Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I went to Arizona recently with my family to see the rest of my family. Apart from seeing my family I was really excited to film somewhere new and different. I felt somewhat uninspired by the scenery here in Jacksonville. I'm sure everybody feels that about where they live every now and then, but damn.... there's really not a whole lot to look at here!

Here's the video from our trip:

Arizona from Mark Hubbard on Vimeo.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Canon 5DmkII

I did some test shots with my friend Michael and his 5DmkII for a new Electric President video. The challenge for this video is that Ben(from Electric President) wants to shoot at the beach at night. Obviously light, or the lack there of, is the issue here. I wondered if the 5D would be up to the task. So we took it out with just a $35 dollar LED flash light to see what kind of imagery we could get and I was floored by what this camera could do. It was a great first test and gave us a lot of insight into what we could accomplish.

Check out the test video!

5Dmk2 test from Mark Hubbard on Vimeo.



Monday, October 12, 2009

No new news

I haven't updated in a while. I really don't have anything new to talk about. Hopefully that will all change in the next couple of weeks. I've got some ideas I'm cooking up!
Until then here's a funny cat picture I found on the web...

-- Mark

Saturday, August 22, 2009

First week at new job

My first week was good. I mainly just got aquainted with everything and got my workstation set up. Next week I should start getting busy with some projects which I'm really looking forward to.

This is my little area. I'm still getting it set up, but I like it. It's a very quiet and relaxed enviroment. I spent most of yesterday learning the new finalcut studio and I only saw my other coworkers twice in 8 hours.

Well anyways, here's to getting productive and earning my keep!

-- Mark

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New job!

I start my new job as an "integrated system specialist" on Monday at Florida State college of Jacksonville. I'll be shooting, editing, and compressing video, which I guess is the integrated system. I'm super excited to actually be working in my field for a real paycheck and not having to wonder when the next freelance job might come my way.

-- Mark

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Final Cut Studio

With more than 100 new features, the new Final Cut Studio advances the art and technology of filmmaking with innovations that help you work faster, collaborate more efficiently, and finish brilliantly.

It's about time! Looks like they still don't really care much about DVD studio pro. Still at version 4, which is still a great application. Time to do some research on it and figure how I'm gonna update!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

48 Hour Film Project

I've participated in five of these competitions so far. We had huge success in the Orlando competition, but not so much in our hometown. I feel our win in Orlando was deserving. There was no elbow rubbing to be done. Nobody knew us. We just showed up out of nowhere and ran the train on Orlando, which most of the other teams were not happy about. But I feel it's different here in Jacksonville. Something felt fishy about the whole thing. I'm not saying we should of won, but we should have gotten more credit than just runner-up for best actor for the puppet we used. I thought the film "Sketchy" should have won a lot more than they did as well. The only teams that I thought were deserving of what they got was Somebody call an Ambulance, and "Static Lullaby" By AI JAX Red Team, all those guys are good. The "best film" got a resounding "huh?" from the whole audience. It was weird. When they announced the best film, it seemed that everybody just kind of got up and started moving towards the exit, in a "that was kind of a waste of time" way. Maybe I missed something. Maybe I'm reading into it too much, but I was pretty disappointed by the whole thing. Mainly because it's a really fun competition and I would like to do it again next but now I don't know.

Here's what we entered:

The guidelines every team had to follow were:
Character: Peter/Penny Dupree
Prop: Disposable Camera
Line of dialogue: What did you do that for?

The genre we had was Romance, hence the title of the film.


Monday, July 20, 2009

iPhone 3G S

I've been playing around with shooting video on the new iPhone and I've decided to shoot my next short film with it. It's not the best quality by any means, but I feel it's my duty to give it a try.

-- Mark

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Best Father's Day

My daughter and my girlfriend made this video for me today while I was at work. I watched it three times in a row, and cried each time. Hope you enjoy it too.

Father's Day 2009 from Mark Hubbard on Vimeo.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Electric president

I haven't watched these in a while, but I was at a friends house where a bunch of people were watching these and I felt really proud of the work me and Ben did on these promotional videos for his album "Sleep Well." These are my favorites:

Scrapbook 1
It's an Ugly Life

-- Mark

Monday, May 18, 2009

Killer Komandoze 5

It's been quite a bit of time in the making, but finally, it's done and any further work on it is unnecessary. I will try to get the other 4 uploaded sometime. Number 4 is on my myspace page, Killer Komandoze 4, and the other three are on VHS somewhere. Anyways...here it is.

Killer Komandoze 5 from Mark Hubbard on Vimeo.

Take Care,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No budget... No problem

The past few days my friend/ film partner, Boese and I have been working on our second full length feature. The entire film is being done improv. We have no script, just an outline, and we have absolutely no budget for this film, but fortunately we have a lot of really good friends, and very talented actors, willing to help out in any way they can allowing us to actually make this film look like a big budget production. We're 3/4 of the way done with filming, which we plan on finishing the rest next Wednesday. Sorry I don't have any pictures of anything yet, but I'll try my best to keep things updated.


Take care,

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Progress Report

So I'm almost done with my 3D drum project. I have enough footage filmed to complete my assignment for class and probably get an A, but I'm just not ready to settle on that. I still have 2 more days to make this even better.

Here's some stills of what I have so far:

Update: Finished Product

CG Drum/ Live Action Test from Mark Hubbard on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Myla and Lilly Show!

My girlfriend recently made a really cute and funny news show with my daughter and her friend Lilly. Check it out here: SugarPlum.

-Take Care,

Vitamin Circus Variety Show Ep-1

Rick and I have finally put up the first episode of the "Vitamin Circus Variety Show!" We only intended these shows to be about 6-10 minutes in length, but we ended up with a 26 minute long episode for this one. Being it's the first show, we are still trying to find our groove, but it's definitely a fun show, and that's what the main focus is, to have fun. Check it out here: Vitamin Circus Variety Show EP:1

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Drum Set Pt2

So this is where I'm at now. The color is mainly a place holder that I will eventually replace with pictures of my drum kit to make it look as real as I can. I wish I had Maya, I can only work with it at school for like 4 hours a week at best.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Modeling a Drum Set

For my final Project in computer animation I decided
to model a drum set which I will animate and composite into a shot of
me playing drums. Hopefully it will look like I'm actually playing this thing. I've never done anything like this before so I decided to show my
progress and let everyone go through this process with me. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Take Care,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vitamin Circus Variety Show

So Richard Colado and I are working on a new project called The Vitamin Circus Variety Show. It will feature Richard's (rickolus, julius airwave, richard love) songs spanning throughout his various projects and bands, along with interviews with interesting people, skits, and really just about anything fun, cute, funny, cool, unbelievable, or exciting. Hopefully we will have the first episode up by the end of the week.

Take care,

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Trouble Hunters

So...I don't have a website, which is completely crazy for anybody producing media to not have one these days, but I thought a blog would be a nice little interim place to send people to view my work.

I recently have completed a music video for my friend Astronautalis for his song "Trouble Hunters" off of his new album Pomegranate. The concept of the video was to make a short film and do a "Music from the Motion Picture" type music video like this. The film we made was a continuation of these wonderful low-budget war/action movies that my friends Richard Colado and Alex Parkinson used to make about 11 years ago called "Killer Komandoze." Killer Komandoze is on it's 5th installment, and should be released to the internet in the next week or so. Hopefully we can track down the other 4 and get them up as well.

Astronautalis- Trouble Hunters from Mark Hubbard on Vimeo.