This terrible movie is on TV, called The Breed. College students decide to spend spring break on a deserted island or something to that effect. Killer dogs – who apparently can think and reason – ruin their holiday. So a dog is attacking Michelle Rodriguez and the hero guy decides to shoot the dog with a bow and arrow. They do this whole matrix-spin / slow motion thing, but instead of hitting the dog, Michelle Rodriguez getting shot in through the leg with the arrow instead, ha ha.
The swimmer vs. dogs swimming doggy-paddle style chase scene was hilarious too.
Some awesome quotes:
“Death by dog is brutal man!!!!”
“So attack dogs plus some weird strain of rabies equals what? Some scary ass lassies, that’s what!!!”
When Shepard Fairey dropped his “Hope/Progress” screenprint featuring Barack Obama, I’ll admit it was an inspiration to me. The bold red and blue colors seemed to reinforce Obama’s main tenets of bridging political party divides, and the bold call to action was a reminder that individuals still can (and should) make a difference. That visual inspiration was also one more thing to add to the growing list that Barack Obama brought, which Hillary lacked. So when I saw Hillary Clinton‘s new poster in a crowd photo, it made me do a double-take.
Continue reading The Democrat battle continues on the visual front
When it came time for Radiohead to release their last album, “In Rainbows“, they decided to go against the mainstream way of selling it and offered the whole album for download, at whatever price you chose. Similar to priceline.com, except William Shatner wont let you choose your roundtrip flight to Hawaii for .01 cent. In fact many people (like myself) put in zero cents and still downloaded it.
Stupid, some said. Not the way you do business! said many others. Regardless, the bottom line is that Radiohead made some serious cash off that endeavor. After flooding the market with 128 kbps MP3s, they announced the higher rez version and the actual CD for sale. It effectively nullified illegal downloads, and increased their visibility as well. Their new online endeavor? Just as genius.
Continue reading Radiohead now two for two with their web releases
So according to the L.A. Times, iPhone users are all a bunch of smart asses. Whenever a trivial or inane factoid comes up that needs to be proved (or disproved), the iPhoners whip out the touch screen and hit up the Google. Is the article a bit one-sided? Maybe so. But it’s for sure hella true in my case. At Disneyland a few days ago arguing about how a guy died on the skycar? Wikipedia to the rescue. In about a minute, I had not only confirmation, but also the date, name of the guy who took the swan dive, and why the Magic Kingdom dismantled the ride weeks later.
In short? The White Void portfolio is sick. It’s a simple site in function, but the way it’s implemented is really slick. Using Papervision 3D, they give you a limited camera pan and a sense of depth for each level you open up. You’ll find yourself wanting to explore the whole site. A site like this is a clear example of how good implementation is key.
Unfortunately for me, it seems like the whole Flash world has ditched me for ActionScript 3.0. It’s middle school all over again! 🙁 Feeling constricted… hard to breathe! Last night, at the L.A. Flash Users meeting, everything was in AS3. So a special thanks needs to go out to Lee Brimelow for making that transition a little bit easier with his Event Generator panel, which lets you pick the events you want and – boom – they are saved to your clipboard. Definitely making my life that much easier. Maybe now I won’t get picked last for dodgeball.
So My blog got hi-jacked for a bit (blog-jacked? Don’t steal that; I’m getting that URL right now) by a
terrorist co-worker of mine; who I was letting use for a presentation. Well it’s been almost three months and I hadn’t heard back about it, so I decided to go rogue, Jack Bauer style, and resurrect this bad boy. U-S-A! U-S-A!
Project: Site redesign for DNA11. My role: Flash developer.
DNA11 takes a sample of your DNA and turns it into art. I was called in to develop the homepage main animations that showcased the different kinds of artwork you could have made out of your DNA.
Continue reading DNA11 Site Redesign
Their designs are super clean, unique and they cling to decidedly Euro stylings, which in a post-Ikea U.S., Americans are finally catching onto. Superfamous is a refreshing portfolio site and reminds me that websites can be just as fun to look at as they are functional.
Over the last couple weeks/months, Three Legged Legs has been blowin’ up.
Lots of great work from this animation shoppe. And they are in Santa Monica to boot.
Continue reading A leg up on animation