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iPhone 4 Video Experiments – Part 1

With all the iPhone photography I’ve been doing lately and the occasional video, I thought I’d try my hand at experimenting with really pushing the limits of video on the iPhone 4:

Broken Heart Robot - iPhone 4 & EnCinema 35mm Adapter Test

Broken Heart Robot - iPhone 4 & EnCinema 35mm Adapter Test

In this first, rough test, I have the iPhone 4 encased within the OWLE Bubo. Attached to the Bubo is the EnCinema 35mm Adapter which allows one to attach an SLR film lens (in this case, a Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens) to the adapter, which then projects an image onto a glass plate within the adapter. Using the Almost DSLR app for the iPhone, I then focus the iPhone 4 onto the glass plate (through a complex setup of 3 macro and one wide-angle lens) and the result, with any luck, is a film-like cinema experience recorded in HD on your iPhone 4!


iPhone 4 & EnCinema 35mm Adapter Test

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Death Of A Broken Heart Robot – Hipstamatic 180

I really don’t want to turn this blog into an “All About Hipstamatic app” blog, but it does seem to be going that way doesn’t (damn them for updating their app with cool stuff!)

But this post is more of a plea for votes. Not only do the creators make a fantastic app or two, but they run contests in which you enter a photo, people vote and if you win, you sometimes win something cool. In this case, I really want to win because the “something cool” is the chance to win a trip to the grand opening of the new Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida and to have your photo exhibited in the museum! I’ve been in first place on and off (even though I’ve had the most votes the entire time; their voting system is clearly buggy) and there are only a couple of days left for voting on my Death Of A Broken Heart Robot photo, so I hope all those who are reading this, that have either a Twitter or Facebook account, will please vote for my photo… I greatly appreciate it! (and don’t worry, the Broken Heart Robot isn’t really dead, he’s just playing around.)

As for the latest update, Hipstamatic 180 introduces the new Dalí Museum GoodPak (hence the Dalí contest) which includes the Salvador 84 lens and the DreamCanvas film (as well as a Dalí inspired virtual case!) Here are some examples of what this film/lens combination can do:


Art-Toys Book Signing

Wow! I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last posted here… been super busy!

I recently had the great honor and pleasure to be invited along with a few other artists and toy designers to sign Brian McCarty’s forthcoming book, “Art-Toys: Photographs by Brian McCarty“. Brian is THE premier toy photographer in the world and a monograph of his work is finally being published. Congratulations Brian!

The signing event itself was a blast and a great opportunity to reconnect with my fellow peers, friends and heroes, many of which are considered some of the top artists in their respective fields. In attendance at the signing and included in the book were Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Luke Chueh, Frank Kozik, MARS-1, Mark Ryden, Michelle Valigura, Amanda Visell, Yoskay Yamamoto and many more (as well as myself, of course.)

The book is available at Amazon.com, Brian’s website as well as at the San Diego Comic-Con if you happen to be down there this week. Below is a little video I took of the event with my iPhone 4.


Kricky The Alien Frog – Progress

I just received photos back from my manufacturer of the new [re]sculpt of my next toy, “Kricky The Alien Frog“. Originally it was going to be manufactured and released a couple of years ago, shortly after my first toy the “Broken Heart Robot” was released, but due to financial circumstances and other obstacles beyond my control, I was unable to continue through with moving the project forward.

Luckily, things are now moving forward. The manufacturer has been paid and the manufacturing process has begun (again.) The first step is re-sculpting the figure based on my design (see photos below of the sculpt.) After this, the manufacturer will make a wax pattern from the sculpt. I will be posting the progress here as I get the photos and samples in.

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the Broken Heart Robot will have his side kick! Kricky will of course be released under my own toy brand GENSHI:TOY.