Sunday, October 21, 2018

99 Zorkballoons: A Year of Remixes on hitRECord

I drew a red balloon and created 99 animations over the course of the past year. Remixing art I found on hitRECord.

Original hitRECord post:

(The final 10 feature the staff of hitRECord.)

Monday, October 08, 2018

After Effects Looping Animation Problem (solved)

Hello, neglected blog space that's a million years old!

I just found a solution to a little After Effects issue I've been dealing with and wanted to post it here. For myself to magnify it for anyone else with a similar issue.

This is gonna be obnoxiously technical, so most of you will not be interested in reading further...

The idea is using the "loopOut()" expression in After Effects so that it doesn't glitch or eventually skip over frames.

Are you ready, boys and girls???

The solution...

To make a prefect loop do this:

1. enable Time Remap for the layer

2. Go one frame before the last TR keyframe and Add a keyframe (hit the diamond icon)

4. Copy the first TR keyframe over the last keyframe

5. Add the loopout expression

#4 is the freaking KEY to this, I think. Also, maybe click on the starfish-like "Continuously Rasterize" radio button.

Apparently, this is an issue when you're trying to use the loopOut expression specifically with a precomp. Which is why I watched a thousand tutorials that didn't offer this simple solution.

Monday, August 13, 2018

"POWER" (s6) Begins

Monday. August 13, 2018.

Starting on POWER, Season 6.

One final season, kids.

Longer gig than the previous season. Let's see how this one goes.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

"Practice Makes Perfect"—Mario Teaches Typing Rap

This is as obscure as things get.  A 1992 typing-teaching game starring Mario and friends.

But if you slipped the CD-ROM into a regular music CD player, you'd get to hear this hidden rap track.

Pretty funny, huh?  1992 Mario Typing Game (HIDDEN) Rappity Rap Song's gotta be a riot, right?  The crazy thing is how shockingly GOOD it is.

It's really well-produced and not the complete embarrassment you'd expect from this.

PRESS PLAY.  I dare you.

Friday, July 13, 2018


One of my favorite sketches featuring Mike Mitchell of the Birthday Boys.