropical regions of Earth have hid many secrets, the missing temples of the Mayans, never before seen plants, and legends of gods living deep in the jungles. The Chupacabra is the most well known of these legends, but because of the climate change and man’s ever approaching grasp on the forest, another legend has been seen more and more often. Once thought to be a ghost and called the living shadow, the Darkinati are a race of humanoid bugs descendant from a cross species of dragonfly and praying mantis. Scientist have now classified them as part of the Odanata-Bipedious. The first hand sightings say that the Darkinati stand approximately 5’6” crouched and 6’2” fully extended. They range in color from light green to dark brown depending on their surroundings and age.

Once only seen in shadow and blamed for mysterious disappearances of lost villagers and missing farm animals. Now they are breaking into buildings close to the jungle and using the technology in their own world. A curious race, the Darkinati will venture closer to human buildings to obverse and learn from humans, there are several cases of Darkinati have locked people in their homes while the Darkinati pillage their yard.

The Darkinati are considered to be elite scouters for the Hive. They usually hunt and scout alone, but when the hive is threaten then they will attack under the darkness of night. The Darkinati only think of the safety of the hive and will protect the hive with its life. If a Darkinati falls the others will retrieve the body and dispose of it. There are rumors of Darkinati graveyards, or that the bodies are eaten by the larva of the hive when they pass away. Not much is known of the hive, scientists speculate if there is one major hive with branches across the world or if each one of the Odanata-Bipedious hives are independent and if hives fight against each other for land and resources. The Darkinati are one of 3 roles of the Odanata-Bipedious group, while they may be weaker then the Hive Soldiers, they are considered to be faster and smarter. The Hive Soldiers rarely leave the Hive; it is not known how exactly how the hierarchy of the hive works, it is known that Queens rules the Hive, there has been sightings of Darkinati and Hive Soldiers fighting, it is not known which one is higher up on the hierarchy. The fighting also fuels the idea of different hives. The Darkinati communicate to each other and other members of the hive through pheromones, which are detected through it’s antennas, it’s nose is just for respiratory reasons. It’s wings are not used for long flight, but merely to use to extend their jumping abilities and communicate long distances, some consider the song of the Darkinati to be a sign of good luck.

Together, we as a team earned an extra mark, good for us.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

RR: Heavy Object Walk vid

Ok, I've been busy animating this piece and I'm still not feeling it 100%. I like the bottom half, but the upper half with the machine part, yeah, it's a machine part not a chess piece, gave me the biggest problem. I'll have to animate more cycles holding objects in the future...

Saw 28 Weeks Later, it was very well done.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

RR: Heavy Object Walk

Here's a quick screen from the latest scene I'm animating. It's a tricky scene where Roy is bringing a massive machine part downstairs. A pretty tricky scene, but I'm having lots of fun animating it.

I'll upload a vid later.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

RR: Button Press

Roy's Revenge has got a story remix, but is still has the same goal. I'm nearly done the Roy model, few more tweaks to do. I also have the giant laser modelled. Infact you can see both Roy and the machine in this animation! Well.... part of the machine.


Monday, May 07, 2007

And Now The Star Of Our Show...

Behold..... Roy

(textures and weighting subject to change)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Z-Brush Work

This semester I'm in Z-Brush (Zed Brush) class. Z-Brush is a 3D texturing program where you can import 3D objects from other 3D software and do things in minutes which would take hour to do in the other program. I'm also beginning to use a tablet to do my drawings. Now I'm getting used to the tablet and Z-Brush, here's some of my work:

My Eye Monster, inspired by the spyders from Minority Report, except mine are a bit more organic.

Backside details:

Take That Cold Virus!

Ok, if you read my last post you know that I caught a cold on Wednesday and started to get better by Thursday. Good for me! Anyway, I was still feeling it by Friday. It's a bit of a set back for my short "Roy's Revenge", but I still got stuff done despite having to blow my nose every 5-15 minutes. Yuck. I blame my roommate for my sudden cold.
Anyway, I've been working on my blog tonight and if you look to your right you'll see a little Twitter box (under the long list of links), it's mini updates from me! I'll post little things, like what songs are stuck in my head, what I'm currently working on, links of interest and other silly things.

I've been working on organizing my link section, so there might be some new and interesting ones being added, so keep an eye on those.

I've submitted this blog of mine to several blog sites and you can see a list of them at the bottom of the page.

