Here’s a graphic I created from scratch for no reason. Below are the layers used to bring this cosmos to life:
So my film, “How to Get Away with it” was officially selected to premiere at the 2018 Prison City Film Festival in Huntsville, Texas at the beginning of March. Not only did the premiere go well, we also won an award for Best Feature Film! An amazing achievement for the cast and crew! Below are a few pictures from the festival of Sean Marjoram (Director of Photography) and I accepting the big award.
I’ve been doing some design work lately for romance author Jenny Lynn. The images are mostly stock, but there is of course design and editing that goes into them.
I also produced a book trailer for Lynn’s latest novel, “Playing Me”.
Continuing where I left off, here is an unnecessary number of photos of aquatic life. Sea Nettles. When I was 10 I was stung by a jellyfish in Florida. It was like being stung by 75 bees at the same time. Woooo.
Okay, so it took me 11 months to upload pictures from the aquarium. BIG DEAL. I’ve been a little busy.
The story goes… on the last day my Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada family pass expired, I decided to go — without my family! It was a frigid late January Monday night (-30 outside). I brought my nice camera and to my surprise — there were only five other people at the aquarium that evening. It felt extremely exclusive and private.
More pics of other aquatic life coming soon.
So this is obviously not a real $2 coin; I made it based on reports of a polar bear, on Baffin Island (Canada) that was photographed desperately searching for food, and very likely starving to death.
Since there are more polar bears in Canada than you could shake a stick at, and it’s featured on our money, I thought it would be prudent to show how wildlife can suffer even in our own backyard.
In the fall my radio station hired DART Insight to conduct a poll, asking Torontonians about issues the city is currently facing, from immigration to police conduct to home ownership. The results were surprising (you can see them all here). I was asked to produce shareable infographs using the data, to make the results look more interesting and impactful.
It’s no secret that everyone who works in radio likes to imbibe. To honour this unique quality, my radio station came out with a limited-run beer. Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery, the In-Depth IPA (draught and can) sold out in bars and at the GLB beer store in under two weeks.
I designed the logo for label, a slight variation on the station’s logo. While I had my boss’ blessing (and orders), I heard that corporate was not very happy.
Below are a few of the variations I came up with:
To celebrate the anniversary of our first date, I made my wife a mock Choose Your Own Adventure book. If she makes the wrong choice, she could be doomed.
This is a test post for a movie I made.
Everyone that knows me would tell you that I’ve been working on a movie for the past three years. Literally, almost every day for the past three years. Well I’m happy to announce that it is FINISHED! DONE! And it’s wicked!
Actually I finished it at the end of July. I’ve been submitting it to film festivals since then. I don’t expect to hear back from any of them until November at the earliest.
You can read more about the movie here: howtogetawaywithit.ca. Check out some stills from the film below:
Here’s how I spend my summer nights: stuffed inside this homemade sound booth — recording foley. It took me about a week to assemble this shantytown-esque sound booth; the inside is lined with kitchen liner, which, surprisingly, cuts down A LOT of reverberation.
For more info about my film, check out Howtogetawaywithit.ca.
I imagined what it would be like to create a friendly and marketable logo, brand and product, for an item that some might find…difficult to swallow.
I decided to use Soylent Green as my product. Because, why not? If I’m going to go in, I’m going all the way.
Above, you can see two versions of the product logo. Looks good, right? Wait til you see the foodstuffs below. All made from Soylent Green. All 100% “natural”. Go green!
So it was a fun experiment and a quirky way to show off some of my design skills.
Here are a few select storyboards from my feature film, How to Get Away with it.
I drew storyboards for the entire script, which the production team really appreciated as it helped us determine how much we could shoot from relatively the same angles in the limited time we had. The boards served mainly as a guide — there were some shots/angles that changed on location and some we simply did not have time to pull off.
For the second year, my wife an I have self-published a little storybook for our relatives — a fun and cute little book for the holidays, starring our son and his two cousins (see last years’ here). The printed copies finally arrived and look great, thanks to Elephoto.ca!
This year we had a bit more time to work on it — so I was able to put a bit more thought into its overall look. We agreed on less text and the appearance of children’s drawings. So I purchased a bunch of crayons from Dollarama and went to work.
I’ll post some of the interior artwork soon.
This is the official poster to my feature film, How to Get Away with it.
In the spring I was tasked with redesigning the NEWSTALK 1010 sales media kit. The color scheme is consistent with established branding guidelines and the process itself was highly collaborative with the General Sales Manager.
Another poster design for my first feature film, How to Get Away with it (still in production).
My wife and I worked together to create a storybook titled, “The Big Wish,” as a Christmas gift last year. Jenn wrote the story (no easy feat — writing children’s fiction) and I illustrated it afterwards. We had it bound together by elephoto.ca.
The story is about My son, Harrison, and his two cousins Lucas and Lilah. The three kids wish for a big adventure one evening and discover items from their personal quilts come to life the following day.
As you can see from the pic above, my son can barely keep his hands off of it.
I’ve included a few of the artwork panels below:
Thanksgiving 2014 “pie chart” that illustrates exactly what food I consumed during this year’s holiday feast.
The supermoon will kill us all. August 10, 2014.
You thought sharks flying through the air was terrifying? How about bears riding waves of lava. Hungry bears. Why can’t this be a movie?
Web artwork for Newstalk 1010’s third annual In-Depth & Interactive radio panel.
This is a mock album cover I designed for a single, “Ballad of Ol’ Robbie Ford” that Mike Toth, sportscaster from Newstalk 1010 recorded following our Mayor’s admission to smoking crack. I played guitar on the track which you can hear below:
“New Baby” Announcement: My wife and I came up with the idea, figuring I drink coffee like a maniac, she adores DavidsTea and our baby will be jonesin’ for milk.
I have been storyboarding my feature film, The Ocean since the end of April, and I am around 75% finished at this point in time.
This is a much simpler film to storyboard as it takes place in only one location that isn’t a complex glass space ship.
Below you’ll find a sample of some of my favorite panels.
Sunshine, acrylic on canvas
View the photoset on Flickr.