A few years back, I was working on a project with Three Post and my buddy Carlos, now with Greater Than, for Lenovo. Lenovo was just about to acquire IBM’s low-end server business, and we were working on some advertising content for the transition.
In the end, Lenovo didn’t go through with it for some reasons other than our work, but I had alot of design sketches done, and Carlos had converted the finished drawings into flash animation.
The idea behind the series is that there’s this character named Walt (who seems to be channelling a bit of Milton from Office Space) who does everything in an old-school manner. He lives in a “world without servers”. We were toying with the idea of what things might be like without servers… which kind of means everything collapses.
I don’t think we’d gotten the series to the point of elegance yet, but I like some of the ideas that were emerging.
Below are links to some of the initial sketches I did. I’ll see if I can find some of the more developed ideas as well.
Hard Drive Crash
Geoff’s Window Relocation Services: An advertisement in a series I wrote based on the Jim’s Group I would see all the time around Sydney. One of the voices is mine.
A great new product. And useful, too! I’m the announcer.
I wrote this episode of the Police Blotter w/ McGuff, the Crime Pup. My buddy Carlos from Three Post makes a guest appearance.
I’m headed to Guangzhou, China in about two weeks having signed a two-year contract developing the Drama program at a new international school there. Teaching affords the great opportunity of a stable job plus (in the right cases) time to continue working on side projects, as well as travel during breaks. I’ve been a professional teacher for five years now, and the structure works well for my current goals.
I left my position as Head Teacher of Creative Arts in Sydney last December, mountain biked around SE Asia and traveled to India for three months, then spent just under six months here in North Carolina, brushing up on my design and illustration skills, studying game design and developing a text adventure, playing soccer and watching the World Cup, and getting in dragon boating.
During this past half-year, I’ve been freelancing on Teachers Pay Teachers and People Per Hour as well as with Three Post in Raleigh. In these final weeks, I’ve been burning the midnight oil working on two projects with them: one for the Raleigh Convention Center and the other for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s low-end server unit.
Final products to be seen within the month of August!
A friend of mine from high school is the co-owner of a relatively new and relatively terrific production company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. While in Sydney over the past few years, I wrote a number of commercial scripts for them; some samples are included in my Linkedin portfolio.
One series of three videos we collaborated on was done for the Raleigh News & Observer. I wrote the first two scripts (Raw Talent & The Birdbrain Politician) while in Sydney, and then directed and managed a cameo appearance in the third (Troubled Water) when I returned to the US for a time in the new year. See if you can spot me.
I also pitched them a parody to submit for the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest this year, which they produced.