The many uses of chroma keying

What is chroma key? It is a technique for mixing two images or frames together in which a color (or a small color range) from one image is removed (or made transparent), revealing another image behind it. Still, a visual technique is better explained in visual terms, so watch this video, which explains it much better [...]

Ligia’s first art show

This past Thursday evening, on December 3, 2009, my wife, Ligia, had her first art show, at Casa Schüller, an art gallery in the city of Medias, Romania. This is the same show she talked about during her interview on Radio Ring. She was also interviewed about it on Nova TV last week, and I [...]

New album from Chris Isaak

I saw a new video from Chris Isaak this morning, for a song entitled "We Let Her Down". The album is called "Mr. Lucky" and was released this year. You can listen to clips from all of the songs on his album at Recordnet or at Amazon. "We Let Her Down" by Chris Isaak Chris [...]

Brasov Opera Orchestra concert at Sighisoara

We attended a wonderful concert last night, given by the Brasov Opera Orchestra in Sighisoara (Schassburg), at Casa de Cultura Mihai Eminescu, an old venue at the foot of the Sighisoara Castle. Sighisoara is a medieval city in the province of Transilvania, Romania. There were two soloists: Cristian Braica, a wonderful Romanian contrabassist now based [...]

Organ concert at Biserica Sf. Margareta

All summer long, the city of Medias sponsored weekly organ concerts at the oldest church in town, Biserica Sf. Margareta (Margarethenkirche). Medias is a medieval city in the province of Transilvania, Romania. The concerts were held every Monday night at 7 pm. We attended one of them on September 7, 2009. A wide selection of [...]

A few free mobile phone wallpapers

A while back, I created wallpapers for one of my cellphones whose screen was 130x130 pixels. They're cropped and compressed nicely, and they're from my own photo catalog. Feel free to download and use them on your own mobile phones, but remember, they're only for personal, not commercial use. In other words, please respect my [...]