Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An Animated Happy Holidays!

As promised here is the "more to come" from my earlier post.

I did a PSA for the IBEW Local 98 in an epic rush (two working days time). 
Special Thanks to Baker Sound Studios for a killer audio experience and David Witz for his awesome project management.
This project is by far one of the shortest turn-arounds for a full spot I've ever been a part of. Considering the time-frame and that it was all created by one individual, I'm very pleased with the result. It was a ton of fun to create!

Happy Holidays IBEW Local 98 PSA from David Van Allen on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Admit it you want to go

So it turns out the Green Dragon (via Geekologie) is an actual fully functional pub in New Zeland. 

I don't know about anyone else, but if they are serving hobbit pints we are going to have a problem. :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scream Painting, It'll make you laugh

The reasons why I find this amusing are endless. Almost as endless as the nightmares I have about "art" like this being made, sold and called art. I guess from a creative standpoint you can justify anything, however this is borderline absurd. Jump to the 6-min mark if you want to laugh until you cry or just cry if you are an actual educated artistic professional. Well I guess everyone needs a hobby right?

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Christmas Miracle

Today we are uploading a Christmas miracle for the IBEW Local 98!
 I had a blast creating it and can't wait to see it on the air.  Stay tuned boys and girls there is more to come soon! :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jung personality test

Just took a Jung personality test, scary accurate...well mostly... :)

ENTJ - "Field Marshall". The basic driving force and need is to lead. Tend to seek a position of responsibility and enjoys being an executive. 1.8% of total population.
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Personality Test by SimilarMinds.com

Read a great quote today on my backlog reading list:

"Put your head down and focus on becoming valuable—so good they can't ignore you—leading you to a working life you love."  Steve Martin

Such valuable advice taken from this article via Lifehacker.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lost in the Game

Every now and then we get lost in the game. We get so caught up what we are trying to do, driven by ambition or some other motive. We often forget to ask ourselves one very important question. Is this even a game I am built for?

Bigger version:  http://bit.ly/XesaVx

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Working in Photoshop

This a a quick example of the Photoshop I do. It's a little under two hours recorded from my desktop while I worked on a project for a client. The finished Photo is at the end.
Photo: James Higgins
Music: Huevos Rancheros

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Behold! The ancient trapper keeper and sticker archives!

At some point last year I stumbled across an old relic form my childhood. My fully intact Trapper keeper from my youth and inside it was my old sticker book. Here it is for your eye-hole viewing pleasure, chuck full of Bogglins, He-man, Transformers and... you guessed it Unicorns! :)