DIY BB-8 droid by a genius 17 year old

We’ve all see Star Wars: The Force Awakens by now and we all loved BB-8. While we were all amazed at how it was made for real in the movie and not CGI, this amazing 17 year old kid built one from scratch. He only used stuff from the mall, including a bunch of deodorant and a trip to Radio Shack. It only took him a couple of days to build. What did you do this weekend?

new original animation: This Can’t Last Forever

I’m excited to finally post the final version of an animated short I’ve been sitting on for too long. All the animation was improvised with cut outs from magazines and have since become collage pieces with watercolor backgrounds and different art along with it. I’m not sure what it’s about and I like that. Elements were arranged, pieces were moved and the frame was shot. Then another one was shot, and the next thing I know there’s hundreds and this is the result.

Tuesday Crush: Julia Conley


The first Tuesday Crush of 2016 goes to the lovely Julia Conley. She’s an actress and model and currently is involved in the #DateForCharity campaign sponsored by Coffee Meets Bagel. She is raising money for the Kering Foundation and a donation will enter you in the running for a trip to NYC and a date with Julia. Very cool. She’s 5’9 and signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency. We put together a gallery of our favorite photos of her below, so enjoy!

RIP David Bowie

The world lost a huge creative talent yesterday when David Bowie left this world and went back to the stars from where he came. Fuck cancer for taking him long before his time. We are lucky to have had him around all of our lives with all his various characters and musical styles. The 70’s Ziggy Stardust glam rock and 80’s new wave Thin White Duke Bowie will always have a soft spot in our hearts. Sadly I never got to see him perform live, but thanks to the internet and especially YouTube, we can see rare, old, and all kinds of recordings of his music, interviews, and documentaries. Please enjoy the songs below as we reflect on Bowie’s rich and immensely unique creative output that’s been an inspiration not only to me, but to countless others. Let us always think of him fondly, smile at the songs, and dance to all our favorite songs.

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Star Wars Minute

All the news, theories, and talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has put me down several black holes on Youtube, blogs, and all over the internet. A recent experience was finding the awesome Star Wars Minute on Youtube. Here’s a selection of some interesting videos and personal favorites. If you like what you see, subscribe to the channel and follow along!

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San Diego – November 2015 street photography

San Diego - November 2015

I spent a long weekend in San Diego last month and shot some photos in and around downtown and Balboa Park. What I saw was a beautiful and welcoming city full of hills and great restaurants. Click through the photo album on Flickr and I hope to post more of these types of photos in the near future.

Tuesday Crush – Phoebe Tonkin

The lovely Phoebe Tonkin recently appeared on our radar here at Panic Films HQ and we instantly fell in love so naturally she’s our Tuesday Crush. She’s an actress and model from Sydney, Australia. She’s 5’10, 26 years old and has starred in the CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. You can’t go wrong with beautiful vampire girls, so we’re sure the CW network knows what’s up. We have put together a top 10 gallery of our favorite Phoebe photos, so enjoy!

New video art – relocation

Here’s a new video art piece I recently made called relocation. With it I’m experimenting with narrative, working with pre-existing footage, and layering soundtracks. Neither sound or video were not intended to go together when they were made but it was fun to see what happens when they’re put together and I like the results. It’s also a personal exercise in patience and not letting myself over edit something.