It’s that time of the year folks. Max and I will be headed down to San Jose once again for the 4 day Anime/Art extravaganza that is FanimeCon 2010. Hopefully we’ll see you there!
Archive for May, 2010
And by that I mean with much better quality audio.
I’m resuming this project once again. 006 is definitely one of my lesser works. I started this piece about 6 months ago before I took a trip to Asia. I had a hard time coming back to it after my return, and I’ve decided to move on leaving it unfinished. There was supposed to be more shading and details put into this piece, but I think I’m better off channeling that energy into girl 007. I’m hoping my rendering skills have improved since half a year ago. We’ll find out soon enough.
Growing up, I used to watch a lot of crime drama – usually the British stuff that played on PBS most nights and especially Sunday. The gruff copper or detective (or detective-inspector?) tracking down the bad guys typically within two hours – Inspector Morse, Lindley, Rebus, Dr. Tony Hill, even Sherlock Holmes – would solve the most heinous of crimes. They were mini-movies, so the plots could be much more detailed than anything CSI or Miami Heat or whatever the kids watch these days. And there was rarely explosions or action sequences – being England, guns were rare. It was just nice, old fashioned evidence gathering and testimony hearing that solved the case.
So it should be no surprise that I enjoyed Heavy Rain. The best way I’ve heard it described is “interactive drama.” It’s really just like watching one of those detective movies, except this time I could take part in the process and help catch the villain. It’s also not violence-driven. There are few action sequences; what you get is lots of dialog that moves the plot forward in whichever way the player choses.(Read the rest of the review)
Shot this together with a few buddies. We may do more videos on random things as they come. Where am I in the video? Behind the camera.
Through some sort of complicated chain of events, I got re-connected with this childhood friend of mine recently. Turned out that he was running this casual band thing, writing his own songs and being the lead singer. That’s kind of cool, as I thought. But when he watched the first episode of The Record of Dragon Burial, he too was impressed by how far I have come.
Thus the conversation carried on to our co-op project, a music video animation of his song, “Special”.
The song is based on his own story. The freedom is yours to imagine what really happened.