5 reasons I am going back to school for my MFA in the Fall!

June 18, 2009

1. So I can have a piece of paper that calls me a MASTER!

2. So  I can be the creepy old guy in class.

3. So I can spend a truck load of money.

4. So I can be reminded how much my work sucks.

5. So I can be in a large crowded room of crazy artists when I have my midlife crisis.

-Brian

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5 common Final Cut Pro editing mistakes

June 18, 2009

1. People forget to save the project as something before they capture video.

2. People forget to name the captured video files as they are ingesting video, leaving a bin fill of “untitled” files.

3. People mix and match video and audio file types, frame rates, and Khz in the timeline with out paying attention to what its doing to the project. Just because FCP can do it, does not mean you SHOULD do it.

4. People forget to clean up their timelines before finializing and color correcting the project.

5. People have a tendancey to drag and drop files in their timelines without paying attention to where they are on the hard drive. ALWAYS keep your files in a labeled folder!

-Brian

You must be the delivery boy!

June 17, 2009

So, on the way back to my office, after getting my lunch from the cafe down the block, I am standing in the elevator holding my bag of food. I notice the older gentleman looking at me, when I looked up, he asked, “So, who ordered food in?”

I mean, what does this say about the institution I work in? I believe it is a university, there are supposed to be people under 40 riding the elevators. Why would he automatically assume that I was a delivery boy? Is it because I do not wear a suit?

My response to his question was, “Yes, me.”

What would you of said?

-Brian

5 ideas for artistic inspiration.

June 17, 2009

1. Work in a day job that you hate so much it motivates you to do more, faster and better, so you can get the hell out.

2. People watch in public spaces such as parks, trains, malls, or just walking down the sidewalk. Most people are even more strange and awkward then most minds can even imagine.

3. Get into passionate arguments with everyone you know, eventually pushing them all away, so that you can find the center to your own personal misery, and draw from its pain.

4. Pretend you are a mad scientist, and begin to experiment with everything and everyone, and eventually something creative will come out of it.

5. Go POOP, for some random and strange reason, I get many light bulb popping ideas flashing into my brain as I drop the kids off in the pool.

-Brian

ROCKET TITS & A MAN-SHE/SHE-MAN

June 16, 2009


Tranzor Z Episode # 1, Part 1

This extremely hard to find animated series is my favorite export of Japans giant robots. There is just something special about an animated series for children that has a leading robot with a cannon that shoots from his crotch a sidekick with rocket tits, and a 2 faced Man-She/She-Man tranny for the villain. I just wish this quality production had some kind of official DVD release.

5 reasons people do not achieve their artistic goals.

June 16, 2009

1. They give up.

2. They get distracted and loose focus,

3. They begin to doubt the  value of their dreams.

4. They depend on other people or uncontrollable circumstances as a source of inspiration for their work.

5. They are to arrogant to admit there is still more to learn.

5 Ideas for a better video production work flow.

June 15, 2009

1. Everyone that considers themselves “Producers” should have the skill to actually PRODUCE a video all on their own, before they work with others in a professional environment.

2. Unless you are creating an experiment in improvised video production, and all parties involved in the production agree to this, you should think out, outline, storyboard, script and block out every aspect of the production BEFORE the cast and crew show up.

3. Always label you footage in a way that everyone can read and understand.

4. Always make sure everyone on the production knows their role/job on the production, so that they stick to it and do not step on any  toes.

5. Unless you can afford to pay your cast and crew, always make sure your project is something they can be proud of, believe in, and feel part of.

-Brian

JANE ROSE STEALS BLIGHTS NOSE!!! A NEW COMIC STRIP!

June 14, 2009

Holy flim flam bang bang pops on a stick,

It sure has been a while since I posted the last Blight comic strip. This will be the second to last Missing Adventures strip I post before I begin work on the “MIS-ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN.” The new Blight story will not be posted online as I will be saving that particular story for the book I am working on. After I post the 30th comic strip next week, I will begin posting strips from a new story I am working on called, “PROFESSOR VON GOITER – The Worlds Most Miserable Private Dick.”  In the meantime, I will also be posting little video clips to my Youtube channel as often as possible, so be sure to subscribe to that: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions

:::THE COMIC:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #29-
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Thanks,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

WHOREHOUSE MUSIC WITH TODD ROBBINS!!

June 8, 2009

WHOREHOUSE MUSIC WITH TODD ROBBINS!!

Well, I took a walk in Bryant Park today, and who do I see, bringing his special form of high end class to all the lunch breaking business folks in park? The one and only Mr. Coney Island, Freakshow, Sideshow, Magician TODD ROBBINS! Skanking up the park with his swanky brand of whorehouse ragtime piano music. I had my camera, so I shot some video, and here is what happened.

DON’T FORGET, TODD WILL BE PLAYING IN THE PARK ALL WEEK 06-08-09 THRU 06-12-09, FROM 12PM – 2PM, GO CHECK HIM OUT!

DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY VIDEOS!

For More Todd: http://www.toddrobbins.com

For more of my madness: http://www.blightproductions.com

Austin, Texas: Bridge Bats, Natural Springs, Trailer Park Cupcakes, Fire Juggling, Yummy Food, Sunsets, & an unemployed Rodeo Clown Named Gus!

June 1, 2009

Howdy doo,

Well, things have been quite busy. Me and the little lady took a trip a little bit ago to Austin, Texas. I decided to challenge myself with a little experiment, I brought my Flip video camera along for the ride and decided to document the trip by producing one video per day. The trip lasted for 8 days and I made 8 videos documenting the majority of our adventures in Austin. This was not only an experiment to see if I could keep up with the workload of making a video everyday while I was supposed to be on vacation, but it also gave me the chance to explore a new character named, “Gus the Unemployed Rodeo Clown.” During the trip, we played a strange quiz game inside a bar, we toured the haunted areas of Austin, we went to the Alamo Drafthouse, we met real live Texans, we got “lost” in the desert looking for coyotes, we saw a fire juggler, we went to a vaudeville show, we went to the bat bridge, took a dip in the natural springs Robert Redford learned to swim in, and much much more. Please watch all the videos, and enjoy Austin with us. If you like them leave me a bunch of comments, and re-post them to every blog you can think of. Thanks.

Austin, Texas #1: Airplanes, Cowgirls, & Drunken Pub Quizzes

Austin, Texas #2: Postcards, BBQ, Trailer park Cupcakes, Circus Candy, & Monkeys See Doo Doo!

Austin, Texas #3: Breakfast, Moonshine, Haunted Texas, & an unemployed rodeo clown named Gus.

Austin, Texas #4: The Alamo Draft House, Angels & Demons, Esthers Follies, & Gus the Clown!

Austin, Texas #5: POOPING IN TEXAS, TOADS, & REAL LIVE TEXANS!!

Austin, Texas #6: Lost in the desert, Bats in the bridge, Jugglers of Fire, & Pickles!

Austin, Texas #7: Barton Springs Pool, Sunset At The Hula Hut, & Amy’s Ice Cream!

Austin, Texas #8: FROM TEXAS 2 ATLANTA 2 NYC, HEADED HOME!

Well that’s about it. I hope to have some more comic strips finished for the next posting.

Your Pal,

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com