Snake Faces

My design students receive a design brief called “Image of the Week” were they have to design artwork to a topic or theme each week and present that to the group. A bunch of them have continued the idea as a Facebook group but this time with a bit more time “Image of the Month”. The Image below is my submission for the the topic “faces”. The image came together in a couple of hours from photographs taken at out visit to Perth Zoo over summer.

snakefaces

Cilikus Progressio Project – CD Artwork

This layout is for the Cilikus Progressio Project, an Instrumental Rock, Jazz, Metal, Progressive, experimental band from Queensland Australia. Got to use all my Sea-world photos in this one and really enjoyed working this style. One of those images where I could just keep working and blending and adding stuff. It only got finished because the band wanted to get it out ha ha. Final photoshop spread of the cover was 1.4 gig – at a much bigger size and all layers intact. You can check the band out here on:
Facebook: Cilikis Progressio Project
Bandcamp: Cilikis Progressio Project

Cilikus Progressio Project – CD Cover Art

Cover art for the Cilikus Progressio Project Debut CD – May 2013

Cilikus Progressio Project CD artwork

Experimental Staggered Pixel Art

These 3 variations of the same image is just an experimental abstract approach and me trying to do something a little different. I find myself gravitating to certain colours, usually orange and red so I have tried to variate the colour approach. I still come back to the orange and red. I worked to a grid with these mages, cut and staggered the layers to achieve the final blocky result.

 

 

Personal Logo Animation

This video is a short animated personal logo I created for myself as an example to use at CIT. My Digital Video & Sound students have to do an animated personal logo as a project.   This project file is used in class a demonstration file covering both animation in Apple Motion and audio integration using Soundtrack Pro.

Canberra Storm Front time lapse – Australia Day 2013

Yesterday I went out chasing storm that was about to hit Canberra, these are time lapsed videos of the storm developing from Higgins and then the back of Dunlop. It got very, very, nasty after this and I packed up quickly and got out of there.

This footage was shot as HD 1080p video on a Pentax k5 with a 10-20mm lens. The wide angle lens while revealing a lot of the sky, it has the effect of making the action seem quite far away. The resulting footage was then sped up in Final cut to achieve the time lapse effect.

 

 

Papilio Aegeus – Macro

These macro photos are of the Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly or Large Citrus Butterfly taken in my backyard inCanberra Australia with a Pentax k-5 and Sigma 70-300mm zoom macro. We get a lot of these flying around in summer but these ones where hanging around our lemon trees.

Tranquilistics “Ruled by Venus” Clip – YouTube version

This is my second videoclip  for my tranquilistics song “Ruled by Venus”, again completed some time ago the version posted on this was a Flash based file and I’m trying to make this site accessible to all devices. This is the Youtube hosted version that should be playable on iOS devices.

 

 

Previous Flash version with my notes

Tranquilistics “Grand Illusions” Clip – YouTube version

This is my first video for my tranquilistics song “Grand Illusions”, while this was completed some time ago the version posted on this was a Flash based file and I’m trying to make this site accessible to all devices. This is the Youtube hosted version that should be playable on iOS devices.

 

 

Previous Flash version with my notes

 

Momentum 2012 graffiti wall time-lapse

This time-lapse video is of a graffiti mural for out end of year exhibition Momentum 2012. The artists are Nick and Byrd and the time-lapse created over 4 hours with two GoPro’s and 2 video cameras. The hardest thing about this sequence was juggling the batteries of the cameras over the long time-fame. The final wall was set behind the bar at the exhibition opening on Wednesday night. The two artists worked really hard on this piece and Nick trashed his back in the making of the Mural. Audio is a remix of Skrillex’s track lick it. Source media for this time-lapse before treatment was over 100gig of footage and photos.

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I have setup this blog to be an archive of my work in the creative arts. I teach Digital Media and Graphic Design at the Canberra Institute of Technology and live in Belconnen in the ACT. You can find me on Facebook here Roy Boy