Thursday, 11 November 2010


Well, once again it's been a while since I updated! I will try and keep on top of things now that I'm getting used to my new routine! It's my fourth week at my new job this week (it's flown over!) and I've been pretty busy so haven't really had time to do anything creative for myself, let alone post it on here!

The new job is going ok though, I've still got a LOT to learn about the company, I haven't a clue what people are talking about at times, but I feel like I'm doing a lot of work and I'm even learning a few new PS tricks as I go! It's even prompted me to use twitter a bit more! 

Today I got to go to CAT (link below), there are a lot of people out of the office this week doing important things in other countries so I get the impression I was a last resort so as not to waste the ticket, and to be honest I was expecting to be sat there not having a clue what was going on and not understanding what anyone was talking about, but it was a great day with some awesome speakers and some mega interesting stuff so I'm chuffed I got to go, last resort or not!

The highlights of the day:

Stewart Smith - - you should definitely check out his website, full of fun things he's created, he did a great video for Grandaddy which is on there too.

Chris Milk - - this guy is genius, if you've seen the interactive Arcade Fire video then this is the guy responsible for it. If not then go here now... 
Unfortunately it's a little limited when inputting your town, I opted for London (no Newcastle or Durham on there unsurprisingly), but the idea is amazing. 
He's also the guy responsible for this which again is total genius, and although each frame is done by a different person, I love the idea of doing a rotoscope animation and using different media for each frame. *rubs chin*

As well as those guys there were a bunch of other cool folk there such as Iain Tate from Wieden+Kennedy (responsible for the Old Spice - The man your man could smell like ads! If you haven't seen them... where the hell have you been!? get yourself onto youtube and have a look, check out the twitter responses they filmed too) and Tommy Pallotta (producer of A Scanner Darkly) who talked about his new project which is a mixture of documentary, drama and gaming and looks pretty ace. There was a whole bunch of other cool things and interesting people too but I won't go on.

ANYWAY, it's pretty late and I have work tomorrow and I've rambled on enough for now. 
Here's an octopus with a monocle drinking brandy which I drew whilst watching Day of the Dead...


1 comment:

  1. Definitely *not* a last resort. Promise. It was you or Robbie and well, he had reindeer to see :)

    (Great write up too)