Talking Head Shot Transition Test ft. Spiegelau IPA Glass

Dialing in the smoothness of a commonly-used "talking head" shot transition is the order of the day as Old Man Metal tests different linear and non-linear custom motion options while opining about the sensational Spiegelau IPA glass and drinking an End of Plagues IPA from Burial Beer Company. This is the latest checkpoint in a never-ending quest to optimize the editing of his eponymous #podcast. Also includes a reprise of the audiovisual "clicker" scene transition, the first #test of a new object-tracking text label element, and a revisit of THE HAND audiovisual lightning-crash effect, now optimized for use with a full-screen scene.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 15

A new folding blade, a new knife review! The Benchmade Nakamura 484S-1 replaces the Nakamura 484S in Old Man Metal's pocket, and he takes a side-by-side look at the two, including a comparison of the two super-steels Crucible CPM-S90V and Böhler M390. He also looks back on four and a half years with the Nakamura 484S, all while drinking a Surf Wax IPA from Burial Beer Company.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 14

Old Man Metal looks at the Top Ten Metal Albums of the Year for 2021 on the 14th episode of his solo podcast. Great new crossover, thrash, death metal, crust punk, black/thrash, black/death/thrash, and crust/speed/thrash from Desaster, Cannibal Corpse, 200 Stab Wounds and more! After listening to literally hundreds of great new metal albums in 2021, these are the best of the best.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 13

Old Man Metal attempts to re-ink an empty Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen with Noodler's Black ink, but not because he's cheap! The 13th episode of his solo podcast includes a quick look at fountain pen history and anatomy, and a direct comparison of the original ink vs. the Noodler's. Featuring the first use of both the new overhead camera and voiceover segments, all while drinking a Hop Drop 'N Roll IPA from NoDa Brewing Co.

Testing 67 Free LUTs on Ungraded Drone Footage

67 free LUTs tested side-by-side with ungraded drone footage in 4 second segments. I made this to simplify selecting the right Color Look Up Table for color grading podcast footage, out of the pile of LUTs that I accumulated during a deep rabbit-hole dive searching the internet for "free LUTs".

New Background Test with Dual Chromakey Green Screen Tracks

Can you stack multiple chromakeyed tracks? Yes you can! Old Man Metal goes behind-the-scenes with new background test footage, including stacking two chromakey tracks with overlapping green screen areas on top of a third video clip for a superlative dynamic studio backdrop... all while drinking a Bells Two Hearted Ale, the IPA of kings.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 9 Afterword

Old Man Metal updates the ninth episode of his solo podcast: Heist Brewery and New Anthem Beer Project have started code dating their beer cans! OMM celebrates this change with a quick review of his top 5 favorite hazy Northeast IPAs from each brewery, and a look at Julian code dating… all while drinking a 2020 Founders KBS barrel aged imperial stout.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 12

Old Man Metal continues where the Top Ten Metal Album of the Year countdown left off, with a look at the Top Five Metal EPs of 2020 on the twelfth episode of his solo podcast. Great new death metal, black/thrash, and black/speed from Tøronto, Paingiver, Maul, 200 Stab Wounds and GraveRipper… 2020 was The Year of the EP! These are the bands you want to keep an eye on.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 11

Old Man Metal looks at the Top Ten Metal Albums of the Year for 2020 in a New Year's Day Twitter countdown on the eleventh episode of his solo podcast. Great new crossover, thrash, death metal, black/speed, black/thrash, black/death, and death/thrash from Vader, Midnight, Power Trip and more! After listening to literally hundreds of great new metal albums in 2020, these are the best of the best.

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