Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fun with Maths

I've been having a bit of fun with a topological modeller called Topmod, which creates pretty complex 3D meshes using some pretty fancy techniques. And it's free. Only on the web.

Download Topmod here.

Get a copy of Blender for free here - Topmod is only a modeller and won't animate or render your creations.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Black Arts & Strange Fruits

Black Arts web site has been featured on the excellent design blog Strange Fruits - they even said it was "elegant". I'm blushing.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Strange Rick Griffin Homage

Finally got round to uploading this. Hopefully Mister Griffin would approve. ;)

Monday, 15 February 2010

Dental as Anything

Saturday morning - got up at stupid o'clock and legged it through to Glasgow for the Scottish Wedding Directory Show with Spring Grove. Naturally they all looked like they'd just stepped out of a spa and we looked like and felt like we'd been abducted and expertly beaten up by the KGB before being dumped back in our beds after two hours' sleep. Which is why I'm not in the photos.

Gill, Colleen and Naomi arriving at the show, fresh as daisies!

The lovely stand, courtesy of Davy Peters.

Detail from the stand.

The grrrrrls getting warmed up: (left to right) Colleen, Naomi, Paula, Dawn and Nicola

The gang's all here: (left to right) Dawn, Colleen, Paula, Naomi, David, Natalie, Gillian and Nicola. If you look closely this shot also captures a rare instance of Davy Peters in the wild.

Last but not least: cameras are funny things and are picky about who they make look good. It's been great fun shooting the Spring Grove staff, almost all of whom have that mysterious quality and take a great picture with almost no effort. But a special mention must go to Nicola here, who is just brilliant to photograph and has a totally natural way of lifting her chin and turning to a good angle when she smiles which makes every shot a cracker. I could just shoot her all day. (okay enough creepy stalking)

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Editing and effects for Spring Grove!

Lots of computers + a couple of terabytes of disks + lots of luck and guts = Dave & Steve getting stuck into editing the video and adding overlays, effects and titling for the Spring Grove Clinic videos. Yummy!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Flash Particle Wipe Effect

Lunch hour well spent yesterday: a nice wipe effect with flaking particles in Flash. Coming soon: an After Effects version with Trapcode Particular. Probably.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Shooting Spring Chicks

Great fun at the video & photo shoot for Spring Grove clinic on monday - here are some of the retouched shots. Looking forward to working with Nat, Naomi, Nicola and the others this Monday!