Once again I had a chance to attend Motionographer's F5 Fest in NYC on April 17-18. This time around it was held at Terminal 5. Antfood, Block & Tackle, Patrick Clair of Antibody and Gmunk stood out as my favorites. There was also an interactive narrative on an Oculus Rift (by Buck and Antfood) that was one of my personal faves and has inspired me to continue with the personal work in my spare time.
It's like a suspended Jamaican sound system + pulsating light show w/multiple air fresheners. There are grommets on the shapes to allow the inside to glow, smell or pulsate sound. There is also a loopable 11min sound design that was composed. I've extracted each track and embedded into one of the three Bluetooth speakers. One track is a steel drum pattern (symbolizes the steel grommets that were used.) Second is a whimsical crystalized track (symbolizes the delicate forms of the mobiles.) Third is a bass droning track (a real thick sound that compliments the the other two tracks.)
As far as the scents; There is a pouch embedded into the lower tiers of each mobile that has citrus, sandalwood or lavender notes. Oh, and a big pile of triangle confetti made from fabric (strategically placed on the floor) that help guide your experience.
Their debut will be at The Soap Factory's "Fiction Friction" exhibit in Minneapolis, MN on Feb 7 - March 8.
Answering to the call of the 2014 Brand New Conference as a volunteer was a tall order worth doing. The two-day event filled with an array of influential speakers within the branding industry (and the creative audience alike) filled The Harris Theatre to 700+. Plenty of networking opportunities were within reach as well as vendors. Personally; There was a certain need of service that I have been trying to fulfill this year; And with fast-paced results like this it has enriched me to the upmost. You can follow UnderConsideration's "Brand New" here.
I had a ball at the CHGO DSGN exhibition last night at the Chicago Cultural Center. Selected multidisciplinary works by the regions top creatives were on display. Had an opportunity to meet some great people at the opening of this event. I'll certainly be back again (And again) very soon.
Try to achieve one massively small thing that will empower you to do the same in other facets of life. It very well could affect others in the process and make everyone smile... Infectiously!
Thanks to the kind folks at Behance Chicago for the impromptu appreciation award. I am both thankful and humble. I'll continue my personal and conceptual best.
I've always wanted to embody a positive online presence. However; One that can encourage others as well so that they can overcome their negative thoughts. An uplifting series has emerged. It's time to make believe believable!
They're back!!! Now shipping handcrafted 8" diskettes for the holiday season. #experimential
"Soundsculpture No.1" is featured on Behance: MotionServed.com's front page. Behance showcases some of the best work that promotes new thinking in its industry and feature the work for even more exposure. It has been astonishing watching all of the creative projects featured, views, appreciations and the contacting of new followers. Thank you Behance for featuring Soundsculpture No.1 as I will post more of my work and become more involved in the network's community. Wishing all Mondays could start off like this.
Oh happy day(s)! The OP-1 portable synthesizer by Teenage Engineering has emerged. Part synth, part drum machine, digital reel-to-reel and everything else awesome. Prepared to spend a lot more time with sound design for my motion pieces here. Have I unconsciously replaced my Casio VL-Tone?
Thank you for sharing your vision to the whole world. The knowledge that you instilled upon us made us more conscience of what pure design and solid functionality can do. You have made many consumers smarter in the buying process. And for those that have always been devoted to your brand as a lifestyle choice will continue to do so. You are a true innovator; Your family, friends, customers and old rivals all know this as well.
See you in the iClouds,
As I stepped out in my freshest duds to attend MCAD's 125th anniversary celebration it dawned on me that the institution is as old as Coca-Cola. While my search for classmates was unsuccessful; I was able to meet plenty of faculty. Plus, DJ Spooky spun the night away with his new iPad app!
A hearty "Thanks" goes out to all of the people that assisted me with this website:
Alex B: You are truly the best developer. Thanks for being so patient. I still owe you big time.
Dimitri K: Thanks for proofreading my case studies.
Gene P: Your photography turned out amazing on this project.
The Elate Family: Thanks for all of the curiosity.
Have a fun summer everyone!