Actually, I was looking for my 8-page “minimag” on buiding iOS apps with Flash CS5 from issue 181 back in…. November maybe? Can’t find it anywhere. I’ll stick it up here if I come across it.
Last month, I was whisked off down to London’s Earl’s Court 2 to look after what the agency I was working with had dubbed the “Wonderwall”, an interactive event stand we’d been working on for the preceding few weeks. Earl’s Court 2 is huge and very hard to photograph when carpeted in a sea of red as far as the eye could see.
Here’s the “Wonderwall”, almost set up and ready, while the blokes in hi-vis jackets have a shufty (it’s London, see?) at either side.
On the front, a 5m x 2m projection of an ever-changing openFrameworks piece. Six touchscreens running Adobe AIR fired delegates’ votes on four questions to a Mac running oF. We chucked them through a UDP socket and into an SQLLite database, whilst the votes streaked across the screen in light-writing paths reminiscent of the convention’s logo, to be added on the right. Here’s Stu hammering it:
To either side sat 3 touchscreens, where delegates could see and hear their Senior Leaders answer key questions. Again I used AIR, with each laptop feeding both an HD touchscreen and a 10K HD projector showing video of your chosen leader answering your chosen question. Again during set up…
…and on the day:
Oh, the red. Two days of that red. AIR’s fantastic though. It worked like a dream and hardly needed any babysitting throughout the 2 days, even with each setup constantly playing 1080p video. Here’s inside the “Wonderwall”, with all 7 monster projectors and the big front screen to the right. Needless to say, it got a bit warm in there (click for closeup).
And just one more check before the hordes descend:
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m now making the big jump to being my own boss and the master of my own destiny. I really couldn’t be happier. Five years at magneticNorth and two-and-a-half at LOVE have been simply marvellous, but as of Monday November the 8th, I shall be freelance and proud – off into the big wide world as a one man band.
So hopefully someone out there will need some cool games making, some AS3 coding, some Flash designing (oh and coding on that link – just go with it), a spot of writing, an interactive installation or maybe just something nice for Xmas. I’ve made plenty of lovely interactive stuff for people like Diesel, Sony PS3, the BBC, Kellogg’s, Warburtons, Dr Martens, Vauxhall, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Umbro, if that helps.
Cheers. As you can see above, I’m visibly excited.
Oooh look. Much toil, blood, sweat, tears and seemingly never-ending meetings have finally culminated in the all new LOVE. site!
A lot of people really didn’t like the old one, but sod them – we did. After all, it was funny, it won awards, it got us the business we were after and acquitted itself admirably, now bowing out gracefully for the new generation to take over.
And this time, we’ve taken a different tack. Firstly, the work’s all there up front. Big, bold and colourful. Then there are loads of new videos and web walkthroughs, not least of which is LOVE’s brand new retro brand film, made by our very talented video elves. And thanks in no small part to very recent advances at Vimeo, all this should look as pretty on your iPhone or iPad as it does on your big work screen.
Crosby beach yesterday in the company of the metal Gormleys and wouldn’t you know it – forgot the camera. Millions of photos of these fellas must exist already, but I fancied a go all the same and of course had my telephone on me.
Coloured in Mill Colour, cropped, sharpened and slightly contrast-adjusted in Photogene, I like this one with the wind farm and the clouds over the hills in the background. Not a bad resolution either.
Having played with CameraBag and everything else, nothing really stuck till Hipstamatic.
Just checked now and found you can stick higher quality on in the settings. Damn. 525px wide’ll just have to do for these.