WeAreData by BETC Paris & Ubisoft


WeAreData website highlights the amount of data already freely available online by letting you fly around three European cities: London, Paris and Berlin, exploring layers upon layers of live information dug up from public databases. You can read geo-tagged tweets and instagrams, view mobile phones and see what network they operate on, monitor traffic lights and the movement of public transit, etc. etc.

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QHQ ÜberNumber (Tutorial + Preset)


Formatting text for dynamically generated numbers in After Effects just got a whole lot easier! In this episode I will introduce you to the uberNumber() function I designed combining numerous smaller expressions, to create an all-in-one number formatting tool.

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World Chat Clock


World Chat Clock is a simple little web app that lets you easily co-ordinate international chats and calls. For anyone in motion design, dealing with clients and offices in different worldwide time zones, this tool should come in really handy!

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Rainy Window (Tutorial)


In this massive, 3-chapter tutorial you will learn how to create an After Effects scene with a realistic rain dripping down a window. In chapter 1 I explain the creation of the background plate - from a single photograph to an illusion of an alive city at night. In chapter 2 I walk you though the creation of rain simulation using Trapcode Particular. The final, 3rd chapter focuses on compositing these elements together to create the final look.

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QHQ Superglue (tutorial+preset)


In this episode I will share with you a simple After Effects preset I designed to help me stick 2D layers to a variety of sources without the need for parenting. While the technique itself is trivially simple, I will explain in-depth the mechanism behind the script and walk you through a number of examples of how it can be used.

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Kinetisphere

Kinetisphere (2012)


Created to celebrate the launch of the Nexus Q, Kinetisphere is a monument to the confluence of modern design and digital music. Like the Nexus Q, Kinetisphere is designed to encourage social interaction and connect people. It's a multi-sensory, multi-user participatory experience.

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GIFify Glitch (tutorial)


In episode 2 of the QubaHQ Tutorials Season 2, I will show you how to use Photoshop's batch processing to create a cool glitch effect based off the GIF compression algorithm.

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QHQ Chromatic Aberration Rig (tutorial+script)


In this tutorial I will discuss the optics of chromatic aberration and common ways of reproducing it in vfx. I will also introduce the brand new Chromatic Aberration Rig in form of an After Effects script that automates the creation of this effect into a simple 2-click procedure.

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Dance Central 2: Dance 2gether (oldie!)


A few years ago, I have been commissioned by a LA-based production company g-NET to create a post-production look and set of tools for this Dance Central ad. I have completed the assignment and as a part of the process built a cool After Effects Expression for controlling the playback of videos on multiple layers. I will most likely make a tutorial for it as a part of QHQ Tutorials Season 2.

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The real problem with piracy


I'd lie if I said I have never pirated anything in my life. Having been growing up in Poland on the brink of abolishing the communist regime, I haven't even been aware of concepts such as intellectual property rights or legal/illegal software.

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Everything Tastes Better in Slow Motion (part 5)


Another Olivari project came to a close in 2013. Here are the last 6 parts of the amazing Everything Tastes Better in Slow Motion series.

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Bowerbirds: November and December


With the end of 2013, Olivari's One Year of Little campaign came to a close. In December we published the final episodes of many of the series created for this project. Here are two final videos for Bowerbirds: November and December.

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Nexus Q: Lights (cancelled)


You may remember a cool media device named Nexus Q created by Google in 2012 and subsequently removed from sale. At Autofuss we created quite a few pieces for the launch of the device that never ended seeing the light of day.

Here is a set of boards I created for one of the spots.

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Nexus 7: Grandma


Nexus 7: Grandma is a video banner - a one minute visit to the wonderful world of grandparents, as seen through the eyes of a child. Following the tabletop aesthetic of Nexus 7 campaign, it abstracts the story into a series of carefully curated still life compositions. But I would not be myself if I stopped there...

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Nexus 7: Android Multiuser


I've been asked to create a short vignette showcasing the multiuser capacity of Android operating system that would live on the Nexus 7 web page. I decided to abstract the concept of multiple users sharing the device and build a video around the practical split-screen composition.

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