Tuesday, October 23, 2007

News in brief

Currently I'm in the middle of two commissioned projects: A TV commercial for Gladiator Insurance, and a movie trailer type ad for a novel about Crisis of Felarya. I'll show clips when I can.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Drowtales 6th anniversary animation all complete

This year's anniversary animation is up. I'm very happy with these, and I consider them to be some of my best work ever. Check it out!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Revver Item trailer

And here's the The Item trailer.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Contest entry

For fun and practise, I did this very short animation for a small contest. I call it "How Not to Pass Through Airport Security: Righteous Indignation", in keeping with my more recent propensity for long titles. The audio is from the movie Penn & Teller Get Killed. (I recommend clicking that little "full screen" button for it.)

Oh, and the right-justification of the video with word-wrap is an experiment on my part, to see if it looks better than just having the video take up the entire horizontal space.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Better trailer (or, Revver wins over YouTube)

Okay, forget YouTube. I've replaced the Apprentice embedded trailer (on the Apprentice page) from YouTube with an embedded trailer from Revver. Bigger video size (480x360 on Revver vs 320x240 on YouTube) and much, much better compression quality, and a great fullscreen mode. Oh, and the ability to select the still image that shows before you click play, which YouTube doesn't offer. Compare for yourself:


Notice the fuzziness and general lack of detail in the YouTube version in comparison, as well as the bad compression squares on any scene change. I'll do the same with the other trailers as I have time.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Current developments

For the past few months I've been working full time on various commercial projects for hire -- commercials (view here, the two 2D animations, not the 3D one), web stuff, and more recently a web series called Cheap Secrets. I've been learning new software, and making new breakthroughs and developments in my methods. Upcoming work includes more Cheap Secrets, another Drowtales anniversary animation, and a contest entry, not to mention the ever-present Pink Lemonade.

I've also put up the older Item and Apprentice trailers onto Youtube, just to add a viewing option to the venerable old AVI and MPEG trailers that have been on this site. I'll probably add Google Video later, since it has better video quality.