The Work Of Shaun Jacques

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Grandiose Film Poster

Grandiose Film Poster

Poster for my upcoming short (Final Major Project)

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screenshots of some upcoming projects


To Blog List

More of a reminder for myself but this is a list of things that I aim to blog in detail about in the upcoming days (aren’t you lucky?)

  • Dresden, How it went, Cities of Conflict, ACTA demonstration, etc…
  • FMP, Progress, casting, script drafting, location scouting, etc…
  • Work Experience upcoming: BMW/Mini, Boxing, 2weeks2makeit, NHS
  • Work Experience Progressing and other FMP’s: Coventry Blaze, BBC/LOCOG, Motorsport,
  • Preparing for professional life: Marketing myself (website, CV etc…)

 

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My Third Year Blog

for further university related posts check out http://shaunjacquesyr3.wordpress.com/


I have a Tumblr

http://shaunjacquesuk.tumblr.com/

will still post university and in depth posts onto this site, but if you want to find out little bursts of my influences, creativity, ideas and what currently excites me, I’m planning on putting a lot of little bits on this site. Let’s see how it goes.

Go On Follow.


The Gents Show

The final show is availbe via this link

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdm7gq_the-gents-show_shortfilms

Whilst having out presentations today I thought about how we could distribute this. The best way I feel would be online like we have via Dailymotion, if possible I would like to put it on iTunes as a podcast, but how could this be marketed?

Well first, we’ve started off quite well with a website and a twitter page, this would help promote our show and let people know that it exists but we would also have to advertise it well in more traditional methods, perhaps an ad in a newspaper or a plug on a television show of some sort, as well as that we would have to work on our image, especially if we were to charge for downloads as people want to see that they are paying for quality and anything that looks cheap won’t be paid for, I noted that most covers for podcasts on iTunes are more like traditional CD covers rather than DVD’s (i.e square not rectangle) with this in mind I quickly created a podcast cover for our show, if it where available to download as part of podcast service.

I wanted to give the image a dark feel but at the same time make it quite bright and lively,without it looking cheap. Comments would be great as I am still trying out new ideas in photoshop, but I wanted to try and link the work in 113 MC to the photo editing skills I am developing outside the course,


CookShop CS3 Extended

After today’s lecture I went home with the intention of putting on a great blog post about how mashups are being created all the time and how often I use 2 or more different API’s in several sites on almost a daily basis. However at the beginning of that attempt to start a new post I recvieved a ‘Tweet’ or rather a ‘RT’ via the (fairly) popular musician ‘Chris T-T’ of this rather intresting video.

As well as being a cute animation and one that I found a bit of a laugh from after spending most of the previous night using Photoshop CS4 it got me thinking about how ‘A# I first came across the video and B# How mashups are occuring all the time’

I came across this basically via an RSS feed grabber/Firefox Add-On called EchoFon, what this does is grab all my tweets from twitter without the need for me to even visit the site. It also allows me to send tweets using the interface which when inactive occupies a small space at the bottom of my FireFox browser (You may have noticed the logo in the screenshots from my last post) This goes back to what was mentioned in the lecture about the arrows now turning the other way on the internet and instead of us going to websites, it is more like the websites are coming to us, this saves alot of time in searching on the internet. Also what this video does is highlight the rise of mashups (albeit in a jokey way) Later on I shall try to come up with my own Mashup. But Mashups are a great way to get something new from two ‘products’ which already exist, for example I use Last.Fm’s Playground fairly often which is a nice mix of applications which draw from that site’s API but in particular I use the event map which is a Mashup of last.fm’s and Google Maps API and this tells and shows me events that are occuring in my area which are specific to the tastes of my Last.fm account.
(note the Echofon logo in the bottom right)

Nicely this shows me events within the circle I tell google to search and it also filters out events I have already said I am attending. Just one example of a vast array of mashups on the web