DBCR – Transgender Beacon

DBCR performs Transgender Beacon live at The Suffolk on April 1, 2011. Video shot and edited by the talented Joe Learman.

Aluminar Event Minisite

OTC Daihen recently held its ‘Aluminar’- it’s apt named event to promote their aluminum welding technology. The background was largely industrial and educational, so we put together an online presentation to promote the technology. Due to budget constraints, we couldn’t go full-on animation with this one, but the presentation slides are still fun to zip around.

The jQuery carousel plugin called “scrollTo” was used for the slide movement, CSS drop-shadows and rounded rectangles were used to create the popped out look. jQuery was used on the bottom navigation as well.

Game Project Portfolio Video

Here’s a clip I put together back in 2008 showcasing some of the game projects I’ve worked on over the past couple of years. These are a mix of C++ and Flash projects.

Here’s some background on each of the projects:

Kid Icarus – Pit’s Wild Nostalgic Dungeon (PWND) was a game I started developing to immerse myself back into C++, which I had previously taken a break from since graduating college in 2004. The game was written and compiled with the PALib library extension, which compiles as an actual .nds target file, which can then be tested in either an NDS emulator or on a physical Nintendo DS. This was a great chance to explore platform gaming for me, as well as developing my first true game engine.

Equillibrium is a Flash-based program I developed for a 24-hour game jam in April, 2007. Written in less than a day in AS2, the project taught me a lot about team development and coming up with a working model in a short period of time. The idea was that as the player develops their civilization, they must carefully consider the amount they “offend” nature – through deforestization, pollution, and destroying natural resources.

Bug Splat was my first foray in AS3 and XML socket programming. This is a nod back to the fly swatting game found in Mario Paint for Super Nintendo. Fun little mash up.

Check out the video here!

NYIP On Location: PhotoPlus Expo

This past October, my coworker Chris Corradino and I hit the floor of the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, one of the largest photography trade shows in the nation. Having both worked and attended several large trade events in the past, this one was special for me as it was my first time to go as the press. Chris and I went around and interviewed several key people from companies with a very quick-and-dirty web 2.0 approach: a Flip HD camera and a Zoom H2 audio recorder.

I was particularly impressed by Animoto, makers of some impressive video rendering software where the user uploads their pictures and music and the software does all the transitions and panning. My sample clip – built from stills of my band DBCR and one of our demos – came out well, so I led the interview with Eric Bjornard, their VP of marketing.

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A video I made for Reiko from clips I shot on my digital cam at the aquarium in Beppu City, Japan. The quality is a bit compressed here, but the song is perfect for it (Avril 14th by Aphex Twin).

Give the Dog a Drink

Here’s a short feature I put together during my trip to Japan in 2008. I’ve always been a huge fan of driving films, so the idea was to chauffeur around a dog that needs to get a drink. That, and there’s something mesmerizing about watching those shutters open up at the back of Reiko’s parents house.

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The Train from Jokoji

Another film experiment from my trip to Japan in 2008. We were stranded at this train stop in Jokoji Japan, a small, rural village outside of Nagoya where the trains seldom stop. I ended up shooting a lot of footage of the trains passing by and really wanted to do something with it. The song Insensatez inspired me to tell the story of me stopping the train for m’lady. I really enjoyed the simple pleasure of having titles on the screen tell the story, much like an old film would have had, and I added the film grain filter and some slightly greenish color to give it that dated feel.