Friday, February 4, 2011

Announcement

hey! I'm not sure if I will continue this blog - my life changed, so should the book.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

New Thriller: Behind the Scenes IV

Yesterday I shot the last missing scenes in the "Alte Welt" which is a nice restaurant/pub at the main square in Linz. Thanks a lot Thomas!
It was fun, lighting was not so easy so I shot with my 28 mm prime lense and raised the ISO. It's not perfect, but I think it will be fine in the end. Unfortunately for the movie I had to drop one scene completely, as I won't be able to shoot it before I leave. I had a perfect actor for the role. Maybe I'll do it like the big guys (tarantino&rodriguez) and invite a guest director - I kind of like that idea.






If you haven't seen them yet, check out Part I,II,III.

Monday, January 17, 2011

In the Jungle...

...the Lion sleeps tonight. And there is a Walruss on the hunt...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New shirt designs

Baby Panda, Dwarf (two colors), Bat (glowing in the dark), for more click on the SHOP sign:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Silver casting

This is a short story of an exciting and quite unnerving adventure i started in mid-december. I tried casting silver. First try, knowledge from the internet and some experience from inorganic technology.

Modeling the jewel, was a bit more trickier than expected, as I had to fix a quarz pearl in the middle. i got some experience with clay by now and managed fine. yay.
I made a rubber mold, I melted some wax in a water bath and cast a wax positive.



This wax positive was embedded in gypsum. I drilled holes to get the silver in, and get the hot air out through another hole. That worked well.
All I had to do was buy some silver, melt it (Mp: 960 ºC) and pour it into the gypsum mold right?
great, lets do it... But the stupid silver wouldn't go inside! Damn. Start over!



Well new gypsum mold, which is open on the top. Should work fine. I fixed the pearl with a screw, heated the gypsum with a hotgun, until the gypsum got yellow&black, and poured the silver again.
Unfortunately silver is such a good heat conductor, that the silver wouldn't fill the mold as it cooled too quick, and all i got was a silver blob embedding the pearl and the screw....
It took me two more days to drill a shape out of the blob using a multitool.



Yay well that's it. If you'd like to try that, you should come up with a better plan and let me know how it worked!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010