Sketch book moments

Some fun character studies I’ve been working on recently for a new animation project I have in mind. I love how stretching different parts of the face gives characters such distinctive looks.

Speaking at 300 Seconds

I decided a couple of weeks ago, that I would start talking publicly about the work I do in data visualisation. It’s cool right now, it’s fun and engaging. It’s also a chance to give back to a community that is very open and supportive of those coming up and developing new skills such as D3. The very next day,…

Learning New Tricks

The last couple weeks I’ve been playing around with some new software, Adobe After Effects. Generally used for post production special effects and motion graphics, I used it to make a trailer for our SF Anthology, the red volume. If you want to learn After Effects, I went from no experience, to making this trailer using the tutorials at edfilms. Great…

A Month of London Stories

We moved to London last month. It’s beautiful, and full of stories, and people, and amazing food, and great coffee, and joy, and the weather is so much cooler than Saigon, I can really feel my brain flowing faster than before. So we are diving into as many stories as we can. These are some of the ones I’ve loved this…

Stretches for Writers

And other desk workers, too. Nearly 15 years of sitting hunched over a laptop gave me a bunch of long term companions I wanted rid of.  Aches in the lumbar region, spasms in the shoulders and upper arms, tendonitis in my wrists. Slowly, over the period of about a year, I’ve figured out a programme of stretches that I do that…

Writing Cafes in Saigon

Requirements for a good writing coffee shop: 1. Great coffee. 2. A cozy atmosphere. Or maybe a fresh one? The kind of relaxing vibe where I don’t feel stressed or hurried. 3. Pretty things for my wandering mind. 4. Less than five minutes from home. These entirely subjective criteria, and an even less objective evaluation leads me to a little…

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