Monday, March 12, 2012

New Animations

For Photography class I had to do two more animations. The first was about 18 frames, pretty boring just to prove we knew all the steps. The second was a lot of fun (Alex's idea) 240+ frames. :]
Disclaimer: the second GIF may or may not be working correctly, if not just click on it and it'll take you to Photobucket.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I've never really played with HDR much but I've always wanted to. Now not only did I have to do one for my final project in Photography Class, I also have to do two more animations! Lucky me :]

Photography Class

Photography Class this term hasn't been as exciting as I was hoping it would be. But it has given me an excuse to take more pictures lately. I've gotten a few especially cool shots while working on projects, one being my first real HDR image.

Shutter Speed Project:

Product Shots:

L.A. Noire

Another project I chose for my independent study class was a poster based on the menu screen for the video game L.A. Noire. I got the game for Alex for Christmas and I just fell in love with the art style.
A screen shot of the menu
I decided I didn't want to copy it exactly but I wanted to maintain a few aspects of it. Mainly the textured wall, the car in the distance and the figure standing in the headlights.

I used Alex as a model of course (as usual lol) so it got changed to be more of a modern look with the classic noir style. 

Mediocrity Poster

My favorite class this term is my Independent Studies I have with a great prof. One of the projects I chose for that class is to make a poster in reflection of the Mediocrity Commercials Subaru ran last year.
I was fascinated by this ad campaign mostly because of it's dedication. Almost completely devoid of any explanation, just a quiet link at the end of the commercial that led you to an elaborate website appearing to belong to "Mediocrity Motors" in which you have to navigate through in order to find a small link at the bottom of a letter from the CEO that takes you the Subaru website. It's genius because the contrast of the boring, dull Mediocrity and the bold, exciting Subaru page absolutely blows your mind. The website seems to have since been taken down but the commercials can still be found on Youtube.

Mediocrity Commercials:

My Latest Projects

A Screenshot of
Lately I've been enjoying the idea of creating images based off an existing idea/style. The first of which was a wallpaper for my phone based on the website design for Gnarls Barkley. The website design is related to their newest album, The Odd Couple.