31 October 2006

the world is flat

while looking for generic imagery of a flat world for reference, i happened to bump into Thomas L. Friedman's lecture at MIT. Now... this is about a book he wrote a little over a year ago.. and I'm just reading about it. Before I ramble... let's link to this site:

click at the top -> play now -> play it high speed... low speed. crappy, high quality whatever you feel is necessary! But indeed interesting find, amazing information, it is an hour long so.. turn off itunes for an hour and work to his voice.

To finish my ramble later, i'll start with a few sentences... The problem that we have these days, maybe its my problem, there is so much information available to us through so many formats and mediums that we often don't even touch the touch of the pile. Whether its books in a library, the hundreds of magazines produced monthly, or films that are coming out. They all inform us of history both present, past, and future. Either way... I feel at times looking around at all the books we have on our shelves at MK.. and i'm like dang. so much information! :)

either way, nice day, ramble later

20 October 2006

Buses arrive safely...

Our bus project for http://www.servicio-ejecutivo.com/ has been completed, shipped, and the show opens in December. The show will then tour around to different cities. i'll post more about that as it gets closer to happening and dates popup. for now enjoy the work of Ben Radatz, Timmy Fisher, and myself.

James Ramirez - 2006

Tim Fisher - 2006

Ben Radatz - 2006

13 October 2006

emkay twelve vinyl toy

update to and update:
there is pictures out in the wild

me and ben worked on a toy for a show out in L.A. tomorrow,

i'll link more info in a bit for now here is pics.

10 October 2006

scrapbook of bytes!

as i had to reinstall OSX on my work machine and watch gbs of files transfer over, i watched my documents folder take about as long as my applications and user prefs too to copy. It then hit me that like with everything else that i pack rat away, i am also a pact rat on the computer with quicktime movies. It's like a scrapbook of animation ooh's, awe's, and wow's mixed in with video game footage, and movie trailers. I've always found myself archiving on the computer, because the web is merely a blink of time when thinking about how long a files life span may be... interesting enough... let the stacks of megabyte videos stack, and let's dig till i find that song on that reel that is stuck in my head once again because of Lupe Fiasco... and i also blame van sneed.

Work computer:

Home laptop computer:


09 October 2006

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outline pass - layer 4

highlight pass - layer 3

shadow pass - layer 2

flat out base color - layer 1

finally image with other color layers

if i had it might way, i'd do a quote and image a day, but for now i'm just going
to post this, and have best intentions of posting an image for it later. Let's see how this goes!

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory."
- Rita Mae Brown

----> Edit!!
I acutally did get to draw and upload a sequence of some of the layers.