Archive for April, 2008

Pro Project – Post Production

Today, David came to my house and set up a TV preview screen so i can see how the project will look on an actual TV which the format the final project will be viewed on.



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Adobe ‘See What’s Possible’ Competition

Around mid March I entered an animation competition for Adobe’s ‘See what’s Possible’ promotion. The brief was to make an animation no longer than 2 minutes using adobe software that would feature the Photoshop logo and the ‘See What’s Possible’ strap line. My entry took just under two weeks for me to make and was a great experience for me. Having never entered a competition before, it was good to work on a competitive project with a tight deadline and other great and well know artist to compare to.

Journey By Matt Jones

The Animation shows the journey of a Photoshop creation, from the initial sketch to textures and eventually environment. The animation depicts the process in a non-literal way, showing that it’s possible to create a unique life structure from nothing but Adobe tools, a sketch and an idea.

I feel I have learnt some new techniques from working on the project particularly to do with textures and lighting, but most of all I am certain that my work pace has increased incredibly. From this experience I can safely say I will be entering more competitions as there is a lot to be learnt from the experience and the outcome is another powerful video in my portfolio, with a big brand name attached.

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Yellow Drum Machine

This little yellow robot roams around looking for something to drum on. It plays a beat, samples the sound, makes sure it is good, and creates little rhythms over the top. It’s a fantastic concept that is executed well, I would like to spend some time on this kind of technology perhaps for the third year project. But does this creation fit into ‘Interactive media’, it has no real user to robot interaction, no interface however, it does interact with its environment in a dynamic and entertaining way.

Watch Videos and read more about it at;

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Beautiful New Video from Bjork

A beautiful new music video or Bjork’s ‘Wanderlust’ taking over a year in the making, Directed by Encyclopedia Pictura (on Ghost Robot’s roster) with post-production handled by UVPHACTORY,

Watch ‘Bjork – Wanderlust’

I love the tactile visuals in this video, it has such an immersive quality that draws the viewer into this distant land. The part when Bjork’s head is forced under the water and breaks through another surface rather than being submerged is an unsettling moment that stood out to me. I also like the texture of the water and the wool like qualities it has, the overall feel of the video has a hypnotic yet very natural feel to it that suits the song well.

It’s worth watching the ‘making of’ as the amount of work involved is breath taking. What I find interesting is the actual process, they are using a lot of ‘REAL’ footage on combination with computer graphics rather than the entire process being CGI.

Lately it seems a lot of companies are opting for ‘Real’ content over CGI particularly among high end commercials such as Sony Bravia.

Sony Bravia – Bouncy Balls

Sony Bravia – Bouncy Balls – Making Of

Sony Bravia – playDoh

Sony Bravia – playDoh – making of

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