Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Update on Archives

I've restored images all the way back to 2004. I've had to delete a few posts here and there where I knew the respective assets were permanently lost but 95% of the archives are complete. I'll continue to upload assets as I find them.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Server moves and troubles, part 2

Images are now restored for the 2006 archives, although a few of the links may not work. If you find anything broken, please let me know – I'd really appreciate it!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Server moves and troubles.

I've recently been moving my Internets around and everything is a bit broken as a result. I'll be slowly repairing the archives but it'll take a while.

Update: Turns out that Blogger compresses any uploaded image, meaning the quality of the archives isn't going to be great as it'll be doubly compressed. :(

Update 2: Archives dating back to 2008 are now online (albeit compressed) again.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I really enjoy the positive feedback that Duolingo employs. Once in a while, it's unintentionally funny. Yes, I have learnt communication.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Film Titles: All Hail the King

I'm a big fan of the current series of Marvel Studios* films. Marvel has brought titles and characters like Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Avengers to the big screen with skill and passion, all while respecting the source material.

One of the things I enjoy almost more than the films themselves is the Marvel One-Shots – shorts that take place in the same universe and often deal with the minor or supporting characters. The latest of these One-Shots is "All Hail the King", which deals with events from Iron Man 3.

While the short is funny and very well executed, the best parts for me was the title treatment and the end credits. With visuals that would feel right at home in a late-70s exploitation or spy film, the titles are awash in colour, geometry and motion. They're a treat to behold, right down to the slightly fuzzy, indistinct letters.

The opening title treatment:

A few stills:

An example of the animation:

The designers of the titles, Perception, wrote up their process for their website. It's a fantastic read and a great insight into their process and execution.

* As opposed to the Marvel properties currently being developed by other studios such as Sony's Amazing Spider-Man and Fox's X-Men.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

New work: Valentine's Burgers

Following up on that work in progress, here's the final piece:

This is a tradition that L and I share: we've been going for burgers with friends on the 14th of February for nine consecutive years. That said, this is the first year I bothered creating a flyer for our little outing. I limited myself to a couple of hours on this one so there are a few problems here and there but you've got to admit: that's a pretty nice B.