Children’s Bureau animation

I was asked to create a video for Children’s Bureau from a script, using typography and motion graphics to convey their message. Here’s what I made for them… Continue reading Children’s Bureau animation


 

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

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

BlackJack – online casino game

While working for Orbis OpenBet I developed many popular online casino games. Here’s one of them, a beautiful Blackjack experience – an oldy, but a classic. Continue reading BlackJack – online casino game

Speccy – Spectrum Analyser

I created an Audio Spectrum Analyser app which has proved very popular (over 100k downloads and counting). Turn your phone into a professional spectrum analysis tool and break into safes – um, please don’t use it for that 😉

How does it work?

The app uses an FFT algorithm to analyse sound and has some features not found in similar apps. Check it out!

What can it be used for?

There are many uses for spectrum analyzers, such as:

    Assessing environmental noise for health and safety
    Sound checking speaker setups, PA systems and in-car stereos
    • Identifying audio signals obscured to the human ear by noise
    • Testing the microphone on your device
    • Comparing the quality of different brands of headphones
    • Testing signal generators
    • Tuning musical instruments
    • Measuring audio signals just outside human perception. As people age over 20 years, their aural perception range drops well below 21 kHz

Speccy has also been used to find gas leaks and even hunt
 
ghosts
, apparently!

How to use it

For mixing or calibrating audio equipment, watch these handy videos or see the articles below, have a look at this article on using spectrum analyzers, this one on using spectrum analyzers for mixing, or watch these useful videos:

More articles

I occasionally give away a few copies of Speccy, when there are promo codes available. Here’s a random promo code from the database, which someone may or may not have used already 🙂

Contribute

For those interested in helping me correct or add more translations, see this github repo.

Get the app

Go get Speccy Spectrum Analyzer.



Yummix – Print design and retouching

I don’t usually don’t much print design, but a new brand of rice pudding was launching in Thailand and a colleague sought my help to design the shelf tags for 7-11 and put together some marketing shots. A couple of the shots also needs retouching to remove some wheat pictured in the image (since the local FDA said that shouldn’t be in shot if it’s not in the product).

Motion graphics, video production, games/app development and infosec.

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