The Rally Cap

Whether you are not stepping on the foul line, not talking to your pitcher, or not washing your ball cap for an entire season, baseball is full of superstition. None more significant than the Rally Cap. Tracking the history of turning one’s hat inside out is heavily debated. Was it the 1985 Mets who first… Read more »

Night Games @ Wrigley

The first baseball “nighter” was played in 1880, between two department store teams in Boston, one year after the invention of the light bulb. Finally, 108-years later, the first night game was played at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988. And for all the dweebs… 1908 – 2016 was the 108-year championship drought the Cubbies… Read more »

Blender 2.8 Released!

The latest update to the boundary-pushing 3D creation and animation software is finally here! 4 years in the making and thanks to an active community of contributors, this Open Source software is ready for anyone who wants it. We put together this short video to celebrate some of the new features we’re most excited about! 

Story-Plus-Teller:: Adam Dollar$

Adam was brought to our attention by TMZ’s Van Lathan. It was a pretty simple intro… “Tommy, if you haven’t heard Adam Dollar$, you should stop what you are doing right now, and go look him up.” So I looked him up, heard the track “kobe” and was like “There is no way this is… Read more »

Aspect Ratio as a Character

In the Amazon Prime TV series “Homecoming”, creator Sam Esmail uses the look of the show as a character,  just as he uses actors as characters. **absolute spoilers ahead**

Anyone Can Cook… with (a) Blender

As an artist and animator, I’ve wanted to create things and move them around in 3D for quite a while now (probably since I saw Jurassic Park in 1993).

Rhythm as an Editor

I don’t usually get asked, “How did you become a video editor?” very often. Which, I guess hasn’t really created scenarios where I have had to do a deep dive internally and really understand how I got to be in the editor’s chair I am sitting in today. Recently, without being asked, I have been… Read more »

Artist on Artist | Mind of Mothersbaugh

“Artist on Artist” started with the working title “Mind of Mothersbaugh,” and was actually being shopped as a documentary on Mark Mothersbaugh. The original vision came from my time spent on Yo Gabba Gabba Season 4. Which is where I got to meet Mark. Unlike most celebrity interactions, Mothersbaugh lived up to exactly who I… Read more »

tommysTV is REBRANDING!

tommysTV is REBRANDING! The 101 intro to a rebrand: Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, competitors, and other stakeholders.

Is your TV over your fireplace?

Being a TV guy carries conversation points that are going to simply be part of my life going forward. For example, “Tommy, What shows are you currently watching? What would you recommend?”