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I’m super excited that I got to be the graphic designer for this GEN7 fundraiser at PIDGIN Restaurant:

I was surprised to find a 3-part documentary on Rooster Teeth and it was great to get a quick primer on their background and production methods. It’s really interesting that they’re using mocap and that they’ve been at it for 10 years now. Here’s an interview with Burnie Burns talking about crossing the 10 year […]

I’m really amazed at how common lying is during this US election cycle and this newscast by the CBC really nails the visible lack of care by either party. But then again corporations are people, and pizza is a vegetable. How on earth did “untruth” become acceptable?

There’s been a lot of talk about the announcement that Joss Whedon will be doing a S.H.I.E.L.D.TV show for ABC. He spoke about it to Vulture and I like the sound of this: It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe […]

If you’re a video game and animation nerd waiting for the release of Wreck-It Ralph, then you’ll enjoy reading up on the Nerdist’s interview with director Rich Moore who worked on The Simpsons, Futurama, and The Critic.

I love how this promo for The Hub’s Batman: The Animated Series recuts the show into the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s really incredible how these two series have really redefined the character. Even better, John Stewart indicated that he’s looking forward to all the Bain/Bane jokes that are inevitably going to happen. […]

How did this get past me? It’s two episodes in now BTW.

I’ve been hooked on Pogo’s remixes of Disney films on his YouTube channel. I saw Wishery first but have gotten to like Bloom a lot more since it jumps between so many films. The inside of my head looks like this sometimes. Especially his T2 edit.

I had no idea Benjamin Franklin was a ladies man.

On April 26th I eagerly attended a Vancouver SIGGRAPH presentation by Ken McGaugh on Double Negative’s creature work in Disney’s John Carter. It was great to hear about how Double Negative worked with director Andrew Stanton to figure out how the Thark performances were going to be done. Stanton chose Double Negative, who isn’t known […]

Image via Movieline Wow, so much cool Avengers stuff in the last week. I’m glad that it’s been revealed that Kevin Feige is behind the Avengers Initiative storyline. Interviews with him: Wired Movieline SuperHeroHype Cinema Blend Joss Whedon Interviews: Wired Salon Movies Online Wired loves the Hulk and has video on how it was done. […]

A click here for a great short biography on Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto by Nick Paumgarten of the New Yorker. I have issues with the way that Paumgarten discusses games, but otherwise really well done and a fun read.

I’ve been a Gorillaz fan since the first time I saw the Clint Eastwood video back when it was released. But it wasn’t until the past year that the scope of the project has started to dawn on me and trigger thoughts on the relationship between music and images, virtual bodies, and representations of celebrity. […]

On Saturday December 5, Michelle, Mauve and Setareh who work together at Whitecap books dropped by to do some screen printing and so I could do my tortilla tutorial that I had wanted to do for Michelle Meals. I had 4 screens assembled and prepped with photo emulsion so we didn’t waste any time with […]

I’m known to be a verbose person, but the cuts to BC arts funding have left me rather speechless because I don’t know what to say to the slew of people that are going to be losing their jobs immediately or in the near future. I’ve been out of work since May and can only […]

As a tech nerd, Apple fanboy and media historian, I’ve been following the Apple tablet rumors for the past couple of years and fawning over the possibilities every time a new patent is released or news piece pops out and tweaks the whiskers of nerds around the world who then flood news sites, tech blogs […]

I spent a good chunk of last weekend on the set of a short zombie movie called Hell of a Wedding as the stills photographer and backup boom mic operator. The filming went well and it was really fun hanging out with a pack of zombies for hours on end. I was amazed at the […]

July 19 was a hot and humid day in Toronto, the heatwave was supposed to have partially broken by the lightning storm that was suppose to have happened the day before. The night was clear though and the late afternoon sun shone brightly, illuminating the new concrete and glass condos that encircle the area around […]

Thanks to First Weekend Club, I was able to go with Rich & Claudia to go see Rip! A Remix Manifesto at the gorgeous District 319 on Main Street. I was blown away at the venue which is an adult’s dream movie theatre: nice comfy chairs and they even let you bring wine in. Civilized! […]

Someone has already started collecting all the different Obama buttons from the past election and is up to 10 pages so far. I love how the “I Like Ike” button is referenced here because it shows the flexibility of that original button and how Obama has already got an iconography that is starting to develop […]

I was amazed to see the Obama camp produce such a notable design blunder when the Eagle’s crest logo came out. However, I was struck by the way the modifications to the Presidential seal were done. My favourite change was the replacement of the shield with the Obama logo, which was one of the more […]