Category Archives: Videos

Videos of things amusing, informative or otherwise

Be a DJedi

I created a little YouTube party mixer, complete with a crossfader and ‘automix’ capability – for all you budding bar DJs. It uses the YouTube Data API and a whole lot of JavaScript. Continue reading Be a DJedi


 

Yahoo login adverts

I was recently asked to create some fullscreen video ads for Yahoo’s login page. The constraints were: dimensions of 1440×1024 but less than 500k file size, must loop seamlessly and no HTML5 blend-mode effects or plugins allowed – otherwise an overlay of the steam blended onto a canvas layer would have yielded an even smaller file size. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Microsoft’s Edge browser did not fully support blend-modes – hurry up Microsoft! I managed to create a few videos, such as the one below, all within these constraints, using After Effects and the amazing WEBM format:

Video banner

I created this animated banner for a client’s phone case giveaway competition used on their social media accounts.

Photobook Animation

I was recently asked to take some scans of an old storybook’s illustrations and bring them to life with subtle animation. The stories come from folk tales of an indigenous Canadian people called the Kayas. Continue reading Photobook Animation

Dark Force – music video

Rotoscoping and character animation for satirical music video

Here are some snippets from an animated music video I created for a satirical website in back in 2016 – featuring a certain US president (at the time he was just a candidate). Continue reading Dark Force – music video

The92 – Soccer social media site

I created this site with the guys at ChromaAgency and Brothers and Sisters for Sky Sports’ The92 campaign in 2009. It featured an infinitely scrollable wall of photos and comments from users, all filterable and deep-linkable, as well as the obligatory video player, blog and Twitter integration – way ahead of its time for 2009. Continue reading The92 – Soccer social media site

The Money Pouch

I recently started consulting for TheMoneyPouch, an automated algorithmic trading “RoboAdvisor” for investors who don’t want to stare at candlestick charts all day. I’m helping with their branding, network security and also working on their app. It’s great to be part of the team on such a cutting edge product. Go and have a look!

Everybody Deserves – music video

I recently worked with the guys at Imotion Media to create this fun little music video. The brief was to take some green screen footage of the band’s lead members and find a treatment/narrative that works with the ethos and feel of the song. I settled on blending the footage with a lot of archive material, as if we’re channel flippingĀ a TV. Continue reading Everybody Deserves – music video