Thursday, 13 December 2012

Filmographies

As we near the end of 2012 that means we get another stirring Filmography video from Gen Ip. She has crafted another superb compilation video that elevates all the films within to a higher level simply through great editing, music and shot selection. Below are the new 2012 Filmography and the one from last year as well. But check out her Genrocks (Gen Gen Gen) page for more.



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Boardgame Renaissance

It would seem we are in revolutionary times when it comes to what were once humble boardgames. There are the very old games like Chess, Go and a horde of card games, the classics like Monopoly and Risk but now a whole armada of clever games armed with new production values and clever mechanics to make the gameplay so much better than it has ever been before. So while digital games are really doing incredible things with today's hardware and software - in the background we have a new renaissance on the tabletop.

The GamerChris blog has a nice set of posts that cover boardgame basics in this new world as well as theme, mechanics, conflict, cooperation and the role of luck (Boardgame Basics: An Introduction to Modern Boardgames). Gaining impetus from the German/European passion for boardgames we now have the likes of Mice & Mystics, SmallWorld and Defenders of the Realm.

[Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures pic from the GamerChris blog]

Tonight we will make our first foray into Descent 2E...

Monday, 10 December 2012

Luminocity and Hypersurface

The Faculty of Built Environment had a few large shows at the end of this year for UNSW. We had several exhibitions as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival with some very groovy Hypersurface Architecture installation walls at Customs House followed by LuminoCITY with all its lectures, events and the graduating student work.

Here are a few videos and images from the events that showcase the work (both the content and in creating events like these). First some of my pics, then some vids from Youtube.









Make sure you check out all the student work in the various Graduation Catalogs on the LuminoCITY site.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Octopi Family

The request was a pic to go on the front of a home-spun diary for the grandparents - somehow that inspired this little image of us as octopi. This was a pencil sketch in the normal A5 sketchbook, scanned then coloured in Photoshop. Nothing too tricky here, apart from some work on the sketch multiply layer. I enjoyed the process of this little piece, something without a larger intent as with the concept art work. I was thinking of having versions of us in some form, then somehow the idea of an Octopus popped up and hey presto...