Saturday, December 31, 2011

Andy Looks Back on 2011

Preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve with Jenny at Disneyland - and reflecting on 2011. Some highlights:

• Chilling in Yosemite (JAN)

• Thinking about theory (FEB)

• Wandering LaLaLand (MAR)

• Digging around Detroit (APR)

• Thanking Seal Team Six (MAY)

• Returning to China (JUNE)

• Touring in Europe (JULY)

• Geeking with Devo (AUG)

• Finding my Family (SEP)

• Creeping with Jenny (OCT)

• Grooving in NOLA (NOV)

• Finishing a documentary (DEC)

Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Wood Family Holiday Newsletter

Click the image to read our holiday newsletter, or simply download it here!

And to Woodland Shoppers Paradise fans out there, I will return to my regular blogging schedule starting in 2012. Until then... happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tilt-shift Europe

Following up on yesterday's post (tilt-shift Japan) here are some miniaturized versions of Europe!

Prague, Czech Republic

Salzburg, Austria

Athens, Greece

Budapest, Hungary

Paris, France 

Paris, France (2)

Loch Ness, Scotland 
(Photographs by Andrew Wood)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tilt-shift Tokyo

For no particular reason, here are some tilt-shift photos from my 2006 visit to Tokyo. I'm still working on my technique. I can't seem to get that proper balance of angle, detail, and processing. But I enjoy trying to produce these goofy effects as a sort of homage to my tiny-town fetish [the effect works best, by the way, if you click on the images for fuller view]. I'll post Tilt-Shift Europe tomorrow...

(Photographs by Andrew Wood)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Salzburg Global Seminar video

After months of stressing about this project, I'm able to share a first draft of the Salzburg Global Seminar video [Click here for high-def link]. This is the "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" version, an effort to tell the Salzburg story, focusing on history, purpose, culture, opportunities, and practicalities. After some minor script revisions and a little technical clean-up, future versions will be scaled to specific audiences: a short video for student applicants, a separate version for archival purposes, etc. I'll attend to those items in spring. For now, I'm just glad to have this part done!

Let me know what you think!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Europe 2011 - Wood Family Grand Tour

Jenny and I have finally completed writing up our experiences from the 2011 European Grand Tour. Come with us for three weeks as we journey to Scotland, England, Germany, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Italy, and France. Visit highland castles, miniature villages, sun-kissed islands, red-light districts, leaning towers, cobblestone cafes, and a park where Communism lives on and on!

[Start Here]

Oh, and if you haven't seen the video yet, take a look!