Produced, designed and edited by me. I hired a camera crew and traveled them to all UC campuses, laboratories, medical centers and UC owned and managed farm land. This video was made to be an overview of the UC system. I also edited a much longer video that highlighted the successes of UC’s Risk Management department. The video from script to screen was produced in under 2 months and was completed on time and on budget.
Flash is annoying. If you are having a random kerning or letter spacing issue with Flash dynamic text fields (AS3), try switching the anti-alias property from readability to animation. Its stupid that these issues still exist.
Update: Setting the AntiAliasType to Advance on the text field seems to also resolve this issue without the crappy look that animation settings will show on small text
This is another project made from my XML driven synchronized content engine that I call Hybrid Video. Making videos that have a large amount of repetitive graphic elements like bullet boxes can be produced much faster using this engine and by keeping the video layered like this allows for a lot of slick dynamic content that can be added. Plus the “look” of the graphics comes from a separate file much like CSS, so the video can be completely re-skinned quickly.
And if you’d like to learn more about our Hybrid Video technology, click here.
UnPeg® DDR is an off shoot of the original player software, but with a different UI geared for providing video playback for live TV environments. When used with a supported Black Magic Decklink card, the software can also play out a key signal, allowing for live real time graphic playout as well.
This was a small postcard design project I did for some friends who were fundraising for Team in Training to fight Leukemia. I came up with the initial pitch, oversaw the shoot and did all of the Photoshop and graphic design.
This was a low budget music video project for the German Industrial band Einstuerzende Neubauten. The background projections were from a live performance of the song shot at the Palast Der Republik in East Berlin.
The sister organization to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, or MBARI. And when that connection was to be showcased in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we stepped up to help in numerous ways. From programming the 3 video games visitors play that demonstrate various research MBARI projects to providing our own uncompressed HD video player software (UnPeg) and hardware for a 3 channel video wall and tied all of it together so the whole system together so it all was synchronized with the Aquarium’s show controller. The permanent exhibit has been open since 2007 and has only required one service visit from us (which had a response time of under 12 hours).
For an exhibit on the International Space Station, Chabot had a bold challenge to solve; providing a way for visitors to take a photo of themselves in zero gravity. With a budget that excluded commissioning a NASA level contraption to accomplish this goal, Chabot decided to simplify the challenge to taking a photo of someone at the height of a jump into the air. From there, we set off to solve how best to do it. Our solution was to utilize a commercial grade floor mat, like the ones used for automatic doors at grocery stores. With that, our solution recorded all the frames between the time someone leaves to mat to when they land back on it. From there the three images that are at their highest point (when they are neutral to the pull of gravity) are presented for them to select and email to themselves and friends. And for Chabot, they get monthly update for their mailing list of visitors that opted into receiving their newsletter.
images of people jumping.
The final piece was hugely successful and is still one of the most popular installations at Chabot with an average of 60,000 photos taken annually.