This was a project I brought into 2Advanced and managed. I also architected the game experience, did sound design and composed a custom soundtrack for it. This was a fun one. We were given ridiculously dense CAD files of the circuit, from which we generated renders of the track for the game to give the user the illusion that they were driving the course. We also created crash sequences, additional topography for landscaping which was not complete at the time and some aerial passes of the model for intro/outro sequences. To fill the stands, we used Poser to emulate crowds in the stands. The amount of 3D work on this project was insane! Coupled with this project, we created the first-generation website for the Yas Marina Circuit, a sizzle video, and a seat-finder experience for ticketing.
As part of this project, I got to go to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for a week. Since I was working directly with a division of the government, I got special treatment and a tour of the unfinished circuit during its construction. Check out my blog post (“You Say Dubai, I Say Hello”) to see some pics from my trip here.
I have stayed busy, restlessly creating one thing or another. This "Black Hole" section showcases some of that legacy. There is a lot here. Best grab a glass of scotch first and then come back and dig in! As far as digital goes, I have spent the last 20 years creating websites and have been a part of hundreds of projects in various capacities, including UX, Design, Front-End Development, Back-End Development, Biz Dev, and more. Use the filter controls at the top of the page to search my credits. For the last 7+ years, I have been working completely freelance turning out websites. So if you've got a project you need help with, give me a holla!
My music has been used over the years in film and television. Chances are you've heard my music and didn't know it. Additionally, I used to work as an actor when I was a kid and have been on TV a few times in different series. This section compiles some of those credits along with any projects related to movies and/or tv. For fun, I also re-score film trailers and scenes from time to time. Since the Black Hole is just for my credits, those little experiements can be found in the "Eye Candy" or "Blahg" sections.
I wish I had more time to actually play them...but at any rate, browse this section for projects I have been a part of which related to games of all kinds, console or otherwise.
This category is a smorgasbord of random other things. Music Videos, Promotional Videos and miscellaneous credits. Consider for a moment that I started out in the early 90s working with my Father doing large-scale murals, set backdrops, restaurant graphics, and all sorts of things. I carried on doing this after my father was hired on at Disney, adding my own clients and continuing to work with some of his until 1998 when it was clear the days of hand-painted things and vinyl were over and it was time to start focusing on digital. Paint is somewhat a lost art but it sure is fun to work with.