Thursday, 26 February 2009

Dancing by Matt Harding

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This is another video from the Adobe CS4 Roadshow. It's made by Matt Harding, who filmed himself doing a silly dance in various places around the world. It's actually his third video (if you're interested in the full story, refer to his website www.wherethehellismatt.com).

I love this video! I've even downloaded a High Definition full screen version of it. Since it was put online about 8 months ago, it has been viewed almost 20 million times on YouTube alone! The video has now become a worldwide phenomenon with Matt getting emails from around the world, requests for lectures and talks, and also sponsors.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Did You Know? by Karl Fisch

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I went for an Adobe Creative Suite 4 Roadshow at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour recently. This is a video made by Karl Fisch which I saw at the CS4 Roadshow. Karl is a high school administrator in Centennial, Colorado USA. The video was originally intended for his staff at the Arapahoe High School, but it went viral and millions of people have now seen this thought-provoking piece of work. The information presented in the video is about technological growth. I found it both interesting and yet scary at the same time. Skynet, anyone?

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sunset

It's been more than a month since I've done any 3D work due to being busy with other stuff, and I've been itching to do some digital effects work, not necessarily in 3D, just about anything really. So this morning, I decided to play around with Photoshop a bit and came up with this. The original non-edited photo was taken a few weeks ago in my back garden and can be seen here. A big difference, eh?

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Sydney, Australia

So what's happening to the weather nowadays? I was reading the blog of a cousin in Bristol, England and it seems they're having the coldest winter in 20 years. Photos of snow-covered landscape dotted his site. And here in Sydney, the weather has been really hot. We've been in the middle of a heatwave for weeks now, with temperatures going over 40°C in some places for more than 9 consecutive days, and more than 50 bushfires burning in various places in NSW at one point in time. Entire picturesque towns have been burned off the map in Victoria down south. It's now Australia's worst ever natural disaster with many lives lost. Then all of a sudden, the temperature drops drastically the past 2 days. Yesterday was the coldest February day in Sydney for 17 years with the highest daytime temperature only 19°C! The next few days are forecasted to be more or less the same. It just makes you wonder what's happening to the weather everywhere.

A while back (when the weather wasn't so extreme) I was at Sydney Harbour and took some photos of the Volendam, a Holland-America Line cruise ship. Coincidentally, they were having a drill that day, and everyone had to 'abandon ship'. It reminded me a bit of the movie Titanic, except no one panicked and the life boats were a lot more modern. I haven't been to the beach yet since coming back to Sydney... maybe when the weather is more moderate.