Sunday, 19 September 2010
The benefit of the new design is that is gives me unlimited boxes to display portfolio items in! As i add new things i would put them at the front of the scroller, so the most recent work is displayed first!
The portfolio page itself to me is a library of all of my work. In this sense i felt containing it all on one page in a neat manner was the wise way to go! As i develop more work i could develop this page further with a featured work section for each of the portfolio sections, however i think this is more of a copy of the "Recent work" section i keep on the homepage... I'll see!
Monday, 26 July 2010
Here's what it's looking like at the moment. The finished idea looks awesome in my head! It's just a case of taking the awesome from my head and putting it on a screen now!
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The design for the Fortunes Fall site was much darker than the one i implemented to Cloud Canvas, which moved me out of my comfort zone of bright colours, and allowed me to be more creative. All in all i think the end product was pretty awesome! The different aspects i threw into the design on that site got me thinking about progression of my own portfolio website... something i'd neglected a fair bit lately.
As you can see the fan gradient does not continue throughout the page and cuts out as soon as it hits the links bar, which acts as a frame / separator for the page. This combined with the footer below which uses the same notepad overlay gives a better feel. It also allows for more freedom in what i put in between, and for page heights as i'm not restricted to the white boxes i currently have on my portfolio page. This will allow the use of Java sliders like on the Fortunes Turn page, and less squashed looks to the pages. In my mind this is good progression.. hopefully i can continue it!
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
This is my contact page! I still need to stick in a PHP contact form in the upper half, and also intend to add a note above it with a direct email url for people who do not wish to contact me via the contact form.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
Simple / hand drawn/ stick style animations
A good example here could be the cyanide and happiness comics which have started to move over to flash. This style of animation may appeal to an audience that bases their preference more on content as opposed to quality of the animation, as these animations rely more on the humorous context to be in place and the content to be of a interesting style in such a way that the simplicity of the animation itself does not matter to the audience as the animation in turn merely become a way for the joke or point within the animation to be expressed in a visual form.
Cyanide and Happiness http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/493133
8 bit animations style
The 8 bit animation style is one that can be linked to a select Audience. People who prefer this style may be those who are into the old school 8 bit style games, or appreciate the “retro” look, whereas others may be put off due to preference for more streamlined graphics. Furthermore the audience may be seen to extend based on theme when covering 8-bit games to general gamers.
The selectness of the audience could be seen to vary depending on the content of the actual animation, for example 8 bit animations based around original concepts such as the house of shiny, which relies on it for the humor, may be seen less select than animations such as those based around Mario, Sonic, or Space invaders for example, as these would appeal more to gamers and a lot less to people who aren’t into the specific games they are animated to parody.
College Humor - http://www.youtube.com/collegehumor#p/search/7/Va8Sh4Agr58
Bloody gory humor
Much of the animation will see characters being injured, dying, abnormally removing limbs, and often coming back later as if it never happened to die all over again. Much in the style of Kenny from South park. This type of animation may appeal more to older audiences, and even then a select group of them as it could be seen that this form of humor may be viewed as offensive by some people, due to its often somewhat distasteful style and reliance on a somewhat sick sense of humor to be had.
With this all in mind it may be seen that this audience type is most likely one where people will prefer a mix of any time of animation as well due to the selectiveness that would otherwise restrict their preference. That and it’s a weird sole preference to have!
A good example of this style i found was that of the "Happy Tree Friends" in which the twist of every episode is that something will die. It has an unexpected aspect to it tfor people who havent seen it before in how the characters adopt a cute innocent look.
Younger Audience based animations.
Animations such as the disney cartoons or the looney tunes provide a good base example for this audience. The innocent style of the animation often leaves it with a humorous twist to keep people entertained, whilst throwing in slapstick violence and pain where characters may hit into objects, or be hit with objects, but always come out fine with their body or faces distorting to a pancake, and back to normal as if nothing happened.
Much of the style within these animations could be seen as being repetitive between other animations of the same style which may make this style off putting to older audiences who get bored of the same thing over and over again, yet more appealing to audiences such as kids who are seen to be more easily amused.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
The front and back views would be used in dialogue shots ideally, as i use them to create perspective in the flash movie.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
I realised and decided i'd keep as a comparison, however i only kept it to the point i'd reached with just the top two being all cornered..
Personally i prefer the semi rounded one which looks as if it was all joined with bits cut out!
Opinions would be appreciated!
Monday, 1 February 2010
I liked the theme for my portfolio site and wanted to keep it.
However i felt that it was lacking something and looked too plain, with just plain colour on plain colour, and also had the issue with the edges not being able to blend with any web based background colour.
I tackled this by applying a paper effect, something i had always wanted to go with initially, and that i was in a way aiming for when i first put notebook lines on my first cloud. The initial thought i had in doing this was that it would give a bit of a note pad / paper theme subtly.
With my new design i have applied a full paper effect, and created torn paper effects over the edges which i feel will give the portfolio site a bit more life and make it less plain in its design. It also allows me to add the same effect to the central boxes and throughout the site with various features i am going to add as i redesign the site!
Thursday, 21 January 2010
I say lately.. i havent actually blogged in forever! Since the one day project i think!!
Yesterday we nailed the filming for our group channel project "Rview" it was a fun day and cool to do. We used a proper light to get the right lighting which made it even better in my mind.
Today i'm editing and i just hit my first snag. A message on import that i've NEVER seen in the three years i;'ve been editing videos. "Error". This made me die a little inside as its preventing me importing 3/4 clips, and whilst they may not be important and might be CUTS! They might be important or something i could have salvaged.
I HATE not having everything for me to edit with. It really annoys me.
Another thing is where the person on the external mic was sat right next to the light instead of close to us, the noise of the light BUZZZZIIINGGG is audible... There's nothing i can think of doing to fix this so i'll have a play editing around. If i can get some background music in somehow this would hide the noise... so i'll see how this goes..
TIME TO EDIT VIDEO NUMBER 1!