Saturday, September 22, 2007

So... It's Been A While...

Decided to give my site a face lift. I figured... It's been a pretty long time since I updated it... or my blog. But, I have to make the fans happy. So, here's my new site. A bit of online portfolio mixed with a dash of blog, and a light frosting of crap, all blended together to form... well... a blue page.

Seeings how I'm not much of an updater, there really isn't even anything new on the site. But, the way I see it, I'll just keep changing the background color every year or so, and that will be enough to maintain an illusion of evolution.

I did have to make one or two new icons... see if you can find them! Should keep you busy until I decide to update my site again.

8 Comments:

Blogger Reagan said...

.....finally.

September 22, 2007 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Are you REALLY the guy who directed and animated the "Meet the..." videos for Valve?

October 4, 2007 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sorry, I've just checked through your links and seen that you really are. I just wanted to say I think the work you did was amazing. Not only did I completely appreciate the humour and pacing, watching those three videos has actually made me decide to buy the game. Really superb stuff.

October 4, 2007 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous halifax said...

I'd love to take all the credit... but fortunately, it was a team effort on all the shorts. I was the director/project lead on the Soldier video.
The Engineer short was the brainchild of Andrew Burke, and the Heavy short was lead by Marc Scaparro. Either way, I'm glad you liked them, and really glad it got you interested in purchasing the game! Enjoy!
The Demoman short should be released soon, lead by Jamaal Bradley. Hope you like it!

October 4, 2007 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

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October 6, 2007 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Can I ask what directing the Soldier Video actually involved? Do you decide on what you want to see happen and then get the animators/writer to create that vision, or does the director come on to the project later in the process, when the basics have already been decided? Sorry if I'm hassling! It's just very interesting to hear how the process works!

Did you write the dialogue in the soldier video?

October 6, 2007 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous halifax said...

Not a problem. The dialogue for the piece was already written(by the genius, erik wolpaw) and recorded when I got involved. However, I did spend some time editing the audio... trimming, cutting, adding extra bits from other sources. Once that was working, I did a rough animatic version (basically just real rough, but enough to get the idea across visually). I then would work with a small team from then on to improve/refine the short. By no means is this a one man effort. I can't even say that's it's entirely my vision... But, what people see as the end product is entertaining... and I consider it a successful short that I had alot of input on.

October 9, 2007 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Amazing! Thanks a lot!

October 18, 2007 at 6:40 AM  

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