VFX Professional/Creative Utility Infielder
in Film & Themed Entertainment
A View to a Thrill–Themed Entertainment and Bond Films
I’m an unabashed James Bond fan. Any entertainment to last 50 years is pretty special, and 23 films is quite a milestone for UK movies.
I’ve been revisiting them thanks to the James Bonding podcast, and it started making me think about how Themed Entertainment is like James Bond films.
LEGO Architecture Studio
I highly recommend LEGO Architecture Studio to anyone who is interested in how spaces shape human interactions. The book is great, and the idea behind it as a learning tool is even better. Nice for kids and adults.
A morning exercise, based two WPA “See America” posters for Montana, inspired by Acker and Blackers’s The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Museum Sleepover Stories
Museum sleepovers are quite the thing now days, and I think they’re a great way to increase engagement of young museum goers. Kids especially are exposed to learning from a different angle. Simply, more time at the place equals more immersion, and more chances for learning to stick.
But that immersion could be so much more.
Futureproofing and the R&D Dilemma
At the last TEA mixer the topic of Research and Development and preparing for the future came up, and I had a good discussion with some folks about where advances actually come from.
The cutting edge never comes from clients, and only comes from setting aside time for R&D and explorations, preferably outside the confines of a job entirely.
I Want Good, for Cheap and Fast….
A current conversation reminded me of a commercial I was on where the client asked for “Pixar quality” on their very limited schedule and budget.
The client asked for a fully animated photoreal Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor talking about their product as the camera flew around her.