How did I get this angle?



Today the Halo tournament was cancelled. It had been going on for a week and a half, we were doing really well. We had a very good chance of winning. But no, it had to be cancelled.

The adminstration finally decided that it was an inappropriate fundraiser for the rugby team. Well isn't rugby violent? Didn't I sign a consent form? Won't I play halo anyways? Don't we watch R rated movies in class (fla last year and down fall this year)?

And on further thought on violence in video games:
I'm sure videogames do desensitize us to violence. There is no way that that isn't true. But what is the problem with that. If I am already desensitized to violence, doesn't that mean I won't freak out if violence occurs, I can stay calm, make good decisions and get far out of the way. Being desensitized to violence doesn't cause violence, evil people who don't know what is right and wrong cause violence (maybe not evil, more angry people who are out of control). If a police officer wasn't desensitized to violence, how could he do his job? He would freak out and do something stupid that would hurt more people. In case of emergency, I would rather be like a calm police officer.

Not promoting violence in the least, but desensitizing yourself to violence isn't going to make more violence.


So much power

At school today I found out today how much computer power I have a my disposal to render my 3d animations(rendering means having the computer create all of the individual frames using math). On my last film, each frame took about 1 min to render. I had 7 min of video, 30 frames per second, that is lots of rendering. I had to simplify all of my 3d scenes, so that they would render faster. But not this year. In the computer lab, all of the computers are set up so that I can distribute my rendering on all of them during non-school hours. This means I will have about 30 computers, that are almost always avaible, and all faster then my computer working as much as I can make them.

I can set every setting to the highest that is even remotely neccesary, and I still won't be able to fill them up.

I can't wait. This is like having a 20-30 thousand dollar rendering farm all to myself, because no one else in the school ever does any 3d animation. I have a monopole, more like a communist dictatorship because of the division of work.

This is the best motivation for me to actually get my movie made.

I can't wait.

Tonight it is the first test, I am rendering a video for grade 9 orientation for multimedia club.

I feel so great


My Music stats

Track Count: 1605
Play Count: 4648
Total time: 6.2 days of music
Total time music has been played: 1.8 weeks
Artist count: 217
Genres: 30
Most Songs played at 9.00 pm
average track lenght 5.6 mins
average play count 2.9

Also, almost all of my music is either Rock or alternative punk, or comedy (comedy what is that?)

I got these stats using

All these stats start last year when I got my ipod shuffle, so I used to listen to more alternative before that.


New picture posting method

I picture I took on my trip to Vancouver and never posted.

An idea that i really need to patent right away

First read the article that is linked to the title of this post.

It is about a Giga pixel camera (not mega, I mean 1000 megapixel). The way he takes pictures is by taking a picture with giant film and then scanning it once it is developped. Well what if that all happened inside your camera. What if inside you camera there was some type of reusable film that could take the picture, then go through a small scanner, which would allow for a much higher resolution picture, and then the film chemically (or maybe electricaly) reverted to being blank. I'm not sure how film could be reverted, but something lik that could be figured out.

I think this system could allow for incredibly high resolution cameras, a normal film camera has a resolution of about 100 megapixels, so theoreticaly why wouln't this? Scanners scan one line at a time, so they could have a much higher resolution and it could take more time to scan the picture.

So "patent pending on this idea"

Hopefully this blog is proof enough that is was my own idea.

I need to talk to someone who knows so more about cameras to see if this seems possible.


What happened today

I started doing some animation on my movie and found that even though some of the process of creating an animated walk has been automated, it will take me just as long to finish, because I will spend the extra time making it look even better then ever before.

Also, today, I had no real school. First I had spare, and then ELA, but we went to the pep rally (I am now completely full of pep, and I am proud of my contribution to Rusky the husky intro video (a small amount of animation)), and then I had 2 spares in the afternoon (I sure hope they were spares or else I was skipping.

And finally, during my homework, I tried the (10+2)*5 method of working (mention in one of my diggs). Which means working 10 mins, doing something else 2 mins. If done five times, it will take an hour. I did some social homework and chem studying, and watched tiny bits of Spirited Away for my breaks (also as research for my extented essay). I feel as though my rate of work didn't lag off during the how time like it might have due to boredom. Therefore, I will conclude that it was a success, and will try it again in the coming days (and report any more findings).


Best day of the Year Yet

Today was really good. I had 2 spares and multimedia club, which totalled 220 minutes of time in the computer lab working on multimedia stuff. I did some really cool work 3d which I'm really proud of.
In my first spare I talked to someone briefly about Halo 2. Then at the annoucements I hear about a Halo 2 competition in the school next week!! I'm really excited. And then finally, in my second spare, I see as the top story on Digg, that Peter Jackson is producing the new Halo movie...


It will be definitly my favorite movie ever.

Halo + multimedia + little homework = great day