|A Morning Stroll Through Heidelberg|
Monday, June 30, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Pierce received his "First Honors" award this evening along with 200 other students from grades 1 to 7. Note the "Mother-approved" future spouse (freckled, red-headed Veronica). The next generation?? Click on the image to see the album.
Posted by Greg Bond at 8:50 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
On an incredibly hot day today we ventured forth to the Liberty State Science Center. Not only did the weather try to slow us down, so did the light rail which, for no reason we could divine, was such a mess that it took us an hour to get to our destination, twice the normal time. To cap it all off, we hadn't been at the Science Center for an hour when a fire alarm went off and everyone had to evacuate the building. From Pierce's perspective though, things worked out OK because he got a plush E Coli microbe to add to his stuffed "animal" collection.
Posted by Greg Bond at 6:53 PM
Pierce and I finally completed post-production (no, really!) of Pierce's latest stop-motion short: Spider-Man 4. As usual, Pierce has huge ambitions for it but I fear the completed project may never see the light of day given the magnitude of what Pierce envisions. Nevertheless, here's the first sequence of Spider-Man 4. Click on the image below to see the movie.
Pierce conceived the story-board and shot all the stop-motion himself. He shot his Spider-Man Lego against a green screen so we could add a suitably New Yorky background. We created the background collage using Gimp to glue together a bunch of New York skyline and shop-front pictures culled from the Internet. The sidewalk is from outside our building. The sound-effects are courtesy of Hanna Barbera and the sound track is, of course, due to Danny Elfman. We used Final Cut Express to put it all together.
Posted by Greg Bond at 5:42 PM