Friday, August 11, 2006


Aaron Simpson of Cold Hard flash has been kind enough to mention me over at his glorious Flash site. In Aaron's own words, the site is:

a collection of thoughts on the recent swell of Flash-animated TV production. Over the past half-dozen years, Flash has expanded beyond the web and into broadcast TV and even feature film. Only 3 years ago, there were no more than 5 or 6 Flash-animated shows airing on TV. Today, that number is closer to 30.

I've been using Flash for many years now. It's a great tool and I think it's possibly the most used application on my dear old 'pooter. I stumbled upon Aaron's site quite by chance, and I'm very glad I did. Any Flash users out there looking for 'hints and tips' (and I'm assuming there are given the volume of people who emailed me or posted comments regarding the albiet brief tutorial I gave of how I created my Zombie Kong image), go check out the 'community' section on the site where there's a regular exchange of ideas. Also check out the Links the site has, quite a list with some excellent resources. Aaron updates the site daily (Mon-Fri) with great posts highlighting some of the many thing going on in the world of Flash, so be sure to check in on a regular basis. If there's one thing that world leaders agree on more than anything else then it is that Flash absolutely rules.

Well? What are you waiting for?

IN OTHER NEWS: Have just completed a commercial for Travelodge through Picasso Pictures (I mention it here because Aaron spoke about an Ad I couldn't talk about. I'm a stickler for non-disclosure so I don't talk about live commercial jobs till they're out the door). So if you're in the UK and you see an ad for Travelodge on TV, I did that. I somehow manage to miss everything I do when it goes on air. That may have something to do with the fact that my television isn't on very often, and when it is it isn't on for very long, I don't know. Anyway, keep 'em peeled. Shall have to see if I can get some stills up from it. What I do know however is that it will soon be on my reel so you'll be able to see it there as and when. Important point to mention about the commercial is, I got to work with the genius that is David Semple who was responsible for look of the ad.


Jim Mehsling said...

I saw the post about your Work on Cold Hard Flash. The Designs in Monsters and The God Machine are Great, and both stories seem entertaining. Congrats on the New Recruits...I tried a few years back and am trying again this year. I really like your Flash Animation work, funny and solid design--Looking forward to watching Grimmwood.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Teebok the Ewok rocks!!

Thanks for your kind words (much appreciated) and thanks for dropping by. Welcome to Strange Planet.

dragonhead said...

Just thought that you might like to know that Dagmar's Friend has been linked on :)

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Wired and Ticklebooth linked it too which is cool, especially as they link to this site. On YouTube (which clocks the total number of visits) it went from 132 to 2,888 in just two days, which is all very exciting.

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your recent successes!


Anonymous said...

I've been salivating over the Travelodge ad all week. Beautiful work.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

You've seen it?!? Cool! It was a great ad to work on.