In 25 Years

2010 11/15

This is a pretty sweet idea: a video internet time capsule.

I recorded one a couple months ago, and as a result I’m in this promo video. Hey, that’s not my favorite shirt anymore. How quickly things change!

Romantic Comedy

2010 11/12

Friend Diagram

2010 11/09

The intersection between my good friends James Mackey and Matt James.


2010 11/08

Charlie hits some hilariously good phrases in this solo, and the melody is great. Transcription is from the Omnibook, as usual.

In this week’s challenge, both Youtube and Vimeo failed to completely satisfy this animation of Bird’s “Confirmation.” That’s because they’re dumbing down the stream to a low quality 360p or 480p, BUT if you set it to play the HD feed, you’ll basically get the original 720p file that I exported from final cut. AND I just realized you can SET THE EMBED TO DEFAULT IN HD!!!!


2010 11/07

edit: Oh snap, this just got reblogged on ilovecharts! I’m going to waste so much time telling people!


2010 11/04

Au Privave

2010 11/01

A standard of the highest jazz order, this was one of the first Real Book tunes I memorized. Transcription is from the Omnibook.

Animations can be pretty demanding on the transcoding of internet videos. Last year I uploaded a version of Giant Steps to Vimeo, but under their encode every note seemed to drag a frame or two behind the audio. Video streaming just isn’t built for this kind of exacting sync. HD has helped.

Both sites handled Bloomdido pretty damn well, but for this Youtube just can’t seem to interpret the keyframes correctly. Vimeo has taken the lead in my personal standings.

CODEC NERD UPDATE: You can set youtube embeds to default to HD (&hd=1), and that solves this display problem. Youtube back at the head of the pack!