"Chef Corey R.D" 2014
"Ambitious Young Man" 2014
"Guess its back to work then."
"Does this mean no sex?"
Early stages of video game level I’m working on. This is a bridge made up of pink brick that is lined with huge priest sculptures embellished with marble and other stone textures. At the end of the bridge is a fountain made of yellow marble. There will be a horse on top of it that I haven’t modeled yet.
Further development of life organization.
deadbeatboyhood asked: Hey there! I found you on Instagram! I'm trying to make some VHS tapes glitch, but i'm having a hard time with it, so i was wondering if you could give my any pointers as to which techniques are effective and create something beautiful!? I hope you can help me out :) - Louie McPherson
Hey Louie! I just saw this question so hopefully it hasn’t been too long since you asked. I’m always happy to share information though. There’s a number of ways to get cool glitches from VHS tapes. The most basic way would be just using the hell out of a tape, the more you play it, record over it, etc, the tape gets worn out and you’ll get that unmistakable “VHS” look.
For some of the more unusual looking glitches I posted on my Instagram I ran the video signal through a breadboard and just tried putting a variety of different electronic components on it to interfere with the signal. I seemed to have the best luck with ceramic capacitors, but there’s still a lot of components I haven’t tried yet. You can get everything you need to do that at your local radio shack. The problem with this technique that I’ve found is that it doesn’t really record well on to VHS. I had to use a camera to record the display in order to keep the footage. If you try it and figure out how to record it directly maybe you could share the knowledge?? haha.
Another way to glitch vhs tapes is to open the front part and run a magnet over it some. The magnet messes up the information on the tape and results in a glitch. I haven’t experimented with it much yet so I haven’t gotten anything great, and certainly not beautiful.
To me though, getting a beautiful VHS glitch always seems to include some sort of bright colors, and this often comes down to the specific TV and VCR you are using. Every TV gives a slightly different picture. I’ve got like 7 or 8 different TV’s I use that I picked up from thrift stores all for under 20 dollars each. I got lucky on one of them, and it’s screen shows colors very saturated, especially when the video signal has been tampered with. It just takes trying out a bunch of different tv’s till you find ones that you like.
The particular VCR you are using also plays an important part. Every VCR displays an image differently when you pause, fast forward, or rewind a tape. I usually switch between 4-5 different VCR’s when I’m working.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box though and just try what ever comes to your mind. I’ve gotten interesting results by covering the ends of the RCA cords with aluminum foil, and even jamming forks in there too (be careful not to electrocute yourself though, haha.) Hope that helps! If you ever have any other questions just ask!
I’ve been working on a visual way of organizing my life. In the Center are three main categories: WB for General Well Being, F for Future, and S for School. Going outward these categories are subdivided. By going through every category everyday I make sure to stay on top of all my responsibilities while still maintaining a balanced life. This representation is still in development, but has still served as useful for me so far.