Author Archives: Mark simpson

Fletch in the (abandoned) projects

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Holmes Cards

I’ve been working on converting 3D images taken with my fuji W3 and the Loreo beam splitter into Holmes cards, selecting scenes that are posed and odd like a lot of those vintage stereoscopic scenes are. Then these can sit on … Continue reading

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The Cartoon Color Company Inc

Riding back to Superfad from lunch in Culver City I noticed this awesome anachronism. I went in to visit, and sure enough, the Cartoon Colour Co. still makes paints to use on acetate cels for animation.  They started in 1947 … Continue reading

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This is what makes America so special

Is people who can combine on the edge lifestyles with strategy and master plans. This guy has even thought to add a copyright notice to his palm frond work

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Rocketcar Day LA

For the past 10 years, I’ve been putting on a day where people build little cars and race them, powered with model rocket engines. That day is called Rocketcar Day and I’ll be putting on a small one in LA.

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LA Zoo’s dark secret

While checking out the jaguar at the LA Zoo, we observed an unnerving bit of packaging.

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3D Portrait with Light

Animated GIF version of a stereoscopic portrait of Justin from Superfad. For more image options check out this Phereo page. I really like this mode of viewing 3d images (and used it for a clip a while a go). This is … Continue reading

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Superfad…

While in LA I’ll be a guest director at the very esteemed Superfad. They have an amazing snack fridge and an even better body of work

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Scarlett, all chiaroscuro, considering a lamp

At a lovely second hand clothing store next door to machine project, Scarlett investigates a lamp. The store is the Lemon Frog Shop and is  run by Mickey

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The Beard Conspiracy

We went to see The Conspiracy Of Beards at Machine Project. Good to see so many men making good on a capella versions of Cohen Classics.

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