About Jason Patz

I'm trained as an industrial designer, but I like doing lots of different things. I use my blog to discuss stuff I've made and stuff I like.

Time-Lapse Two: Another Sunrise

They say that sunrise videos are the holy grail of time-lapse and I’m beginning to see why.  My first attempt turned out ok.  I’m still getting used to the gear, but I thought it would be a sharper image.  When I compare that video to my second attempt, it is so much closer to professional though.


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Alive and Kicking with Photo Reference!



This picture was originally set up to color calibrate my camera. I jumped in at the end when I saw how much of the room I was actually lighting up.

Yes, I’m still alive.  I feel like I’m back in school right now.  Most days I finish feeling like I’ve been studying for a test all day.  Maybe it is more like adjusting to a new job when you hit that stressful place during the week two to six month period.  The new guy grace period is over and everyone is angry because you don’t remember their name, where the bathroom is, and can’t do your job perfectly.  Gosh, I already showed you how to do this at least twice!

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Thank You Readers

It has been a while since I last posted anything and I still have my shoulder to the wheel trying to save up money for the next phase.  It should be around Christmas/New Year’s when you start seeing more regular posts from me again.  Be aware that I do still respond to comments even if I’m not posting new articles and of course there is always spam to be dealt with so I’m around if you want to contact me.  I just don’t have the time right now to put into good quality posts.

The main reason for this little note is to say THANK YOU.  As you may or may not know, the way in which this site is hosted is such that I’m not allowed to run ads to generate revenue.  However, I am allowed to work with Amazon.  So when you follow any of the Amazon links from this site and you buy anything during that visit to Amazon, I get a commission (a teeny tiny commission).  It can be anything – an instant movie, a spatula, a book – not just the stuff I’m linking you to.  Now, this isn’t going to make me rich, but it reinforces that what I’m doing is useful to someone and that is the cool part to me.

I was reminded of this program because, for the first time since I started this site three years ago, I got enough commissions for Amazon issue a payment.  Thanks for your support!

I’m excited about the direction my career will be going in the next year and hopefully it is going to result in cool content that will be beneficial to this site and to you as well.