Author Archives for xandad

About xandad

I have been doing computer animation since 1979.

Enemy Territory

Posted by on / 0 Comments

  This is a piece I did with a friend of mine, Aaron Antaloczy. I did the thumb effects. This included on-set VFX Supervision for the shoot to make sure we got what we needed. Additionally, I did all the painting, roto, tracking, and compositing.

Read more

Valencia Vikings Marching Band and Color Guard 2012 Montage in 3D!!

Posted by on / 0 Comments

This was the year I got ambitious and shot most of the show using a 3d/stereo rig for the GoPros. It was brutal. Twice the data, twice the everything. Plus, having never produced anything in Stereo- it was quite the learning expereince. This is the anaglyphic output… get your red/blue glasses to watch it. I...

Read more

Valencia Vikings Marching Band and Color Guard 2012 Montage

Posted by on / 0 Comments

  This is the non-stereo version of the 2012 montage. Lots of fun in Hawaii, I had some of the guys wear GoPros for the Diamond Head Crater hike.

Read more

Valencia Vikings Marching Band and Color Guard 2011 Montage

Posted by on / 0 Comments

It’s interesting for me to look at these videos now from a few years worth of perspective. I notice that in these earlier years I had a lot more of the side events that surrounded the band as opposed to show performance. I think my first 2 years were kind of like that. But then...

Read more

Valencia Vikings Marching Band and Color Guard 2010 Montage

Posted by on / 0 Comments

This was our first year as a “band family”, it took me awhile to find a style for editing these things, I liked the paneled approach because I could show more kids… but it made for quadrupling the edits in some cases- as you can see. I remember thinking- wow- that was a ton of...

Read more

Bethany (1989)

Posted by on / 0 Comments

  I wrote this story in the first week I lived in Los Angeles. It was before “Ecstasy” hit the masses. I remember drinking about 4 pots of coffee in my crappy room that I was renting at 27th and Normandy in Compton. 1989… yep kind of freaky. Anyway- it needs to be noted that...

Read more

The Space Between Numbers (2009)

Posted by on / 1 Comments

This story is based on dreams that I was having at the time. (As most of my stories are). I was lucky enough to have a friend, Ken Ricci, give me a few pointers on what I thought was my final draft. So as a tribute to his insights, I changed the name of the...

Read more

Final Days

Posted by on / 0 Comments

  The following is a recollection of my thoughts that detail the two years following my father’s cancer diagnosis. I present it in its original, unedited state…. more out of a respect for the integrity of accuracy. But I also feel compelled to point out that my feelings towards my sisters is not what I...

Read more

Dream Party (2005)

Posted by on / 0 Comments

This story contains content that is definitely NC-17. It is not for kids.. enjoy! We arrived at the party around 9:30pm. There was a decisive frat-boy feel to the whole affair; one that I always found slightly offensive. Sure there were beautiful women, lots of alcohol and a decent share of illicit drugs- but the...

Read more

Baseball, Hotdogs, and Assholes Driving Chevrolets (2002)

Posted by on / 1 Comments

  This is an open letter to the Asshole Corvette Driver that ran me off the road a few months back. Now before all of the rest of you GOD-Fearing, Self-Respecting-Not-Speeding-AND- Staying-on-Your-Side-of-the-Road-Corvette-Owners get your panties in a bunch…. deep breath. Breathe. Again. Now. Now that we are all calmed down- this letter is to a...

Read more

Plurality (2007)

Posted by on / 0 Comments

I first became aware of the “plurality” of dimensions on a walk one night. It came, unbidden, as a sudden rush forward not unlike the comic book depiction of The Flash at full speed. A kind of motion blur tug from the center of my body – very similar to that first moment the rollercoaster...

Read more

The Tragically Short Span of the Human Mating and Life Cycles (2006)

Posted by on / 0 Comments

(And the End of Life as We Know It) “Now, as we can see from the data plotted out from the last nearly 4,000 years, we are currently experiencing the lowest population growth in the history of mankind. It is my belief that we have actually passed zero growth for the first time ever and...

Read more

Welcome to Xandad.com

Posted by on / 1 Comments

Well, first off- thanks Azelab! I love this theme… it’s a fun learning experience as well. So for anyone reading this… I am slowly populating the sample theme with my stuff… I have no idea how long that will take. yikes But thanks for checking in. Brian

Read more

Beer Cheese!

Posted by on / 0 Comments

Read more

The Valencia Vikings 2014 Montage

Posted by on / 0 Comments

The Valencia Vikings 2014 Montage with Elyse! as Drum Major.

Read more