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Pet project: Comvita Science Challenge

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Some friends and I entered a competition to create a video for the Comvita Science Challenge. We had a huge amount of fun and quite a few late nights … but we’re really stoked with the end result so please go and take a look and if you have a vimeo account (which is free… Read more »

iPhone Video Enhancement in After Effects.

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Comparison of video color adjustment

Here’s a quick experiment with Adobe After Effects and Optical Flares (from Videocopilot). I captured this quick video on my iPhone on a recent stroll around Mt Maunganui. The sun was going down throwing a stunning gold light over everything and Ash couldn’t resist a quick paddle in the water. When I got home, I… Read more »

Business of Design Banner

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I had a great time working with John from on his last banner and was really flattered when he asked me to put together a new banner for his first Business of Design product; Success with Twitter. View the finished banner here (flash). John supplied the bulk of the imagery and I put the… Read more »

Photoshop Composite: Ash meets Gandalf

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I found another picture of my young lad on my phone. This time he was holding a toy windmill up to a fan (He loves fans). I needed a break from cutting html and css so decided to open up photoshop and see what I could put together.

Animating still photographs

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The rain was coming down today and I thought I’d try out a few techniques that I had seen in some After Effects tutorials recently. These aren’t high quality renders or finished animations. Just enough for me to try some new techniques.

Compositing logos onto laptops with photoshop vanishing point

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We’ve just launched the Australian version of over at The site was pretty much a copy of the New Zealand site with content adjusted so that it was appropriate to the Australian market. The homepage however had a different feature image and the image that was selected was pretty bland. I suggested that… Read more »