Not just Actionscript noodlings

02 Sep

Dimlite drumming on the MPC500

“During an interview at Dimlite’s home I posed an unfortunate question concerning the origins of his drum sounds and his preferred sequencer. He sighed in a theatrical manner and grabbed the MPC 500 from the shelf behind, to show the making of a quick beat – but did not proceed to plug it in. After the shoot of this video he stopped talking and pretty much violently threw me out of his apartment.”
– George Gibbon, Cro-Magnon Magazine

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02 Sep

Leisgen Barbara


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02 Sep

Chop or Not

The was my last project for KentLyons -  a microsite/game for Channel 4 called Chop or Not.

With the British general elections looming and the budget being a main focus for the media and voters, Channel 4 wanted to make a semi-serious game that let you make decisions on public spending.

The main game engine was built in Flash – Actionscript 3, using AMFPHP which connects the Flash via Php to a SQL database.

The game is has been used in collaboration with Channel 4′s Dispatches programme, for a live broadcast in the run up to the budget.

27 Aug

Desktop Cleanout

Inspired by Voodoo Village’s Cleanout

06 Aug

Killa Appz

Ha! Maybe one day we’ll all be making Youtube videos to get work.

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27 Jul

New site update

After a break of about 3 years, I’ve given my portfolio site ( a much needed update.

I started from scratch, with an idea that I wanted to make it with flipping panels to display information. This would give nice transitions through sections and naturally create a grid, around which I could position the content.

Before Flash Player 10 (FP10), the only way to make 3D functionality was with an open source library like Papervision; but it was overkill for this simple motion. With FP10′s great penetration (97.5% in June 2010) coupled with the 3D (well 2.5D really) functionality built into it, I decided it was the way to go.

One of the problems with FP10′s 2.5D engine is that it’s not great for double sided objects, something that was essential for my project. While researching, I stumbled across Soulwire’s great PaperSprite class, which solves this problem by allowing you to add DisplayObjects, one to the front and one on to the back. Once this was solved, it was just a matter of writing the XML file, chopping up the content into block size rectangles and creating different functions for different actions – some blocks having an image on its back, some are links and some are just coloured blocks.

Have a look for yourself,

09 Jul

New Freestyle Magazine site launched

My role in the Freestyle family is ‘Webmaster’ – a strange title, but basically it means I’m in charge of everything digital. I run the blog, help the team out with server issues and also to build the main site -  well today I have finally put the second version live.

Designed by Ollie and Massi (Senior Designer and Art Director, respectively) based in Milan, with direction from the team in Berlin and built by myself in London and now Sydney, you can definitely call this an international project.

It is built in Flash – Actionscript 3, using a variable of the MVC design pattern, with several different XML files allowing for dynamic updates of content. The site is built so that when a new issue is released the site can be updates just via the XML files, therefore abstracting the content from the display functionality, allowing for an AIR based CMS (coming soon) to update the content.

Take a look

08 Jul

Beard Revue

from ffffound

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01 Jul

Aussie mate!

So, I finally made it to Sydney – after 6 weeks of good byes to London, I’m ready to get stuck into Aussieland!

First up is updating my portfolio site – the parent of this lovely blog. Meanwhile I’m sinking my teeth into iPhone development and redoing fppo (my music aggregator site) — then I need to get a job…

(p.s. photo’s from my little trip to Melbourne – is he happy? is he crying? is he a she? or is it just a massive block of concrete? )

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28 May

Freestyle Magazine Issue 2

After the huge success of FreeStyle Magazine issue 1 we are very happy and proud to give you a sneak preview of our next issue. After a very challenging time distributing, marketing and selling – we have managed to put together a magazine that once again will turn heads and see frisbees flying through the air.

We have raised our contributor profile so that we are working with photographers such as Uli weber and Jonah Samson, Stylists such as Grace Woodward and an array of talented artists, writers and illustrators.

But aside from a fantastic magazine we have a fantastic Frisbee! As you will know from issue one we work with contemporary freestyle minded people to make the design for our magazine disc. And I am exited to tell you that our Issue two “fastback” model frisbee carries a wonderful design by Sir Paul Smith. The disc has the classic Pantone 806c pink- a favorite of Sir Paul and carries the slogan “Take Pleasure Seriously” in a metallic silver and also with his easily recognizable signature in the middle of the disc. This issue promises to be a true design collectable.

FreeStyleMagazine Issue two will be released on the 21st May with an extravagant Launch party at Berlin’s infamous Bar 25 and followed up with our “Beach Launch” where we will party, play and test out our new disc on the shores of the Baltic Sea at our “Baltic Sun Prayer Session”. Take a look at our website and Facebook to get some more details and if you would like an invitation to the party then just write back to us.

We would be very happy if you could spread the word about the new issue. – new website coming soon, I’ve just got to finish it :)

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