Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Degree Project (light at the end getting bigger)

So with any luck the internet will allow this to be uploaded in time, but either way my degree project is coming to a close. I've made the changes to video to make it more apparent what the subject matter is earlier on. I added some subtle moments to indicate touch in more places where the viewer could get confused, though I didn't add too many as to not distract from the main content. The way I see it, the type of motion expresses that sense of human movement that I've seen in many apps before. The video resides on it's own page on my website and I'll likely add some more diagrammatic stills of moments in the app where the viewer can digest the functionality for longer.

Video will go here once Vimeo is done uploading it in approximately 34 minutes.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spatial, Project3

For the next project, Lillie and I decided to make a monument to YouTube. The experience will be a sort of fluctuating hall of fame with the content changing based on the number of likes and views. Right now we're thinking of a free standing circular hallway installed in San Bruno, CA. where YouTube was founded. The circular nature accounts for both traffic flow and for optimal audio clarity. Videos will be displayed on a grid and organized by popularity. Videos with the most likes will be displayed closest to the beginning. Visitors will be able to use the interface to search videos based on a number of factors. They can also use their Smart Phone to connect to the wall and save the videos they like. When  a video is selected for viewing it expands as much as it can before it would interfere with other's view experience. The back interior wall is slatted and soundproofed and video thumbnails follow the visitor around along the slats allowing others to see what people liked and give them an opportunity to like themselves.
As it turns out, YouTube has pretty strict style guide parameters. We may or may not stick to these if we feel like justifying some amendments to their brand.

We've also had thoughts about including some sort of honor/award that can be installed for YouTube authors who reach a certain level of notoriety. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Degree Project Update (VIDEO MODE)

This week I'm in full video production mode. I'm looking to be done by/on friday. I have a script set and I'm currently creating assets for the introduction leading into examples of the True to Life app. I want this to be a more poetic/emotional piece than a typical pitch video. I'll be showing functionality in and out of the dialogue, highlighting each moment and then tying it into the greater idea that the experience has a bigger purpose. I should be able to start animating today as I have most of the assets for the intro done, and all design for screens complete with the exception of a few moments that will have to be done in tandem with the motion.

Transition down into game landscape from here.
Introduce app