Last year, he wrote a book on Actionscript 3, and just when all was set to publish, the whole process went void(0). So what’s a writer to do? Well, of course, in the best spirit of Flash community: let’s opensource-it !
Thibault has now released the full Actionscript book, “Pratique dÂ’ActionScript 3”, in PDF for download. FREE. Not as in beer, but it gets close. Be a good sport and remind to hit that Paypal button. I donated a cheap 5€, the least i could do considering all the hard work Thibault had. And it’s a fine way to refresh my French skills.
Time for a music post, right before a weekend break.
The Belgian electronic duo David and Stephen Dewaele, aka magnificent Soulwax, premiered their documentary “Part of the Weekend Never Dies” at the Royal Festival Hall yesterday.
They filmed 120 shows with footage of 2manydj’s, Tiga, Justice, So-Me, Peaches, KitsunÃ©, Klaxons and tons of other artists. Check the trailers
and enjoy the weekend.
Who will come and get me? I’m entrapped on the new online game / video for Nokia’s GPS device, the PND 500.
Get a look at it and take the role of Christopher, who tries to sell his kites and gets in trouble while following the plot around a mysterious Black Box.
The interactive experience, from the folks who brought you The Passenger, is quite addictive so pay close attention and dare to solve the mystery. It took me a while (with a bit of help) but i survived to tell the story.
Immersive online narrative, impressive shooting and sound design. A winner.
- Concept and script: Hyper Happen
- Film production: Pioneer Films
- Post production: Met Films
- Online production: Glass
The first time i saw the video at Adverblog it felt somehow familiar, and as i browsed the website it became clear that the real-life snake game was indeed shot in the always beautiful and sunny Lisbon.
The Get Out and Play website features the full HD frame-by-frame video and a impressive behind the scenes involving 1000 people playing life-size Snake at a popular Lisbon square, Martim Moniz. The mobile gaming concept is further brought to life with a chance to also play Blocks with real people and highlighting the Nokia N-Gage game service for models N81, N82 and N95.
Now i have no excuse to miss Improv Everywhere’s Portuguese mission, even it isn’t done by some wacky Swedish folks (*).
(*) I wonder if any of them is coming to OFFF ?
Tickets are sold out for a while, and the new site by JosÃ© Carlos and Nuno Ribeiro, has released the schedule for OFFF Lisbon’08, so now i can plan my attendance at the meanest and biggest design/technology event ever to take place in Portugal.
With so much to see and so little time, here’s the current schedule:
|12:00||12:30||David Gensler & Aerosyn-Lex (The KDU)|
|12:30||13:30||Typography Panel, with dynTypo, Feliciano Type Foundry & DSTYPE|
|19:00||20:00||All Of Us|
|12:00||12:30||50Done & Friends|
|13:00||14:30||Andy Cameron / Fabrica presentation and interviewed by We Make Money Not Art|
|17:00||18:00||Data Visualization, with Aaron Koblin, Santiago Ortiz/Bestiario, Manuel Lima and JL de Vicente|
|19:00||20:00||Interaction Design Panel, with Joel Gethin Lewis, Chris O’Shea & Andreas Muller (Nanika)|
|12:30||13:30||To be confirmed|
|16:00||18:00||Motion Graphics Panel, with Renascent, Onesize, Gmunk and Minivegas|
|19:00||20:00||Rob Chiu & Chris Hewitt, presenting the OFFF Lisbon’08 Opening Titles|
|21:00||22:00||Flexo, closing performance|
|13:00||13:30||Mariano Cigliano, aka Nessuno|
|13:30||14:00||Aer Visual Studio|
|16:30||17:00||Matt Lambert, aka Dielamb|
|20:00||21:00||Taylor Deupree & Kenneth Kirschner|
|20:00||21:00||@c + Lia|
See you in Alcantara, Lisbon in a few days. (Drop a comment and we might arrange a meetup).
Swiss company Jaeger-LeCoultre showcases their 75 luxury watches limited edition on a new website for La Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2.
Nothing really outstanding, but it’s a first for me posting a website on luxury items (maybe i just can’t afford this kind of stuff !? ). They did however a really nice work on the video, with an almost documentary film on the second part of the site, with the watchmakers history since Anthony LeCoultre and the manufacturing process, directed by Thibault Castan. And they got the embeddable video right (via DailyMotion), which you know, i find ridiculously obvious. Check below:
A work by DDB Paris.
Great news: finally Interactive Advertising Bureau Portugal kicks off, with an ambitious installing committee .
Ricardo from Elemento Digital did most of the hard work (along with Alain Heureux, from IAB Europe) and got great feedback from the major Portuguese online media players, that are finally agreeing on the urgent need of a reliable institution heading the interactive marketing industry.
In the next few months, IAB Portugal intends to discuss the main goals and business plan, inviting all the players to the table (remember my comment?). So, if you’re in Portugal and concerned about the future of advertising, have your say at IABPortugal.com.