Long time no see. While the rest of the internet too has been buzzing, I have been hiding offline in my computer, creating things. The last three months I feel I have produced more media than I have even consumed. It’s been half tiring but double up amazing. Wait no longer, I shall now take you onto a flashback journey of my last three months.
This semester of my studies in Medialogy introduced a course in A/V Production. I and together with six others created a short film with sci-fi theme. It’s been a fantastic learning experience: motion tracking, color grading, compositing – All the VFX I did were done using Blender.
With help from Jakub Steiner, I have worked on a fundraising video for Builder. This is the first video I have made of the fundraising sort, and the first time I have done a video in remote collaboration. An interesting experience! I also encourage everyone to support Christian Hergert in his adventure.
From 2015, programming will be part of the curriculum for pupils in elementary school in Denmark. My study group’s main semesterproject has been the creation of Hack That! – A puzzle game, taking the entertaining approach of teaching programming. The main theme for the semester was image processing. To meet this theme, we constructed a table with a screen. Using OpenCV and C++ we implemented object detection and touch recognition.
In the near future I’ll be attending the Developer Experience Hackfest in Cambridge. I would like to try getting started contributing to GNOME Apps. I want to try using Builder and I want try GNOME Developer Center. In the process I’ll take note of my experience and make observations. If there are other ways you think I can contribute at this hackfest, do come with suggestions.
Secondly the planning phase of the 3.16 release video is approaching and I’m already looking forward to it. So far I feel that each video I create has improved my skills, not just within Blender but also in terms of graphics and design. For that reason I decided to spend my christmas vacation making myself a little commercial home: http://bastianilso.com/. I am now opening up for video commissions as a sidejob to my studies.
I wish everyone a creative 2015.