Version 2.1

It was 21 days ago that I launched version 2 of my blog, and today I release version 2.1. In this release I setup a simple portfolio with some of my recent work. Which includes the re-branding of my url shortening service to You will also notice an updated navigation menu. That’s all for now, enjoy version 2.1!

DMA155: Final Project

This by far has taken the longest to complete for Fred’s class. We did our project on clips of Wall-E from youtube. Overall It came out very well. Here it is:

Week 11: Skate Deck Design

No longer will you have to read my long posts because they stop today. Still Debating if I should keep them or not.. Most likely they will stay but who knows what the future holds? If you do know plz tell me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Finished my skate deck design last night. There are three characters in it. The main is Sedric the Vampire Sunflower. His cousin Sandeep the Vanpire Sunflower and the Were-Mower are the secondary characters. The Were-Mower is attacking Sedric; both Sedric and Sandeep are doing a sunflower seed air strike.

–> The rest of the production photos.

Design Elements:

Name: Beside Sedric’s Stem.

Vector Elements: Sedric the Sunflower, Sandeep the Sunflower, and the Were-Mower aka Moe.

Raster Elements: Grass, Sky for Background.

Typography: Self-creative.

Texture: The Blood Drops were made with water colour paints, and were later touched up in illustrator before being added as a symbol for easy duplication.

Branding Theme: Tru Boards

Week 9.5 or was it Week 10?

I think everyone would agree that after 11:40am on Monday things got a lot easier. Having finished Zoidberg and adding some simple shading to him with the help of @AMuseMeDesigns and @enochmlchan I was very happy to learn more about photoshop. I’ve taught myself Photoshop over the years; mostly by trial and error. The odd time I’d and still do surf over to Pixel2life or Spoono and see what new tutorials they have. but mostly I just messed around with it. The same goes for computers, html, php, and wordpress.. There is one thing that I never knew though and I was actually happy to learn; that you can make gradient strokes! The Penguin Kombat Artwork for DMA155 has not one but two gradient strokes!

Tuesday was good. Missed most of Fred’s class to work on Slaven’s cube assignment. I’m done, just have to print it off and put it together which will probably take place tomorrow or monday before dma188. Still looking for ads for this coming tuesday, shall be interesting. After dma133 Jessie, Enoch and I went to the Tel Caf which is 10x better than Seneca’s imo. The pizza actually tastes like it should and when you get the stir-fry it doesn’t have pasta noodles. Also pop is 25 cents cheaper! Earlier that week Enoch had started using his twitter account, and followed @andrewTedford, the next day Andrew was following him. I knew that he was following Jessie and some other people and found it odd that he wasn’t following me. Actually it wasn’t odd I was pretty pissed; I followed Andrew on the first or second class we had back in May. So I stopped following him and 30 or so minutes later I followed him again. I hoped Andrew didn’t hate me or something… Of course while this was all going on everyone else was laughing but meh.. As luck would have it Andrew came down to the Tel Caf to get a coffee and a donut from Tim’s. Jessie said hi and he sat down with us. Shot the shit for a bit and talked about movies / tv shows. Then he asked if we would be interested in coming to the Mix & Mingle Chit Chat Party on Thursday. My day was open so I said sure as did the others. The part about twitter etiquette came up and Andrew said that he follows every student that follows him. Enoch burst out laughing, Jessie was laughing as well but not as ecstatically as Enoch. Andrew follows me now, so mission accomplished ๐Ÿ˜‰ And he tweeted about it as well: “man i behind on my follow’s ( ..LOL … @joemittler)”. In dma179 we got to paint with imitation vanilla after watching a crap load of youtube videos while Andrew was out getting the vanilla and small shot like glasses to put some in for everyone. My menu looks pretty good, Have to scan it still. It’s on my to-do list..

Wednesday was really good because I didn’t have to sit in psy204 bored to death, instead I got to work in the lib on the first part of our assignment and chat to people. I only got a couple things done, I finished it all at around 11:50pm last night.. All in all it was good ๐Ÿ™‚ DMA144 was as always the highlight of the day. Adrian pushed back the one minute video due date to the 28th now. Ours has been done for over a month now. Tweaks are ongoing though. Speaking of that if you haven’t seen the trailer for Murder Drive yet, then what the hell are you doing here go.. WATCH IT NOW!

