We’re nearing the end of the series… this current show is about games, and features Angry Birds (which is about literally Angry Birds), Words With Friends (which is literally about Words) and more games-related puns than you can withstand without your blood-pressure increasing slightly.
Look at it! Shiny! Isn’t it lovely?
Well, not really. After the best part of a year of teeth-grinding frustration using the HTC Hero, waiting for HTC to upgrade its firmware to the latest Android 2.1, rooting the phone so I could load custom ROMs, suffering the awful instability, clawing the battery out of the guts of the beast at least once a day, I’ve gone back to my old Nokia N95-
-which has a fantastic little camera and a clear microphone and speakers. The only problem is that the N95 doesn’t integrate well with the Google stuff I use – Calendar, Mail, Documents, etc. But I think I can live with that if it means getting a usable phone.
I trawled through the ROMs on various Android forums, looking for something completely un-flashy. I’d even plump for black-and-white if they made stability and speed a priority. I don’t want to watch videos on my phone, I don’t care about playing music on it, I just use Maps, the alarm clock, email, calendar and the phone itself. But there weren’t really any options to do this.
I’ve changed my showreel to incorporate the animation I did for Cartoon Network on a few Pink Panther promos for their Boomerang Channel.
I recently did a voiceover for Higher Than Usual, on the excellent Drabblecast. The story is of internecine warfare, a higher than usual rate of violence, and those bastards in accounts. I had galloping hay fever when I read it, so I had to adjust the character voice accordingly.
I did this book cover for The Mummy Of Mulberry Avenue by Susan Kassabian, using Flash, Photoshop (mainly), and an Open-source 3D program called Blender for the amulet in the middle. Overall, I’m very pleased with how it turned out! Click the pic for the full-sized cover.
If you want to see some pictures of me on a beach at Reculver in Kent in February, go here. it was a short film for Anke, a friend of mine and the photos are by Claire, a mutual friend who came along to help with the shoot.
It was intensely cold, but fun to do. I haven’t managed to find a link to the film but will post it when I find it.