My current projects

So It’s actually quite nice writing in here about what I’m doing. I feel like all I do nowadays is sit in my room all day and not talking to anyone. It’d be nice to move my editing computer to my porch but carrying a water-cooled computer by yourself is freaking impossible. BUT water-cooling makes it so rediculously quiet that the breeze outside my window is louder than my computer at full load. :) no humming or squealing from shitty comp fans.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyways my current projects:

Screenshot (41)Title: Darkness
I’m assistant director, assistant editor, and probably going to do all the sound crap.
I have until June 10th to finish this with the editor so that’s okay, not enough time, that’s for sure, but we’ll finish.

Screenshot (42)Title: I guess this is who I am now…
I’m writer, Director, Editor, and sound. I’m totally ecstatic about how my cinematographer was able to capture this. The picture lock and sub-final draft due in like 2 days, FUCK.

I’m also working on two other projects but being just editor on them I am not allowed to show you anything. :P

I really enjoy editing serious stories like this because it’s a new genre for me. Everyone loves comedy and I feel like comedy is a little easier to make. To make a compelling story however, is super freaking hard. But I love it. I love this so much. Someone gives me raw footage, a script and a dream in their head of what they want. I take all of that raw footage and turn it into a world where it can exist and where that story can bloom. Every single cut length and sound and even color correction drastically changes the feeling the viewer has. The ability to stack all of these things onto a viewer and forcing the viewer to feel some kind of emotion over a, well essentially a, fake world is just amazing.


  1. Glenn Zucman · June 2, 2015

    Oh wow, so when you water cool you skip the fans? I didn’t really look into it when I put my machine together. I think maybe I was afraid of it. I have a lot of fans and it’s pretty noisy. I’ve tried to isolate which fan is the noisy one and it’s weirdly hard to track down.


    • Kristopher Smith · June 2, 2015

      It’s not really that you can skip the fans. it’s just that water is way more efficient at taking the heat from the cpu and/or gpu than air. The water in the loop still needs to be cooled so there’s a radiator, you can see it in the bottom right of my case. When I’m at idle my cpu sits at 23 degrees and only 1 fan is on at 30%. at 100% cpu load the cpu is at 60 degrees and all fans in the system are at 40%. Also of course, if the cpu is ever over 80 degrees the fans go to full; I’ve never seen it that high. but being that at any time, no fan is on over half way (and they’re expensive fans) its completely silent.


      • Glenn Zucman · June 2, 2015

        huh… I probably don’t have my fans organized / programmed very well. I think they might just be on full. Not sure.

        hmm… also my nVidia GeForce graphics cards burn out every few years… I wonder if better cooling would help? Then again, by that time the new GeForce cards are a zillion times faster…


      • Kristopher Smith · June 2, 2015

        what card do you use? a gaming card or quadro, I’ve never personally killed a graphics card. I ususally run mine at 100% at least 2 hours a day.


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