Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Star Wars Posters

These poster designs were done by Justin Van Genderen.

The clean type and simple shape based imagery is really effective with the textured surfaces. I would love a set of these prints.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Its a Ghost Ghost Ghost

Loads of my friends were getting into this farmville thing on facebook, i didnt get it at first and im still not that sure what the appeal is, but look what i made :D

Pixel Art

How cool is this?
.... Very Cool

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Stop Motion - Tribute to 8-Bit using lego

This is one of the most dedicated independent stop-motion projects i have ever seen, I love the comedy game content, the diverse use of lego blocks and the classic stopmotion style.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Can You Dig It?

I Can Dig It.

Do de rubber duck!

Sesame Street, the pinical of fun learning.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

modul /

I found this example of CGI 3D Animation whilst browsing vimeo and thought it was a perfect example of what i one day hope 2 achieve by attempting 2 learn maya

modul / from Zhestkov on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Printed Portfolio Evaluation

My portfolio consists mainly of moving image work; this is because I aspire to be a moving image designer. Starting with my advert, I used this as an example of my work because it is the most recent of my video work and also the most polished, my portfolio then moves onto animation were my last 5 animation briefs are shown, they illustrate the different areas of animation which I am interested in. from stop motion (ITV2 – Ident) to completely computer generated imagery (science museum) and not only the finished results but the process, planning and storyboarding are all key aspects of this kind of work. My portfolio then finishes with a poster and questionnaire example, this is to show that I am a moving image designer at heart but also enjoy occasional print briefs. The questionnaire is also present to show that I enjoy asking questions of the public.
My work is much like the work of Flynn productions, looking through their portfolio and mine there are a few similarities, the most obvious to me is that of time laps editing. They have also used stop motion extensively like in my ITV2 Ident. The actuall production of my ITV 2 ident was inspired by the work of hothead productions. This is the production company, which made the E4 idents, a combination of stop motion, 3D and motion graphics. My itv 2 ident was my 1st attempt at combining 2 types of animation (computer generated moving image and stop motion photography).
I believe my strengths lie in the planning and determination to finish the projects, also in concept and the ability to follow a brief. My production ability is one of my main weaknesses as a designer, although over the past year I have learnt an awful lot about moving image work and the technical side, I still plan for this to be my area of improvement. And I will need to if I plan to do moving image work as a profession.
From this point forward I will be getting involved with as much video and animation work as possible, I wish to practically investigate TV and film title sequences and DVD menus, as these are the most appealing aspect of moving image work to me, other than feature film production. I also plan to learn 3D animation software such as Maya to improve my animation skills and software knowledge.
As my creative practice is rooted firmly in the media, I have decided to focus my dissertation on how specific types of media affect the public, focusing my study on environmentalism in the media today. With the dissertation title of “Environmentalism - a modern media zeitgeist?”.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Title Sequences

Some of my favourate title sequences:

Mad Men:


Kung Fu Panda

Friday, 5 June 2009

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Early Games

Early Games from Jack Cook on Vimeo.

This was the result of my 2nd Year video elective. Following a Ctrl + Alt + Shift Brief which was to raise awareness in British young people of one of the following 3 topics: HIV and Stigma, Gender + Power + Poverty and finally War and Peace.
We chose to do the War and Peace topic, but focused on Child Enlistment.