A vote for mouselook.

I'm in the middle of reading a short essay by Nathaniel Dorsky called Devotional Cinema for my senior seminar film studies course. It's mostly full of what I'd charitably refer to as "wank" so far; Dorsky fails to take a direct stance out of what seems to be fear of contradicting himself.

However, he makes an interesting point about camera movement that made me think of the arguments between looking in, say, an FPS with the mouse versus an analog setup.


Post-Galactic One-Upmanship

Harbour Master has posted the first part of his Neptune's Pride diary. If you are not he, do read it.

Also if you are not he, comment!


Every Robot Pilot Needs Theme Music

Per Harbour Master's request, here are all the tunes I wrote for "Let's Go, Avalanchier!" Note that they do cut off suddenly; all of them were longer than they needed to be as it was.

Avalanchier Theme
Looking Back
Avalanche Buster


Let's Go, Avalanchier!

Here's my final animation I made for my Modes of Animation Production class. I'm most proud of the music, which didn't get much time to play out due to the short length of the animation. The present-day scenes' music is meant to sound like Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive, if you ain't a gosh-darn American) music, something I've gotten more into due to Hardcore Gaming 101's article about KGB's FM synth-driven music.

Let's Go, Avalanchier!


Death, Diplomacy & WEAPONS RESEARCH

Last summer, I was invited to a game of Neptune's Pride arranged by Second Person Shooter. In short, Neptune's Pride is a game about CONQUERING SPACE in real-time. You want a fleet to jump to a planet? Set the order, wait 30 minutes, and watch 'em go. Alternatively, change your mind in less than 30 minutes if something comes up (it will).

If you want to see what a complete playthrough from multiple perspectives looks like, Rock, Paper, Shotgun will lead the way. If you want a quick summation of what our game of Neptune's Pride felt like, Harbour Master has you covered. If you want my personal account, read on...


In 2011...

...I will begin regularly updating this blog with posts related to this blog's "about" section instead of tooting my own horn.

Happy New Year!