So, this is what I did with my weekend…
I put this together mainly as an exercise to help teach myself Final Cut Pro X.
I worked on the BBC’s Doctor Who website during Matt Smith’s first series. Of all the work I produced, I was most proud of this Prisoner Zero wanted poster I created as a downloadable goodie to accompany the episode The Eleventh Hour. Somewhat uniquely, it was approved exactly as I presented it.
The following is a Venn-esque diagram I created this evening as a means of illustrating (and discovering) what subjects really interest me, and how they overlap.
As the disclaimer says, these aren’t all subjects I would claim to be any kind of expert in. Rather, they are all areas I consider either important or fascinating. For example I’d certainly never claim to be any kind of journalist for fear of revealing my huge ignorance of most of that industry, however I do spend a lot of time thinking about related subjects like hyperlocal news, data journalism, freedom of information and how many journalistic standards and practices should be used as a model for bloggers.
I began sketching this diagram out as a personal exercise, hoping that it would reveal to me some great insight into what kind of career I should seek out by thinking about the skills I have and would like to obtain. Then it occurred to me that it would make a fun design exercise and a blog post for here.
Other areas like photography and computer graphics are more my forte.
I still don’t know what I really want to do, but now I’ll be looking for something that encompasses as many of these areas as possible.
I made this stylised miniature football pitch a while ago to be used in an iOS game, but I ended up not being involved in that. Shame really, as I had a lot of neat ideas for different directions the game could have gone.
I was quite happy with how it came out though, especially the textures. Continue reading
A recent photograph taken at Fforest Fawr, South Wales. More on 500px.
In the grand tradition of the World Wide Web, this site is currently under construction. Please mind the gap.
ChromaFeed.tv was a WordPress blog I designed and curated, featuring cool short films I discovered online. It ran for almost a year (24 May 2011 – 15 March 2012) before I decided to retire it.
The blog theme was bold and colourful, designed to evoke a retro cinema vibe while prominently featuring the videos.
The navigation design was also very important, allowing viewers to explore by top-level category or the more esoteric tags. As well as enabling discovery, the prominent navigation made it easy to see at a glance what the site was about.
You can watch the short films I posted on Chroma Feed on Halfblog.net by browsing the ‘Chroma Feed’ tag.