Tuesday, 28 February 2012
This was a quick advertisement for the Snakebot toy. The model was produced and animated in 3ds Max and the footage was edited in Adobe Premier.
This video was difficult to produce due to unexpected errors that kept popping up due to conflicts with the animation of the treads and the pathing, resulting in the animation being incredibly jerky in places. As such, it didn't turn out as well as I liked.
Music is 'Robots FTW' from the Portal 2 soundtrack sped up using Adobe Soundbooth (I do not own it).
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The Android logo was a placeholder for another logo the client had commissioned (I do not own).
Saturday, 18 February 2012
This project involved making an animated DVD menu for the film Angels & Demons. I'm particularly proud of the film footage displayed in the background inside the Fire Earth Water Air symbol that plays a prominent part in the movie.
Background song is '160 BPM' by Hans Zimmer, made for the Angels & Demons soundtrack (I do not own).
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
For this project, I was asked to create a 15 minute advertisement for the Adelaide City Zoo. As such, I was required to create my own logo and title, use all the provided footage and stills to display the animals it had to offer, use selected audio tracks (which I do not own) and insert a credit sequence of the client's writing (and yes, they were Monty Python fans, how could you tell?)
While the client and I were satisfied with the finished product, I personally feel it could have been much better if I were allowed to choose the music tracks to be used. The music doesn't really bring out the kind of atmosphere you'd expect of a zoo and making the video fit the music resulted in a very sombre video. Something more upbeat would have made a lot more sense.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
When designing the website, I was aiming for a very 90's sci-fi military-esqe aesthetic seen in movies like Escape from New York, with wire-frames, green on black CRT colours and angular text. The picture of Adam Jenson from Deus Ex: Human Revolution was not the final picture, but rather a placeholder to save time until I could make an original design.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Two words were in my mind when I made this ad: upbeat and energetic. I wanted to show off what Rundle Mall had to offer, not just in terms of shopping, but in cultural landmarks, history, food and greenery, and make it seem like a lively and fun place to shop.
The music is 'Positive Lift' from the Royalty Free Music collection (I do not own it) and the moment I listened to it, I knew it was perfect for this video.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
For this project, I had to take scenes from a video provided to me by a client and sync them to a music track they wanted. In this case, the video was from a flight simulator (not sure which one, though, so maybe a flight sim fan out there can tell me) and the song was No Hay Problema by Pink Martini.
When making this video, I wanted to keep as many of the natural transitions in the footage as I could. The sight of a prop plane entering and exiting portals in space and time is a reason to make a video by itself.
I experimented with a few designs, before finally picking the last design. I had to make a few more changes when the design didn't quite fit the page.
This video was my major assignment for my TAFE Video Production assignment.
I used mainly big, dramatic trailer music (which I do not own, credits are at the end) and camera angles to give it a big cinematic feel, if only to enhance the effect of the last scene. You'll know it when you watch it, I won't spoil it.
This is my first attempt at a Youtube video and I'm hoping to do more. Any advice, recommendations or inspiration for further projects is welcome.
Monday, 6 February 2012
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Thursday, 2 February 2012
The logo was an old version of the design I ultimately used for this site and chose the name Blackball Design.
The logo had a few variations of it made before I finally settled on my first design.