I've joined last Sunday and by the end of the day had 23 friends. makes me feel a bit old because I found a couple of my old classmates on there and some of them have a kid or two! Meanwhile I'm going to an art school with green hair and wearing a Batman t-shirt. Wait... I like being an art student, I'm not ready for kids! If we've met or chatted online and you want to be my friend, then visit My Profile at Facebook

Ok, time for a picture. Remember how in March, while I was teaching LET at the Centre For Arts and Technology's Bootcamp and then went to the Okanagan Film Festival, well, I got a picture finally developed. Here it is:

From Left to Right: Mara (director/animator of "Paint Within the Lines"), Erin (Director/Animator of "Upon A Star"), Chris (Director/Animator of "Beyond the Desolate"), Nathan (Director/Animator of "Unfolded"), Nolan (Director/Animator of "Coffeeee"), Cassandra (Modeller/Animator of "The Nieghbour Below"), Chris W (Director/Animator of "The Nieghbour Below"). I've had at least 1 class with all of them! They're all very creative and nice guys and gals! I wish them all the best of luck!

Back to flogging my own stuff. I'll be adding more to this blog very soon, including that long, long, long over due banner on top. Which will link to my various labels, such as Roy's Revenge, Animation, Articles, Digimill, Life/General and whatever else I decided to add. I want to get my picture taken next to the SUV, that would be cool.

Anyway, I gotta go to sleep, more work to do including:

-Finishing touches on Roy's Revenge Lieca Reel
-Touch up animation on some animation tests
-Get final designs done for the the giant laser in Roy's Revenge
-Remix more NIN songs (one down...)
-Find the right Mommy Day card! May 13th Everyone! Next Sunday!!
-Turn JenEric into Roy
-Animate Nolan's Rouge Mage
-Among other things!

Friday, May 04, 2007

RR: Animation Test 5

Wow, the cold virus got me on Wednesday. It was rough, but I'm feeling much better now. Still have a runny nose and a sinus headache, but I'll live.
Back to the animation at hand. This is a continuation of Test 5. In this scene Roy is still waiting for his parcel to arrive and is frightened by the next door neighbour's yippee little dog barking. So imagine that sound byte until I get the an audio guy, which should be soon.

Leave comments! I'm getting lots of them over at the forum, thanks to everyone over there!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

RR: Animation Test 4

The 4th animation test/rough animation for my upcoming short. I think I'm well on track, but there's still a lot to do. I may be on time right now, but I want to get ahead of schedule then you can attend to any render issues and such.
Here's the latest, comments welcomed!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

RR: Animation Test 3

Another test from my upcoming short. I'll be posting the lieca reel which is done in glorarious Stephen chicken scratch and featuring Stephen's wonderful voice doing sound effects. Wait... I'm speaking about myself in the 3rd person again.... I need to get some food into me. Enjoy the animation, leave comments.

New Old News: Forsaken

The Centre For Arts and Technology runs a class called Animation Production 200, 300,and 400, or just AnPro. AnPro is a class to simulate a working environment and is one big class project. Usually the class , goes through the preproduction stages with crafting a story, doing character designs, doing a lieca reel, and then the production begins. In Production there's modelling, texturing, rigging, and animation. After all all the production is done, then it's Post Production including rendering, rendering effects, editing and sound.
On this AnPro project I was a preproduction designer, added to the story, did some modelling, animating, texturing, a ton of rendering, edited it and went back and redid a few scenes, as well as critiquing the other team member's work and suggesting things.
Over all, our short did not turn out as well as it could have been and the team fell apart at the end. Happens with deadlines for all your classes. Still, AnPro was an interesting experience and if only our sound guys came through.... see a trend?
Anyway, here's the end result (still without sound):

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nine Inch Nails Remixes Coming Soon

If you've read previous entries of my blog you know that I'm a complete NIN-er, or FaNINtic, or, a big fan of Nine Inch Nails. I just bought Halo 23 - Survivalism, the first single to Year Zero, which came out on April 17th. While I was listening to the single I went to to see what other versions of Survivalism there are and saw that Nine Inch Nails have released the audio tracks of 3 more songs to the public. So stay tuned for links to my remixes of:
"Survivalism", "My Violent Heart", "Capital G" and "Me, I'm Not".

Update: Here's a picture of my complete Nine Inch Nails CD libary (until Captial G CD single comes out in June...)