This past spring, I put a call out on my Karaoke music channel, KaraokeJoeful, for auditions for singers to participate in the first ever “FanCast” production. The idea was simple: Singers would submit videos of themselves singing parts of the big cast number “One Day More” from Les Miserables, and then I would take those videos, create an audio mix, and a video to go along with it.
It was a fun process, and I got a few hundred auditions, and ended up casting, what I think are brilliant leads.
The final video was a blast to make, and it can be seen here:
I look at the weather these days, with the ambient temperature sitting comfortably at 40 degrees Celsius.. With warm 27 degree days back in March, and have to admit that it looks like climate change..
But, is it man made? Nature varies naturally on wild and extreme cycles; it always has.. Is it hubris to think that we are the cause of change in the weather of an entire planet? We’ve been pumping our greenhouse gases for several decades.. But in the past it has taken 10,000 years of the same greenhouse effect to change the planetary climate. What was once glacial, evolved into scorching rainforest.. And vice versa. All without our input. I wonder are we responsible, or at the mercy of natural processes?
I’ve been looking lately into the idea of creating 3D images using a technique called crossview. Basically, it’s two pictures side by side, but when you look at it and slowly cross your eyes, they merge into a “third” image, that appears 3D. The brain creates this in real time by noting the differences between the two images and interprets that as true stereoscopic vision. The brain is amazing.