I have just returned back from the great “Flash on the Beach” conference and has left me inspired, motivated, and slightly intimidated with what some of these guys are producing. Flash, stop frame animation, Processing and some sneaky peaks from Adobe all mashed up with creativity, ideas and absolutely amazing work.
Some great speakers and great talks from the likes of Stefan Sagmeister, Grant Skinner, Mario Klingemann, Robert Hodgin, Florian Schmitt, Nando Costa, Brendan Dawes and Joshua Hirsch are to name only a few, I especially enjoyed Cyriak Harris and Julien Vallée, check out some of their work.
Only a year to the next one, can you spot me in the last photo?
Hello to Amy and Louise who will be working with us before they go back to grafting for their final year on the Interactive Design course at the University of Lincoln.
In usual style we have thrown them both in the deep end, with Louise working on an illustration project and Amy working with 3d objects in Blender. They have both done really well and hopefully we will be seeing more of them throughout their semester.
Another stag do celebrated Tom Featherby’s big step to marriage, and the old University friends were reunited once more. The scene this time was the North Yorkshire Dales. No phone, no signal, no people and 30 km of mountain biking. 7 hours of biking up hill for 20 mins of downhill jumps, kickers and 1 near death experience… That will teach me for trying to keep up with the guide!
Another great do, all is left is to go to Poland and see him off, I had better start preparing my speech.
Chris Dunne, fine artist, senior lecturer and interactive designer had his opening night of the University of Lincoln Fine Art MA exhibition last Friday night. In our totally unbiased opinion Chris stole the show with an installation focusing on key aspects of interaction, rules, restriction and authority.
The piece requires the user to work for the privilege of seeing the artists work. You will be asked to undertake a series of tasks which are supervised by the team of assistants (pictured). The interactive experience really fills you with mixed emotions of excitement, anticipation and frustration, love it or hate it its more than memorable and definitely worth a visit!
Company director, web geek and all round nice guy Wayne ‘I’m the daddy around here and don’t you forget it’ Christian is 30. We celebrated in Tequilas Mexican restaurant with friends, family and the rest of the team. Pictured below is Wayne, Mike and Foo eagerly await their food and Jez chips in with a cameo Vogue like pose. A great night, happy birthday Mr Christian.
It has been delivered, everyone is happy, we have a few more grey hairs and we could all do with a good drink! 106 pages, black and white photography broken up with some ultra cool illustrations, very sweet indeed.
Diego’s stag saw another reunion of all the uni lads (now 10 years ago!) and the stage was set for Berlin. Apart from the usual shenanigans we also had to fit some culture in, which is what you would expect going away with 10 designers, typographers, coders and 1 history boff- also a designer. A great place steeped in history, the wall, Check Point Charlie and bullet ridden buildings next to new buildings standing in the place of one levelled 70 years ago. The Holocaust Memorial was especially an eye opener.
A great weekend, 3 stags down 7 to go! Good luck Diego.
The “my enterprise Book” site has now gone live but is only accessible to schools, so we thought we would give you sneaky peak of some of the animations. We found some really interesting ways in solving problems with video cue points and keeping memory down and scaling video to fit all browsers, which I will add as another post. Sorenson squeeze has been a life saver!
Studio View were approached by VisitEngland to come up with a way for their 3000 B&B clients to get access to creating new cost effective web sites. In collaboration with VisitEngland we have created a dynamic web site with a series of themes for their clients to choose and add content via a simple form accompanied by various marketing material. A new domain name, bespoke colours and choices of content managed facilities have already seen orders come through thick and fast.