Portfolio Creation

by Colin

posted November 18, 2011

category Misc

I was largely inspired by the Windows Phone “Metro” User Interface Design Language, and hence I decided to create my portfolio based on their principles. I like how they “Celebrate Typography” and made everything “Clean and Light”. I used the “Segoe UI” font, which is used on all Windows Phones (and in future, Windows 8). Read More…

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Final Assignment: Untitled

by Colin

posted November 18, 2011

category Final Assignment

This is an interactive artwork produced with Hans, Ai Lin and Yin Yue, done in Adobe Flash Professional. I helped out with some of the artwork, like the male shoe image, but I concentrated most on the Actionscript and integrated the elements together in flash. The last time I touched Actionscript was more than a year Read More…

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Final Project: Brainstorming

by Colin

posted November 17, 2011

category Final Assignment

Initially, my group had some problems brainstorming for the final project. The scope was too broad (or rather, there was no theme at all) and we were unable to find something which is conceptually good. The concept is very important, and it has to be artistic and abstract, in order to bring the interactive piece Read More…

Assignment 3: Zombiesity Final

by Colin

posted November 17, 2011

category Assignment 3

I improved the montage based on the inputs from the class. Here’s the final version, which I improved the blue-grayish cast to the sky, now with a slight orange tint. I like the “rust” look of the buildings, hence I kept it. The zombies at the front row are enlarged, and I added the title Read More…

Assignment 2 Final: Food Personas

by Colin

posted November 17, 2011

category Assignment 2

I decided to take up some of my classmates’ suggestion and do up a series of profile pages of different food dishes instead. What if food dishes have their own profile pages like regular people? Using mobile phones to take pictures of food has become so ubiquitous and common that it is as if food Read More…

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Assignment 1: Recapturing Freeze Action

by Colin

posted November 11, 2011

category Assignment 1

As the comments from the class for the Freeze Action shot were not as good, I decided to re-take it. I was at East Coast Park again, this time playing Frisbee and volleyball with some church friends. We were passing frisbee around and my friend, Keith, was doing his great exaggerating dives to catch the Read More…

Class Exercise 5: Flash Catalyst

by Colin

posted November 2, 2011

category Class Exercises

Although this class exercise wasn’t an “official” one in the end, my group finished the flash catalyst exercise within the lecture, so I’ll post it here anyway. It was an interesting experience to learn Flash Catalyst, my first time touching it actually. I realised it is a simple and fast program to create prototypes, but Read More…

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Assignment 3: Zombiesity Montage

by Colin

posted October 10, 2011

category Assignment 3

I thought about Urban Fantasy, then I tried to define what fantasy is. Fantasy can be magic (think Harry Potter), can be science fiction (Star Wars? Final Fantasy?) or horror (Zombieland), or old medieval stuff. I like playing Left 4 Dead, a first person shooter based on zombies, so why not cross zombies and a Read More…

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Assignment 3: Montage Testing

by Colin

posted October 10, 2011

category Assignment 3

This was a 10-minute concept testing before I actually did my actual work for the montage assignment. I took a couple of photos from my library, 3 to be exact, one of the Singapore skyline, one of the tree, and one of clouds, merged them together with some layer mode changes, along with a Left Read More…

Class Exercise 4: On Photoshop

by Colin

posted October 6, 2011

category Class Exercises

Shane taught a good crash course on photoshop, teaching some things which I never knew existed in CS5: I heard about the “Refine Edge” feature, but I’ve never actually used it before. I was only familiar with the “Extract Edges” feature in CS3 which is now phased out in CS4 and CS5. Together with “Refine Edges”, Read More…