ZCon 2015

As always…most relaxing “con” of the year. 🙂

Fire, dry ice, playing simulated space ships and lots of relaxing.

I made some

Christopher Street Day parade in Cologne

I was there, I was on the parade, I made some photos.

Luckily I was late and didn’t bring my outfit (because I thought the parade was already over after being 2 hours late).

Luckily because the heat was unbearable even shirtless. In lycra I probably wouldn’t have survived.

I made some

PawPetShow in Kölner Kino gezeigt

Tirmagon hat in Köln das kleines Kino “Filmpalette” gemietet und dort die 5te PawPetShow von Eurofurence 10 gezeigt.

Die Gruppe war recht klein und sowohl die Show selbst als auch die gezeigte Video-Qualität vor 10 Jahren hatte natürlich nicht annähernd den enormen, heutigen Standard.
Auf jeden Fall war es aber eine super lustige Story und das Kino mit dem kleinen Essen hinterher ein sehr angenehmes Furmeet.

Ich habe ein sehr kurzes Video zusammengeschnitten, als Erinnerung an dieses ungewöhnliche Ereigniss.

PS: Das Script der Show wurde von Eisfuchs veröffentlicht und ist hier zu finden.

Party bei Zefo


Had a great Party at Zefiro’s place.

Eurofurence 19 Paw Pet Show “End Tide” finished!


6 month of preparation

5 Camera furs

3 month of editing

it is finally done!

Thanks a lot to my helpers:
Arctic Steve
Also thanks to Cheetah for the intermissions ans BBF for the opening sequence!

Our unofficial PawPetShow video for 2013. This is the first time I worked in a team like this and of cause we did have miscommunication about framing, misunderstandings leading to a missing backup camera, technical difficulties due to simple inexperience with borrowed equipment in addition to the usual issues.

But all of us learned a lot and we’ll be better next year! (I for once learned how much work rotoscoping is. I still have nightmares about frame by frame editing.)

See here for the thread in Eurofurence Forum!


Freiburg Suitwalk

I made a short video of the tiny fursuit-walk we had in Freiburg last weekend. Wanted to test the new camera and the mini-steadycam anyway.



I tried to have a fun time and not do many photos or videos during H-Con.
I was asked to record the “Harry Potter” style opening ceremony, a Talk about advanced pawpet building by Tioh and did record a bit of pawpet fun and a the RF sounding “fox hunt”.
All these recordings will be given to the H-Con staff and to Tioh and I’ll not edit nor publish these myself.

Eurofurence 19

It’s this time of year again.


I didn’t make many photos (sitting in Dealers Den all the time) and am mostly busy working on my yearly, unofficial Paw Pet Show recording.

I made some


ZCon 2013




I made some


Eurofurence 18 Paw Pet Show “Pompeji” done

I already posted a preview , done right in the EF hotel lobby.
After that it took much longer then I planned for to finalise this recording.
Nearly done my editor crashed on me and scrambled all the carefully arranged and tweaked timeline, ruining many month of work.
Running my business left less time then I thought it would.

But now it is done!
My unofficial Paw Pet Show recording of 2012.

A little background on what has changed since the preview:
Due to the fact that I had do handle 2 cameras from within the audience myself and one was è seats away from me, it’s focus was slight off.
Not as much as with the lens mount issue in 2011 but still noticeable next to the super sharp closeups.
Luckily Paw TV was also recording and let me use some of their footage to cover this up. Their cameras also had less problems recording the DLP projector with its spinning colour wheel.
It still led to some of the cuts being in places where I would have liked not to change the camera at all.
Also our primary audio simply didn’t work (checked batteries, cables, usage instructions with the helper operating it,… before the show). So the sound comes from the first fallback microphone on camera 2. It does have more echo from the room then I would like it to have. In 2 placed I had to use audio from camera 3 as number 2 had people from the audience talking.
Since the closeups where done with me holding a monopod, it was very slowly swinging back and forth. So I used extensive motion tracking to counter that as much as possible.
With the 2 additional camera angles we got 2 the cameras that didn’t match the colors and exposure of the other 3,so a lot of color correction was done on all the shots. (A first time for me.)
For the short reference to the EF pool area, I found footage I was allowed to use. However that required features tracking during a zoom to hide the faces in a separate compositing program. Something else I haven’t done before.
… learned a lot doing this show. 🙂

Next year I hope for 1 or 2 additional volunteers, so someone else can have an eye on the camera doing the wide shot and intervene if it’s slightly out of focus (I can only focus on the closed curtains before the show and guess about the distance to the stage) or too bright /dark during a very dark or very bright scene.
I’m also hoping to replace one of my cheap cameras with one that has more dynamic range =can render bright patches in a dark scene like the cave better.