CONCEPT DOODLES

CONCEPT DOODLES

Pure visual brainstorming… Some concept imagery created with photoshop and some 3d elements.

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architectural w.i.p.

architectural w.i.p.

My designerfriend NEXPA asked me to help out a bit with another architectural presentation. I ended up lighting all the scenes and preparing composit. We had an enormous CAD file, which was the first challenge, plus not much renderpower, so I had to fake GI and use all the tricks in the book to have a more lively look and feel. This is a preview of our W.I.P. Final clip to be announced…

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al alali

al alali

Together with talkaboutmedia, based in Dubai, we created this animation for Al Alali’s jam and preserves. It was quite a challenge, because we needed to make two versions; one english and one arab. My arab is a bit rusty, but it came out well check out both versions here:

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sony

sony

For the launch of Sony Entertainment Television in Germany, Comodoscreen was commissioned to create the graphic package. Focusing on series and movies, the idea was to choose elements that already worked and combine concepts to target the new German audience. Check the compilation here…

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portraits

portraits

We scanned Matthew’s head…. The scan was low-res and broken on places (left ear), but that digital noise is something I prefer and like to work with. These are some early sculpts I did to find a form or workflow that would work for a greater amount of portraits.

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Top Deejay Headphones

Top Deejay Headphones

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First impressions.

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed. Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row=”yes” unlock_row_content=”” row_height_use_pixel=”” row_height_percent=”50″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”2″ top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”0″ back_image=”18258″ parallax=”yes” overlay_alpha=”60″ equal_height=”” gutter_size=”3″ shift_y=”0″ overlay_color=”color-wayh” back_position=”center top” back_color=”color-wayh”][vc_column column_width_use_pixel=”” column_width_percent=”100″ position_horizontal=”center” position_vertical=”middle” align_horizontal=”align_center” expand_height=”” override_padding=”yes” column_padding=”2″ style=”dark” parallax=”” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ desktop_visibility=”” mobile_visibility=”” zoom_width=”0″ zoom_height=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h6″ text_size=”h1″ text_font=”font-134980″ text_uppercase=”” text_italic=”” separator=”” separator_color=”” separator_double=”” sub_lead=”yes” sub_reduced=”yes” text_weight=”300″ text_height=”fontheight-357766″ subheading=”John Williams”]It’s safe to say that because of my unique professional experiences, I’ve tested out a lot of headphones.[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row=”” unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_use_pixel=”” row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”2″ top_padding=”3″ bottom_padding=”2″ parallax=”” overlay_alpha=”100″ equal_height=”” gutter_size=”3″ shift_y=”0″][vc_column column_width_use_pixel=”yes” column_width_percent=”100″ position_horizontal=”center” position_vertical=”top” align_horizontal=”align_left” expand_height=”” override_padding=”” column_padding=”2″ style=”” font_family=”” back_image=”” back_repeat=”” back_attachment=”” back_position=”” parallax=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ desktop_visibility=”” mobile_visibility=”” zoom_width=”0″ zoom_height=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ css_animation=”” animation_speed=”” animation_delay=”” column_width_pixel=”800″][vc_column_text text_lead=””]

A perfect fit.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

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Quality.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row=”” unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_use_pixel=”” row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”2″ top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”3″ parallax=”” overlay_alpha=”100″ equal_height=”” gutter_size=”3″ shift_y=”0″][vc_column column_width_use_pixel=”yes” column_width_percent=”100″ position_horizontal=”center” position_vertical=”top” align_horizontal=”align_left” expand_height=”” override_padding=”” column_padding=”2″ parallax=”” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ desktop_visibility=”” mobile_visibility=”” zoom_width=”0″ zoom_height=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″][vc_single_image media=”23384″ caption=”” media_lightbox=”” media_width_use_pixel=”yes” media_width_percent=”100″ border=”” shadow=”” advanced=”” media_items=”media” media_text=”overlay” media_style=”light” media_overlay_opacity=”50″ media_text_visible=”no” media_text_anim=”yes” media_overlay_visible=”no” media_overlay_anim=”yes” media_image_anim=”yes” media_h_align=”left” media_h_position=”left” media_padding=”2″ media_text_reduced=”” media_elements_click=”” media_title_uppercase=”” lbox_title=”” lbox_caption=”” lbox_social=”” lbox_deep=”” lbox_no_tmb=”” lbox_no_arrows=”” media_width_pixel=”800″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

anatomy study

anatomy study

Afterall I studied sculpture, but went digital pretty soon after. Now finally both worlds come a bit closer through digital sculpting which feels as natural as it gets. So I went back to basics and started doing some anatomy studies…

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newsletter

newsletter

Et voila, my first newsletter. As an exercise in my programming skills I created the responsive html … The newsletter will show you a mix of finished projects, but also a peek into my kitchen to see what’s brewing. I believe showing you my works in progress alongside will give a more intimate view of my work.

See the webversion here and make sure to subscribe in the sidebar on the right side of this page.

.obj trouvé

.obj trouvé

This idea is inspired by ‘Picasso et la Dance’ a dance performance by ‘Ballets Russe’ with costumes and decors designed by Pablo Picasso, and also inspired by ‘objets trouvé’, an idea first utilized also by Picasso, and later ‘perfected’ by Marcel Duchamp.

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steen

steen

This is my first 3D print; a ring modeled in Rhino3D and printed at Shapeways in stainless steel. This test came out pretty nice, some other designs and materials coming soon!
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