Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ephemera pt 4 - Spider-Man Magazine

Part Four of the Ephemera series proves how geeky I have always been.

I wish that I had the original art that I sent into Spider-Man Magazine. I submitted my own villain that I believe was an anthropomorphic bomb that could shoot out smaller bombs from his tube like arms. He may have had a Megatron-esque arm cannon to better dispense with his artillery.

Yes, Spidey sent me this reply to my creation. I was heartbroken till I realized that I was now Spider-Man's pal. This still brings me comfort.

Pendleton Correctional Facility

I was recently asked by a friend of mine who is doing a story for NUVO to go with her to take pictures during an interview with an inmate at Pendleton Correctional Facility. I don't want to reveal a lot of details here, but I will post some of the pictures I took.

I'll link to the article once it has been published.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Without Troy - The Premiere

We did it. Last night was the premiere of the movie. I'm not lying (I'm not even exaggerating) when I say it was the greatest night of my life. Thanks to everyone who made it happen. Here just check out the slide show:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Exam Jam

I'm breaking the rules again: Chester French & Gym Class Heroes performed at Butler's Exam Jam. CF made a fantastic first impression and GCH put on an insane live show. After it got dark things really picked up.

My pictures don't do it justice, but my friend Pat took some truly fantastic shots. His camera is like magic. Check them out here. Seriously, go there now. I'm gonna go ahead and embed a video of his pics just to drive the point home.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Iris? Not any more!

When I was a freshman the first video I ever collaborated with Tom on was a music video for Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. It's been on YouTube for three years now but recently a message appeared below the video. "This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled. More about copyright" Other serviced would have just taken down the video, but YouTube gave me the opportunity to fix it. They have an amazing "Audio Swap" feature that lets you pick from hundreds of songs to replace your audio. I chose Sleep Station's "A Soldiers Dream" to fix the video. Now the song just had titles that said Goo Goo Dolls on them. I used YouTube's annotations feature to cover them up with the correct information. You can see the result right here:

Thanks Google for letting me fix my copyright violations. Nice moves guys.

Random Action - Fight Choreography

Man, I've been sitting on this for over a year now. It was one of the proposed special features for the Random Action DVD. I never got it done, but now here it is. Pictures of us choreographing the first fight in episode five and a little of the last fight.

I've got video of this, but it's not as fun to watch.

Friday, April 24, 2009


I'm gonna break my rules again and link to myspace. I'm sorry, but you have got to hear DoLa. He's donated some music to Without Troy and I can't help but give him a shout out.

Monday, April 20, 2009

4th Grade Tour Guide

I was lucky enough to help lead my friend Katie's class through the studios at butler. We took a group picture at the news desk. I'm the tall kid in the back.

Without Troy - Audio Mix

Nic Belmonte has been mixing the movie for us and has really been doing a bang up job. The whole thing will be done soon. I can't believe it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rayburn Family Easter

I had a great time at the family Easter Party yesterday. This was the first time it's been hosted at my house. I shot a video of my cousin Eli hunting Easter Eggs. The music is Search and Destroy by Iggy Pop.

Want more Easter fun? Read my blog post from the 2007 Random Acts blog here.

Friday, April 10, 2009


For this one time I'm gonna break my personal rule of never linking to myspace. Go check out GOLIATHON now. The guys played an amazing all-rock-non-stop set at the annual Wish Upon a Rockstar benefit concert. My buddy Colby Holmes is in the band (he's the blonde bassist) but even without the ties I was seriously impressed. If you're in the Indianapolis area you have got to see one of their shows. Be careful though, one of my friend's told me they totally kicked in her groupy genes. If genetics leads you to wanting to sleep with rock stars too then you could do a lot worse than Goliathon.

Sketches pt 2

These are from my law class. I'm sorry Dr Creech! It isn't that you aren't interesting. It's totally my favorite class. I just like to draw!

I can at least promise you one thing. None of these drawings are of you. Especially not this guy:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ephemera pt 3 - Driving Pass

Part Three of the Ephemera series returns us to High School.

High School is a weird time. Not as weird as middle school, but pretty weird nonetheless. I was lucky in that my school had a TV program. It wasn't too advanced, but it was much bigger than we deserved. I was able to learn so much there that I still use today. Naturally, looking back on what I made then, I dip my head in shame but at the time it seemed great.

By the I was a senior all I was doing was TV. I was taking the actual class, I was a teachers assistant, and to round out my day I was an intern. Most interns were out of the school so we all got driving passes. Mine was used mostly for delivering/retrieving tapes from local churches and picking up Chinese food. Any time spent in other classes was remedied by pink excuse slips that I had access to. Good times.