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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Web links...

I totally missed the part that we need to post lists of weblinks...  So, I guess my next 3 posts will be dedicated to weblinks...

favorite artists
Billy Joel... He has been my favorite artist for as long as I can remember.  I have only been to one concert in my life and it was a Billy Joel, Elton John concert.  It was fantastic!!!  Here is a brief clip from his signature song in case you have not heard of him...
Piano Man

Billy Joel's Official Website

I must once again thank professor Shiflet for this class.  In doing this blog post, I found something I never knew about...
Billy Joel & Shea Stadium

Of course, growing up in Norwalk Connecticut if you were at all into baseball you have a choice of 3 teams to cheer for... The Boston Red Sox... The New York Yankees... The New York Mets...  Well, since I never believed in the American League (They play by the wrong rules ;) ) that left The New York Mets!!!  They were and always will be my team.  A year or so ago, they tore down Shea Stadium which was the home for the Mets.  That was a sad day for me.  Now to find out there is a documentary all about Shea, and Billy Joel has done the music for it... OMG!!!!  I just wish I could be in NY this weekend.

To read more about Shea click here...

Shea Stadium
I did a web search on Shea to get more photos, you can views those photos by clicking the caption on the above picture, or by clicking here... You can find all sorts of pictures, including one of Shea and the New City Field.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Designing in 3D complete...

Using Sketch-up was more of a challenge then I expected it to be...  My building wound up only being 4 stories, because I just ran out of time.  Spending better then 4 days working on this project, I realized that you can not be too ambitious and totally create a building in this...






Here are some pictures of the insides of my building...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Poetry in Motion...

My 7 year old son just spent this morning wrestling in his first meet, match, or tournament, whatever you want to call it.  You see wrestling is different from any other sport my two children have tried so far.  The practices are CLOSED... :O

I totally understand the reasoning for this.  The wrestling room is a small space, and to fit 40+ kids, 10 coaches, and all of their parents would just not be reasonable.  Also, some parents just do not seem to understand the importance of staying off the mats.  It seems to be a very difficult concept that your shoes have germs on them that could contribute to skin diseases.  Not to mention, some parents can be very distracting to their kids trying to learn.

Anyway, my son did so well on Sunday.  He made his dad very proud.  He lost his first 2 matches, but I am sure that was more because he did not understand the scoring system in wrestling.  Once we took a little time to explain it to him, siting examples of how he "gave away" points in the second match, he improved even more.

Match 1... My son 7 -- challenger 8...
Match 2... My son 8 -- challenger 13...
Match 3... My son 12 -- challenger 9...

Match 2 and 3 were against the same kid (and she is a girl a very tough girl)...

My wife took video of match 3, so if I can get it out of her camera, I will add it here...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Completed... So you think you can drum???

video

Sorry if this page takes a little while to load, but here is my video creation.  Using Adobe Premier was a lot of fun, and a lot of learning.  Please take 2.5 minutes of your busy day, and have a watch.  I would love to see your comments.

Thanks,

Curt

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Design in 3D???

Project 5 -- Design in 3D space using Google Sketch-Up...
Above is the text description of what I am planning on doing. We will see if we get there. It might be a little ambitious... :)
Above and below are the 4 angles of the building I am going to attempt to create...
Wish me luck... :D

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Harry Potter...

Well, I am currently 5 blog posts short for the class...  And I have one week left... Let's see if we can get a couple more done.  Movies and Books are a type of Artwork in my opinion.  I just wanted to take a minute and tell you how much Harry Potter is a good series.  We just got back from watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)...  WOW...  And to top it off, they cut the movie at the perfect place...  The even better part about this, is we only have to wait about 6 months until part 2 comes out... Can't wait...

Curt

Saturday, November 20, 2010

So you think you can Drum???

Well the next project is to take several copyright-free videos, and mash them together and change them up so that you change the meaning of them.  I will be taking several clips of drummers, and making a TV type show out of it...  Well, a comercial for a TV type show for it...
This is page 1 of 4 for the story board.  Once I complete the video, I will post it here...

Feel free to make any comments about what you think.

Thanks,

Curt