Thursday, February 26, 2004

Some of you may have already seen this around campus, but for those of you who have had the fortune to up and move from Edmonton, here's Roman's 2004 Election Poster.

I keep telling people. Hollywood is ripe for the advent of neo-blaxploitation. Just wait, because one day, you're all going to be going to theatres and paying money to see Skinny Monkey.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

So this weekend was busy. And the one before this one was too. Mostly because of work, volunteering and other such things. I just have to start worrying about that impending cross-country move now...

One great thing that has come out those busy weekends was the opportunity to try out some design based on the German Modernist movement of the 1920s. This election poster, for my delightful friend Lisa, is the result.

Next up? A 70s Cop Movie style poster for my friend Roman. You might recall he ran last year (Successfully, I might add!) with this poster:

 And this year, just to make sure that he didn't have a simpering look on his face, I shot the pixels myself. Look for it in the next couple of days…

Friday, February 13, 2004

He put the bag down, in order to adjust his gloves whose tattered state had interfered with the plastic straps. With a delicate "kaching", the pitch of which summoned up visions of toasts with crystal glasses, the bottle of pasta sauce broke openly cleanly and spilt its contents upon the pavement.

And as he stood there, his glove in hand, he could only think what an unfortunate incident had wasted $2.50, before tax.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

One of my projects this morning was a forray into Stop-Motion Animation. As my co-worker continues to develop his software, he needs various file formats with which to work. As such, I shot this little short which is supposed to be footage from a special effects test, circa 1950.

(offline, sorry!)

As far as the process: I took digital photos, processed in Photoshop, imported these edited versions into Flash, edited and tweened, exported as QuickTime video, imported into iMovie, edited, added effects and exported to the final version.
Sorry kids, haven't really had the time to play on the intarweb of late. When I'm not shooting videos for grant applications, I seem to be doing photo shoots for upcoming student election posters, creating custom typefaces, and doing that thing called Design that is apparently my day job.


A couple of things:

1) I am not swearing anymore.

2) I have resolved not to panic about the upcoming move.

3) I have also resolved to call moving companies and book a ticket for the upcoming move.

More cool stuff later! Promise! In the next couple of days, tune in to see two new awesome posters! One in the style of German Modernism, the other in the style of a 70s Cop Movie!

Oh, and tune in tomorrow when I've had some sleep.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Any of you Emily Carr Vancouverites up for an adventure? My studio is hiring. You'll have the opportunity to travel the world. And go to wicked-ass conferences around the country. And do some really damn cool stuff.

Interested? C'mon, Edmonton's not that bad.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Always with the Daleks

I did think about Daleks this weekend. In fact, I debated buying this little number:

And although it's only 3 inches high, it is a reproduction of the original 1960s version, it's clockwork, and it's made of tin. However, when I looked a little further into it, it turns out that they completely mis-printed the price. $25? Try $52.

No super-cool, vintage, clockwork, tin Dalek for me. Though they did offer me 20% off the price because of the misprint.
Good weekend, but a busy one.

On Saturday, I picked up my friend Erika who is visiting from Toronto from the airport. Ate lunch with her and her mom, was somewhat embarassed by her mother's less-than-subtle suggestions about the two of us dating, and then zipped off to help Hannah pack.

Packed, labelled boxes. Packed some more, labelled some more. Went to get the boxes shipped. Weighing, lifting, loading and more labelling.

Going away party for Hannah. Great times which ended in a hot tub and an early morning.

Woke at 9:45 on Sunday. Hit the Studio with Hot Sam so he could capture a bunch of video. Went for lunch with Erika and resisted the temptation to buy a ridiculous number of beautiful, expensive books.

Went back to the studio. Bought books online. Did freelance work. Went over to the parents' place for dinner, left earlier than normal to meet friends.

Only thought about Daleks once. Really.