I updated my website with my new photography series entitled GET YOUR A@@ TO MARS. My brother made this cool astronaut costume for Halloween so I got determined to do this Mars inspired photoshoot. I spent months scouting the perfect location. It ended up being this construction site in Bayer's Lake (Halifax).
Click on the button underneath the video that looks like a page. If you roll over it, it says "Interactive Transcript".
It tries to give you a text read out of what the narration is saying.
My favourite lines are:
Just as you think he is Clinton toward team (0:46)
Just as you think you will never Vietnam alleged (1:05)
and i would appreciate some prize (1:21)
idle streak (1:26)
promise me. they'll never leave me. account. mood (1:37-1:44)
I'm no audio engineer but I did try to record some decent audio. I bought one of these semi high quality USB microphones to record the narration and the guitar in my apartment. It just plugs into your USB port. I also got a mic stand and a pop filter. Then I got into multiple fights with the software/hardware until something eventually sounded acceptable.
Unfortunately, I broke the mic stand and now my setup is an advertisement for duct tape. (See after shot).
Working on the watercolour backgrounds and the ink lettering. I had nowhere to sit for quite some time. THANK YOU to anyone coming out to see this at the festival tonight and thanks to the festival for letting it happen.
My latest showreel got featured in the April 2012 issue of Computer Arts Magazine. It's on the cover disk that comes with the magazine in the section "showreels and shorts". You can see the thumbnail of my "purple guys" on the square cover.
Thanks to Computer Arts Magazine for featuring my work!
The paragraph writeup is a little misleading though. I don't currently work at Collideascope (not since 2010) and I think the avatars they are talking about are the Mystery Hunters ones and they weren't actually designed by me (They were designed by Mirco).
As far as the Mystery Hunters work goes, I tried to show the parts I worked on, the screen designs, interactivity, some production art. Together, my boss and I designed all the mini games and the adventures, which was rare and fun, and that part with the avatar that you see in my showreel of the avatar running from ghosts is part of an opening sequence that I put together to entice the user to wanna play the 33 mini games + 13 adventures.
We had a talented group of artists and animators for that Mystery Hunters project that I was fortunate enough to work with, that included Mirco Chen, Matt Jaeschke, Reuben H., Nathaniel Heath, and Paul Sarrazin. Those guys rule.
I may have gone a little overboard trying to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cuter.These were done with Conte, Graphite Crayon, and Soft Pastel on Coloured Paper. This set is comprised of four seperate drawings.
My brothers were watching the movie and I hadn't seen it. Until then, I never knew the premise.
A bachelor rat adopts four baby turtles and raises them??? That's pretty adorable actually.
Angry Splinter, Calm Splinter.
This sketch of Splinter was found carved into the sewer wall.
I think he did it himself. __ OBEY __
In this version, Splinter knows he's the best though.
Watercolour and Graphite Crayon on Fabriano Artist Paper. 30 "x 22 ".
Knights of the round table. Ninjas of the Rectangular paper. Here Splinter is pretending they are all equals. Ink, Graphite Crayon and Watercolour on Fabriano Artist Paper. 30" x 22 ". Splinter and his boys.
I'm observing a moment of silence for the blog, in particular, mine. Apparently it is dead. So I've disguised my blog as a tumblr account to appeal to the young folk. From what I gather, Tumblr is a place where young people gain popularity mainly through re-posting other people's original hard work. I hope the internet doesn't come up with anything new, as my brain has reached its capacity for username and password storage and retrieval.
Anyway, my tumblr thing will contain my art and photography updates I guess. (Even though I do that on my website already).
Hand drawn with Graphite Crayon & finished digitally. Graphite crayons rule. Wear those suckers down a bit and they give this beautiful thick scratchy line. The kind of thick scratchy line dreams are made of.
I made a silly music video. They Might Be Giants were having a contest in July to make a video for their new song "Can't Keep Johnny Down". John Hodgeman was the guest judge. Those circumstances were much too perfect to just ignore. So I present to you an animated version of my floating head "worried". But don't worry about him. He learns to love himself in the end. You can watch it here ok?
As a side note, how come nobody ever talks about how difficult it is to get a decent looking .mov export out of flash? Why do none of the video sites accept swfs? 2011, you astound me with your limitations in technology.