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 10/25

I dug through my transcription books and pulled out Jamey Aebersold’s amazing¬†Omnibook, which has an obscene amount of great Charlie Parker notation.

The only challenge was settling on which song to animate, as there were literally a dozen that I really wanted to play with.  I settled on 3, Bloomdido being the the first one.

The Man

2007 09/28

Youtube has been forced to take down my “Shame on a Simpson” video because of alleged copyright infringement. Fine.

At its time of death, my video had:
and 4.5 stars

It was a good piece of fair use art, in my opinion. Luckily, some other people on youtube liked the video enough to download it and host it themselves:

Maybe we’ll keep handing this off like it’s the Watergate story. That would be fun.


2006 12/16

Final project for Computer Animation 1. This short was generated using Maya software. A whole lot of extremely time-consuming fun.

Knight Rider

2005 08/27

Based on the Timbaland and Magoo song, “Clock Strikes (Remix)”, this is an alternate opening sequence for Hasselhoff’s classic 80’s action serial. All clips from Season 1.

The Distance

2005 08/01

Cake’s “The Distance” combined with a re-edit of Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s bizarre short, “The Running Man”. Weirdness results. I’ve been accused of anime fan editing ever since.

Giant Steps

2005 07/23

This is what John Coltrane’s landmark tune and solo look like when they come to life on paper.

If you try to play along, you may notice that the transcription for the head is transposed for C and the solo’s in Bb. Weird, I know, but the transcription book that I based this on was in concert.

You can buy the sheet music here.