Please check out my interview with Dave Prior of Project Wizards and the Drunken PM blog. We talk about how I used social media to get my current gig at Funny Garbage and what I do for a living.
It is touted as THE book on software engineering and project management, and I am finding it to be a great read and very insightful in regards to the creative process.
Here’s a link to the wiki article:
But I suggest picking up a copy yourself.
Produced though Funny Garbage, this is an on line flash game, giving children the ability to play 15 mini-games, select dance moves, audio tracks and share the results with their friends. Concurrently produced with a series of 15 sixty-second corresponding dance videos for broadcast on PBS.
Lately I have been asked to develop a 3D Aquarium. I know, not anything revolutionary in the world of the internet, but it is an opportunity to explore and learn Papervision3D and a 3D program. Two things that have been on my ToDo list for about forever.
After hunting around, I have found the Inside RIA site to be the best for free info. I’ll keep updating this as my knowledge grows.
I’m posting a few resources that I am finding to be very informative:
Papervison Cheat Sheet
One of the most interesting and unusual projects I produced is an interactive kiosk for the Ameren Power Company. On top of Taum Sauk mountain in Missouri is one of the largest hydro-electrical power plants in the world. My company, Milkshake Graphics, worked with Signature Designs and two writers from the Museum of Natural History to create a flash-based interactive kiosk for installation in the Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.
The kiosk application was created in flash with animations created in After Effects. The purpose of the kiosk is to illustrate how the millions of gallons of water in a dam atop the mountain produces clean power and has minimal impact on the environment. The kiosk describes how and when energy is created, how the dam was built, safety features and also local activities near the Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.
The trip out to Missouri and the tour of the facilities was an exciting experience. We toured the hydro-electrical dam while it was being built. Standing inside the empty bowl, it was like being inside 10 Giant Stadiums. It was an experience I will not soon forget.
agency: Signature Design
city: Kansas City, MO
role: Senior Interactive Producer
team number total: 5
Contract Lead: Signature Design
Lead Designer and Project Manager: Therese McKee
Exhibit Designer: Kim Wilson
Interpretive AV Planner: Geralyn Abinader
Interpretive AV Planner: Karen de Seve
Animation Design and Production: Milkshake Graphics
Architects: Sutton Studio
When Vh1 decided to create Lords of the Revolution, a 5 episode mini-series based on revolutionary figures of the 1960’s, Milkshake Graphics was contracted for the challenging job of filtering through, organizing and animating hundreds and hundreds of photographic images. I put together a team of animators and designers and began the two-year-long process of managing the design and of backgrounds for interviews and the creation of photo-animation of various historic figures and events. The animation was created in After-effects in a “two and a half” D style for television.
Nominated for a BANNF award, the series covered revolutionaries such as Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, Mohammad Ali, Cheech & Chong and the Black Panthers. It was a rare opportunity to be able to work on a project of some social relevance and depth as this one.