Tagged with Production

Day 3 – Yucatan, Mexico

Today was chock full of production. It began before 7 a.m. when we woke up at sunrise to get ready for our first shoot of the day. We decided to film a feature with one of the families we met yesterday on our kid walks. We met Jose y Yensi at their home, so that … Continue reading

Motion Typography and Animation in Flash

While we didn’t cover animation in a particular assignment this semester, I became intrigued by the subject when working on a Kinetic Typography assignment for Visual Aesthetics. I started working on this motion typography of the “Mad as Hell Speech” from Sidney Lumet’s 1976 film “Network” in AfterEffects, but soon switched to Flash as the … Continue reading

Look mom, I made my own augmented reality!

This post is the 19th in a series for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post is an a ridiculously awesome example of augmented reality, well at least awesome that I got it … Continue reading

Fun to play, hard to make

Try out the game here:  http://torrezriley.com/flash/finalproject2.swf For our second major project in Producing Interactive Media we were to create a Flash game, not an easy task my classmates and I quickly learned. I was inspired to make a storybook game and chose to use the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. I had grand plans … Continue reading

Flash Project #1

We submitted our first substantial Flash projects this week in Producing Interactive Media. I wrote about a lot of what I had learned while doing this project in a previous post, but here is project itself! I tweeted about it a few days ago and GetGlue retweeted it to their followers (more than 100,000!), so … Continue reading

Thank goodness for find and replace

So I’ve just completed my first extensive Flash project for my grad Producing Interactive Media course. The task was to create an interactive infographic using the culmination of knowledge we have gained so far. I decided to piggy back off of my current theory course research topic (Social TV) and do a graphic that evaluates … Continue reading

End of Flash as we know it?

With Microsoft’s recent announcement that their new “Metro” Internet Explorer 10 browser won’t be plug-in compatible when they roll out Windows 8, a lot of sources are writing about the end of Flash, or at least Flash as we know it. It’s an idea that Apple really started with the iPad and iPhone not being … Continue reading

What the Boolean?

What is Boolean? – a soup ingredient? gold? Nope. Turns out it’s basically the foundations of computer science. I noticed the Boolean term has come up in a few of our readings and most noticeably as a variable in Flash, so I decided to do some investigating and try to figure out what the heck … Continue reading