Who is Mr. z!

January 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Every new blogger is a mystery until there is a written word about him and his existence. I asked more experienced writer, mawajowe, to type few words about me. Mainly it is because I respect her opinion on many things. So here is what she sad:

Smart, creative, hardworking, funny, serious, cheerful, open-minded. Those are the attributes with which I would describe his personality. His words are full of energy and wisdom that comes from years of experience on his field. A man of many skills. But, to really know him, you must sit beside him and see how his imagination comes to life.

Designs, drawings, videos, beats. Whatever you imagine, he’ll create it.

I had the privilege of sitting right next to him while he was working. However, while he was working, I didn’t see a man doing his job. I saw a child playing in sand, joy radiating from him. His projects are like children to him.

mawajowe

zwizart

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Chroma key

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

How hard is to remove background from one footage? Yes, yes.. It’s really easy if you do it for (one) picture. A little bit of magic-wand in photoshop and that’s it! But what about video? You have 25 frames per second! That’s a lot of magic-wanding. If you do it that way, it’s called rotoscoping (therm used also for drawing over video). Other way is to record video in front of specially colored background (blue or green) and then in post production (premiere, after effects, etc.) you can remove background with not-so-much-pain.

I added a little bit of masking to give depth to video, and more realistic look.

Here is my example of composing one such short.

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Just press rec.

December 20, 2010 2 comments

Just press rec.

This one is inspired by rap music.

I’m willing to adjust it to any size. If you like this pic, and you want it to be your wallpaper, post comment with you desired size and I’ll post link with pic asap.

Wallpaper:
1024×600

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Chocolate and alien

December 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Other name for video is motion picture, right? So video can be picture that moves. There is whole type of animation called cutout animation. Pictures were drawn by hand and then cut. If you take photo of different pictures and then play all together, it will make a illusion of movement. Stop-motion animation is wider therm which includes cutout animation and other types (like claymotion), all based on this principle. Take photo, move, take photo, move, etc.

“The sweetest part is for you”

 

Sometimes pictures can be used as video, especially if they are used as a background. Video is, in the best case, 1920×1080 (full HD) and pictures can be much, much larger. You can use part of the picture for background of something and then moving picture will make a illusion of moving the camera. Just place some object there and there is some kind of video.

“Alien”

Find your way to express yourself through animation, it will be a lot of fun!

Flawless

December 17, 2010 Leave a comment

There are two main opinions when computer graphic is in question. Ones are for bitmap graphic, others are for vector graphic. Both are good and bad in something. I choose vector most of the time, and here I will give you a reason for choosing it.

flawless

Bezier curve is flawless

Anyway, that’s my opinion. Hey, I just thought of something! How about a little competition? What do you think? Which one is better? Tell me here or tell me on Facebook and Twitter.

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Text mixing

December 14, 2010 2 comments

One of the nice tricks in design is mixing letters. Letters can be used for graphic elements as well as for written words. Sometime letters can tell you different story depending on your angle of perception. Sometimes it’s literary like that. For example, if you type N and then rotate it for 90 degrees, you get letter Z. For me, playing with letters is a hell lot of fun! I can do it for hours, and still don’t get bored.

 

zglob

Z = N

 

 

Let’s play! You give me word or few words, maybe even sentence, and I’ll mix it up.

If you already have some works of that kind, feel free to post it.

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Drawing session – airplane

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment
airplane session

Final work

During the summer my colleagues and I decided to have some sessions. One of us is good at 3d modeling, other at photography, and me… I’m not so bad at drawing. Here is one of few drawings from this summer drawing sessions. Theme was, obviously, airplane.

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