Came to Seneca on Thursday semi-dressed up for the Mix & Mingle Party on Queen Street. For a change I parked at Kipling Station. At first I thought you just got a ticket and paid when leaving. Sadly that wasn’t the case. My Civic is so low I had to get out of it to put in my pre-paid credit card to pay $5.00 for parking, cheaper than I thought it was going to be and I found a great spot.. Waited what seemed like a hot and sticky eternity for Jessie to show up. Since I would have gotten lost on my way to Seneca she offered to meet me @ Kipling. I would have done the usual where I park @ square 1 and grab the go bus to York. But it stops running @ 11pm I think and I doubted I’d make it back in time. Got to Seneca around 12pm ish and grabbed lunch at the Indian place in York Lanes. Finished up Penguin Kombat artwork and all + a lot of procrastination and talking to others who were frantically trying to finish up their movie / game projects. Made our way to the Mix & Mingle, we left a little after 5:35pm and we were a little late. As usual though even being 10 or so minutes late there are always others who are really late.. For the most part I understood what the industry professionals were saying. Me being quiet I asked some questions and answered some too.. One thing I learned is that we’ll be using dreamweaver to learn basic html 4 next semester and that we need a great domain name. I guess isn’t good enough ๐Ÿ˜€ I have others thankfully but I’ll pass that bridge when I get to it. Being me I like to get a couple beers down when I get there to help me losen up like Raj from the big bang theory only I don’t have a problem talking to women.. In the end I had four over the four or so hrs I was there. So far I’ve done one thing I’ve never done before which is ride a street car. Next is the hippo bus, saki, and drunk karaoke.. Grabbed an Iced Capp before getting on the Street Car which was sooo good. We almost missed our stop but thankfully Enoch remembered lol. Jessie put her name tag on Enoch and no one told him about it until after we left him on the subway. I tweeted about it too and he’s going to get Jessie back.. lol, I hope he doesn’t do anything to me, my only involvement was snapping some pictures. When I got back to Kipling Station my car was one of only 15 left in the parking lot. Driving home felt a little different, I wasn’t drunk or anything it was just a tad weird. I changed gears like it was nothing and it sounds soo cool ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy ripping it in 1st getting it to 5500 rpm where it really kicks in and then quickly shift into 2nd almost every time I can make it chirp. I love that so fun hehe…

This coming monday will be interesting as Joe should have our marks for dma101 and dma188. I hope Zoidberg is up to his standards.. We get to start working on our next assignment for Fred’s class too the final one. I hope we do something that doesn’t involve a Penguin, we’ve pretty much used that idea into the ground imo of course.. I’m off now to finish up the removal of a frame on a website for former boss man. It’s a simple task but I’m sure he’s going to have some changes to the pages as he’s closing it down shortly and the labels are being assholes to him too. Pretty sad that all they care about is money and not the focus of the project; helping charitable organizations raise money.

Week 9

This week has been a crazy week. First off on Monday Joe B. cancelled both 101 and 188. I came even though I read the emails; just to complete the game assignment for dma155.

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The final product came out great after a couple tweaks to the reverb. I love how Gerard gets his ass handed to him… twice :P.

In dma133 the new professor is a hard ass. I find it pretty funny that anyone over 5 minutes late was told to come back in an hour. Richard gave us our assignment told is how to do it and we were then let go. I guess Richard was in a good mood that day because he let the other group back and taught them the same thing.. The funniest part is if he kicks you out of the class you can go and complain to Joe B. all you want because he doesn’t care!! I’m starting to like this new professor after only one class! That reminds me I should work on that cube project he gave..

We got the skateboard final assignment in dma179. I think it’ll be cool, something that can be used in my portfolio. Jessie found a website online where you can get blank skateboards for $20 with shipping.. I’m glad I got my order in quickly because you can only order them in packs of 10.. Tomorrow Jessie and I are going into toronto to take some pictures of skateboards and try to get a feel on what we should do for our project. I have some ideas but I’d rather not share them at this time because one of them is awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

Nothing special happened in psy204 other than not having class next week.. We chose our groups, and topic as well. Asbergers is our topic. Hmm.. the spell check says thats spelled wrong. After a quick google it turns out it has a p after the as part.. Weird.. So our topic for psy204 is aspergers, should be fun since the main character on Bones has it and so did Jerry from Boston Legal.. Oh and Enoch you can stop laughing now ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nothing too exciting happened in dma144, the colour correction we already knew but I did finally learn the price of Arizona from the Seneca cafe, $2.70. Pretty cheap for a glass bottle and my one weakness being its contents.. I oh so love the Arizona Lemon Tea… I could go for one right about now.. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… arizona..

During our makeup class on thursday Joe B. gave back our midterms in 188. I am happy to say that I’m one of the 8 that did pass. Granted a 56% is nothing to be jumping for joy about but being as only 8 people passed… In 101 Joe B. showed us some other ways to trace our person, and do gradient meshes. I haven’t done much on Zoidy today as I worked the soundboard for a funeral and setup 2 computers + installed printers and software for most of the afternoon, evening.. It was a loong day but I love doing it! I’ll work on Zoidy more tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the finale of true blood season 1!

Website notes: As with every month I’ve changed the header to one of the funnier pictures I took during the dma179 toronto outing. This month’s is of Mike Wholee Meat.. heh, funny stuff. Also I will be adding more links to the Seneca link dump widget I have.. finally. Been meaning to do it for a while now just can never be bothered..

That pretty much sums up week 9, I’m off to grab some more water (sadly not an arizona) and watch the fianle of true blood season 1. Yes I know season 3 is already on, I’m slowly catching up..

DMA101 – Sports Logo

So after a span of three days I’m almost done the Miami Dolphins Logo! Here’s where I am now. I have some touchups to do to the lines and after that it’s off to Staples.. All done! As of 1:02am on July 4th, 2010!! Finally…