Sunday, April 12, 2009

Final project

So my final project is still going to be the first person simulation of running a hurdle race. It will also involve a small audio piece of what it sounds like during a race both mentally and the actual outside noise from the race such as hitting hurdles and other runners. It will be projected on a big screen with some other elements to add to the first person experience. The only problem I think I will have is how exactly I will take the video. I am going to have to find a way to mount the camera on my head or chest inorder to get the actually first person view.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Final Project possibilities

Well we have done several projects up to this point and i have liked pretty much all of them. The only one I really didn't enjoy was the Flash animation piece. The biggest reason I didn't seem to like this piece was because it was so much information to learn in a limited amount of time. My favorite pieces would be the Google sketch up piece that I drew up and the sound clip that I put together.
For my final project I may try and attempt a somewhat interactive piece combine some sort of sound bite with a video feed that is showing the individual in first person what it looks like to run a hurdle race. I think this would make for an interesting expierence, because not too many people have actually raced over hurdles. The sound bite would be of either surrounding noise at a track meet or like the internal thinking depicting what is going through the mind of the runner as they are running.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Internet assignment

After much thought I have decided to put together a website that depicts my love for track and field and especially my love for the hurdles. I will try and put together different pages and links that will either take the individuals to other sites that have past and present hurdlers or to pictures of past and present hurdlers. I will also try to bring into play rollover images that show similarities between different hurdlers and their style of running. I plan for my website to try and attract the track junkies and hurdle junkies alike.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Flash Update 3

So my final piece is done and i must say it looks a lot like the game city jumper. However, it resembles more of an intro than an actual interactive game. This has been by far the hardest thing for me to try and learn, but i believe that if I spent more time with the flash system I would begin to like it more and more.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Flash Update

Ok so I can officially say now that flash is the hardest thing I have had to work with in a long time. My project has not changed much from my last entry, the viewer is still watching as this "dude" jumps over objects on his walk/ run through the city. It seems to give off the impression of an old nintendo game now, I compare it to a paper boy type of animation with the only difference being the viewer is not controlling the "dude".

Monday, February 23, 2009

Flash Movie

So I have come up with this idea for a flash movie after watching several hours of youtube. I am going to try and put together a piece about a guy named Will who is an extreme walker. We will follow him on one of his many trips through the city. He will be jumping bench to bench diving over big gaps and just having one heck of a trip through the city.

Monday, February 16, 2009