Posts Tagged ‘thewiimix

02
Sep
09

New site update

I’m a bit late to post this but a couple weeks ago, I decided to change my portfolio website: thewiimix.com. I grew a bit tired of it’s layout and presentation. Although my flash site was created in such a way that following simple XML and SWF naming conventions would change the contents of the site, I wanted to go down an even more efficient route. I’ve always been a fan of cargo collective and indexhibit and decided to give the latter I try. I love the simplicity and the power of the CMS and it’s actually quite refreshing to go back to an HTML/CSS website. I have some new work to post soon as well as a new reel so keep your eyes out for that.

In other big news, I’m upgrading my HD camera. Although I seriously considered the 5D Mark II and the much-anticipated 7D, I fell in love with the Lumix GH1. DSLR cinematography is the new big thing – didn’t you know? 🙂 Although Panasonic has been slow to release it, I should be getting mine in 2 weeks. I’ve already jotted down numerous ideas for short movies and what I’ll do for next year’s snowboarding documentary. Going to take my amateur shoots to a whole new level. Can’t wait!

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05
Dec
08

thewiimix on pagecrush.net

Just wanted to thank Pagecrush for featuring my portfolio site! 

08
Aug
08

New site is live!

New site. New look. New work.

Check it out!

07
Aug
08

New site is coming…

Like I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been wanting to redo my website for quite some time now. It’s very easy to push things off and save it for when you have more time.  I realize more and more that my schedule is not going to slow down anytime soon. I just need to grit my teeth and do it and its nothing that some late nights and caffeine can’t help me through. Version 2 of the ‘wiimix’ is a lot cleaner, simpler and most importantly, easier to update/maintain. I’ve been working diligently for the past couple weeks. It’s been a very smooth and efficient process so I’m hoping to launch sometime next week. Keep your fingers crossed…

24
Jun
08

What moves you?

I’ll be the first to admit… I’ve been a little distracted the past couple weeks. After watching Kobe and the Lakers lose in the NBA finals, my motivation for completing the Kobe Bryant video has gone completely downhill. The bad side to this of course, is that designers should ALWAYS finish a project to completion. So in that sense, I feel a bit guilty. The good side however, is that it was never a real project but rather just a creative outlet for me. It’s not like I missed a deadline or disappointed a client. I just wanted to experiment and do something different from my day to day. Another good side of it is that in the past couple weeks, I’ve felt the need to create other things as well. And besides, the ‘want’ and urge to create something is probably just as important as completing a project in its entirety. 

So the question is, what next? My website, thewiimix, needs a MAJOR overhaul. It’s outdated, too gimmicky and just not efficient for where I am in my career. I do want to portray Wii Yatani in an accurate light and it’s VERY important that I do it soon. However, I decided to put that on hold for just a bit as I feel I have too much to learn and experiment with in other creative areas.  Recently, I’ve started realizing how badly I would love to create a short film. Only a few, small problems lie in my way. I have no equipment, no experience, no script, no actors, no budget, and no time. So what do I do? Well, I realized pretty quickly that I should probably start off a little smaller. Perhaps it won’t be a full fledged production but it can still be a film, and it will most definitely be short! It’s very important for me to create something powerful, something that will move the viewer. The Kobe vid was fun to do but that’s all it was…fun. It’s pretty much just eye candy without any real emotional impact or messaging. I want to create something that will really move people however that may be. I want the piece to linger in the viewer’s thoughts for a few seconds (even minutes!) after watching it. I know that’s setting the bar high but that’s exactly what everyone should do in life in general right? Set yourself up for lofty expectations so that you have to reach that much higher in achieving it. I know what I have to do…brainstorm, plan, experiment, observe and work hard. No short cuts, no excuses. I know what I have to do, now I just have to do it. **end with nike logo here 😉




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