Sunday, June 26, 2005

Consumer Generated Media

I'm putting together a PowerPoint about Consumer generated Media for work tomorrow. (I'll complain later about how much time I spend in PowerPoint and Visio instead of doing development.) I really think CGM is a pretty cool concept for the web. Anything from Wikis to UrbanDictionary to more bizarre advertising vehicles like Method's confession booth called ComeClean.

I've done one top-notch project (yet to be released) for a client that leverages CGM and I hope to do more.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Monday, Monday.

I know it's Tuesday, but Monday's are so insane that I have to wait until Tuesday to complain about Monday.

Anyways, more portfolio updates last night, but still a bunch left to do. Also I have to convert all those portfolio descriptions to CDATA (what's that?) so I can embed links to the stuff I worked on that actually have web sites associated with it.

I was really surprised to find an IMDB listing and an Amazon Page for the movie "Shark." I worked on this movie in the summer of 1998 (I think) with the director Zak Reeder. Two of my friends--Jon Alexander and Ed Brown--worked as lead editor and 3D effects animator respectively, and I logged all the footage into the Avid and took over editing for a weekend while Jon was out of town. I never expected it to see the light of day, but there it is.

I guarantee, it's the worst $20 you'll ever spend.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Portfolio Update

Whew!!! I added most of the fun stuff I've worked on over the past 10 years to my portfolio area. I'm still missing a few games and some non-commercial projects I've worked on, and I have to see what I can say (or probably can't say) from my day job*.

Of course it's easy to forget about the boring stuff, I'm sure I could dig up at least 20 websites I've either designed or programmed.

*Since Blogs are all about disclosure, I should say that I'm a Director of Product Development at a medium sized internet advertising agency in Cincinnati, Ohio whose link may or may not be in the colum to the right.

Friday, June 17, 2005 Launches

After a few false starts, my blog is finally (but barely) off the ground. I still have lots of work to do on the right hand navigation, and I have about 10 years of portfolio items that need to be added.

Special thanks to Michael Heilemann for his open source Kubrick CSS design. I tweaked it quite a bit to get it to work in Blogger with some help from a few Kubrick for Blogger sites.

Also, a big thanks to Airtight for their SimpleViewer image viewer for Flash. A few well placed XML tweaks and you might have thought I spent weeks writing a Flash image viewer for my portfolio.