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Willie Sharpe Kinetic Typography,

[title size="1"]Willie Sharpe Kinetic Typography[/title] As part of my endeavor to become a skilled motion graphics designer, I have completed my first kinetic typography. Willie Sharpe. This is an infamous speech from the much ridiculed movie Armageddon. Personally I have fond memories of watching Armageddon with my college friends laughing at the various cheesy dialogue and over the top action and drama. The final sequences sees actor William Fichtner preform a mouth full of a speech in front of Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck. Another reason I chose this speech is that its short really short. 20 seconds. I started my kinetic typography [...]

D3.js Premiership Season

Click here to open in a new window  Or check out the iframe below. [title size="1"]What is this?[/title] This is my first attempt at a piece using D3.js  a java script language for Data driven documents. I am attempting to learn the language and this is a piece I crafted using my initial training in d3.js. [title size="1"]What is D3.js?[/title] D3.js is a java script language for data driven documents. It was created my Mike Bostock, there are better examples explaining what the language is and what it does here and here. I will leave it to them to explain. I [...]

By |July 16th, 2013|Categories: Playgound, Web Design|Tags: |1 Comment

Homage to the Venture Bros

I am still cutting my teeth when it comes to vector graphics. I decided to do an homage to one of my favorite animated series, the venture Bros.  If you don't know who they are don't worry. I created this to not only improve my illustrator skills but also learn how to draw characters. Well at least take my first steps in drawing a character in illustrator.  It may seem a little odd copying someone else work to create my own. I would have thought that a couple of weeks ago but after trying unsuccessfully to create my own work [...]

Psd tuts + Competition entry

Simply put I love tuts+ I visit the various sites daily. I will not bore you with the reasons or maybe I will write another post about tuts+ maybe. Any way I was perusing the site recently and I saw one of there competitions for a movie poster redesign. I came up with this. Looking at the other entries I blown away by the quality. See here. I don't think my poster is in the same league as some these but I get a competitors medal at least?    

By |July 5th, 2013|Categories: Playgound|0 Comments

Aliens Attack Nenagh

This is a small piece I produce after completing a tutorial over on graymachine.com. Its a great tutorial as are all of Harry Frank's tuts. He uses After effects and the foundry's Camera tracker to create the above effect. The shot you see is of my hometown of Nenagh in the early hours of the morning.  I took the shot with my camera phone and also used a complete 360 degree motion shot to see if it could be done. In harry Franks tutorial he simply moves the camera up over his head and the space craft disappears. I tried [...]

By |April 17th, 2013|Categories: Playgound|0 Comments