Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! Here’s my Mom’s poem that went on the inside of the card this year, to honor a Christmas tree that magically found its way into the local duck pond this year!
Here’s to a shiny new year!
This year I had the pleasure of creating animations that were incorporated into the “Rockin’ Universe” light shows at Six Flags Magic Mountain! There are three 5-minute shows, which blink and flash over 42,000 lights across multiple buildings and a Christmas tree.
Lighting wizard Zach Moore did all the lighting design and programming for the three shows — he gets credit for making the whole thing come to life; I only supplied animation sequences. People really like it! I got all warm and fuzzy inside when everyone applauded at the end. It was quite a fun experience to animate on my computer and see it up across the buildings just a few minutes later!
This dazzling display is in the DC Universe of Six Flags Magic Mountain, should you decide to experience it alongside roller coasters 🙂
Merry Christmas 2011!
Shot this vid before taking down the lights. Too many lights? Pah! No such thing. You can never EVER overdecorate a Christmas Tree. It simply cannot be done.
We even had a Christmas Table this year…
Hah, we win for biggest fire hazard!
In the spirit of the season, the Christmas decorations came out– which, of course, included tidbits of my childhood: crafty assignments based ’round pastes, construction paper and cleverly-written haiku.
For those of you who find 3rd-grade handwriting illegible, I’ll transcribe:
“Roots are not on tree.
Presents are under our nice tree.
Carots are very nice.”
10 points for getting five solid syllables in the first line. 200 points for running out of subject matter and delving into the contents of lunch– complete with a misspelling!