a necessary part to the wood stove we use to cook and keep warm. temagami in 2010.
Well it’s been a long three months since I’ve posted on here. I’ve been hard at work establishing my own studio alongside my business partner W. Shane Duquette. The two of us started a design studio that can handle any type of job (large or small) and while we specialize in web design and motion design, we have a strong passion for illustration and photography as well. If you ever need any work done, please give us a shout on Foxhoundstudio.com and say you came from my personal blog.
Speaking of blogs, we’ve posted a few ongoing fitness experiments we’ve been doing on our Foxhound blog. Don’t forget to check back and look out for some upcoming photography tips. Thanks to all those who continued to support my personal website. It isn’t dead – but my attention has shifted to my business.
Thanks again for reading this, as it’s visitors like yourself that inspire me to create these outlets.
Class assignment to storyboard, film, and edit together a new movie intro for a film we either loved or hated that had no title openings or a terrible one.
I am a big fan of the movie Die Hard. I decided to focus on the struggles John McClane has in the movie with his wife, physical strains, and keeping focused.
Actor: W Shane Duquette
Music: Original track from opening sequence of Mr. Brooks, heavily edited to fit this project (feedback, looping, conversations).
Live The Moment is a project for I researched and developed for school. The task was to research the idea of ‘time’ for one semester. This research of time lead me to the fact that people often live their lives through technology – they are truly not living the moment. Who is really doing the living? Is it the camera they are photographing their cherished moments with, the video camera taping the concert they’re at, or the cellphone communicating with their loved ones?
I then began to research the effects of technology and what it is doing to us. I was exposed to the term of Digital Natives. Digital Natives are the first generation to ever be raised entirely in a digital world. According to an article on Macleans.ca, constant access to technology is rewiring this generation’s brains negatively. It claimed technology is replacing the development of social skills, literacy and the will to read, etc. with the development of tech. related skills such as the ability to sort through lots of information quickly. Knowledge is no longer about how much information one can retain mentally, but rather how efficient they are at finding that information through Google.
This led me to analyze my peers and current social situations (as I am included in the oldest age bracket in the digital natives generation) and how I could help relay some awareness to my generation of how truly bionic we have become…and how unnatural it is. This generation requires constant entertainment to pay attention (as our attention spans are shortening), so my solution would have to be extremely engaging to ensure they would remain interested. How could I poke fun at some of the countless situations where technology has negatively entered our social sphere?
Credits For Video One
Music: Alexisonfire – Heading for the Sun
Actors: Kate Shaw, W Shane Duquette
Extra Help: Evan VanRooy, Michelle Paquette
Credits For Video Two
Music: Boyz Noise – Jeffer
Actors: W Shane Duquette, Payam Rajabi, Michelle Paquette, Chantalle Lovery, Mark Francais. Samantha Madonik
Extra Help: Evan VanRooy with lighting
Credits For Poster
Actors: Willem Shepherd, Michelle Paquette, Shane Duquette