My housemates are homebrewers and we had just finished watching the entirety of the Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’m not a graphic designer by trade, so these beer labels were a bit of a learning pet project.
Room Key Card collection + Pick Punch = INFINITE PICKS (Taken with Instagram)
After The Legend of Korra ended its first season back in June, I asked a few of my Twitter friends and fellow Avatar/Korra fans to participate in a roundtable discussion about the first season. I knew that opinions about the finale were mixed, and I wanted to explore how different people reacted…
Like Korra? Like Avatar (the animated series)? Then read this discussion on them that I participated in! (For the record, I have since completed the original series)
At risk of turning my personal blog into a curation of cool things made by friends of mine, you should check this comic out. To call it a “strip” would be inadequate, as it incorporates interactive elements with unconventional presentation to create an elevated storytelling experience. I love this direction and can’t wait to see more graphic storytelling in this style.
This is QUEST, my first completely computer-made comic. It’s Photoshop, HTML, CSS and a little jQuery. I was really excited to work on an art thing using my HTML skillz since I’ve never really done it in a visual way like this. It’s mostly a tech demo/proof of concept, I hope to tighten up some of the art in the next couple of weeks.
Working on this convinced me to have an HTML component in my senior project, but I don’t really know what that means yet.
Despite having kept one for nearly four years, I’m still not sure for whom a journal is written. It can’t be written for other people, for that invites self-censorship (and furthermore, at that point, really, just do some editing and show people a short story if you want attention). At the same…
I do not normally reblog others, but I just had to share this incredible work by my prolific friend Luca. That’s all I’ll say…anything else I could write in this forward would be a disservice (and make my writing look bad in comparison!)
In the past decade, there’s been a lazy trend creeping into television. Scripted comedies are so saturated with this jarring practice, we’re hardly distracted by it anymore. And yet, my dislike for the technique is overpowered by a surprising side-effect.
We can easily point to the success of The Office (UK) as the instigator of the documentary narrative trend. Ricky Gervais and company first effectively utilized the private interview as part of its narrative, and ten years later, The Office (US) is in its eighth season, Parks and Recreation shows no signs of stopping, and Modern Family is coming off a virtual sweep of the comedy Emmys. What is it about documentary framing that makes it so successful?Read more
The following is a response to Ryan McGee’s article, “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s the Future of Television Criticism.”
I’m going to speak directly, on a not too broad scope, and try to sell you on a non-conventional journalism platform in which to publish reviews.
My name is Andrew Seroff, I won’t bury my mediocre lede either. A little biography to keep you reading (since I flatter myself by even writing to the TV critic community): I majored in television at Notre Dame, under the advisement of TVitterati’s own Professor Becker. Since graduating, I’ve become something of an amateur television critic and academic, that is to say, I write about the things I like, but for free. I recently took an internship at a start-up called Miso, which you may know from the last year in news about Social TV products.
I think you’re right to question the current model of television criticism. It’s flat. The only reviews/recaps I read are the standouts, like Cory Barker’s Community timeline breakdown, to name a recent example. It’s a matter of economy. I can’t afford to waste my time reading a review that is more long than it is interesting, I need punk rock. Speaking of which, I’ll skip further agreeing with you and get to the point.Read more