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Dance Central 2: Dance 2gether (oldie!)

Dance Central 2: Dance 2gether (oldie)

This is a real blast from the past.

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.

Despite putting few scenes from the video on my reel, I pretty much all but forgot about this project and never had a chance to showcase it here. So, with a great delay, here are two ads from the “Dance 2gether” series.

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QubaHQ Tutorials: June Trailer

I have big plans for QubaHQ Tutorials in June. Over the course of the last few days I thought up and implemented four new techniques that I will share with you over the course of the coming month. Well, at least I hope to be able to push all the content out in a span of 30 days.

Check the rest of this post for the teaser trailer, as well as a short explanation of things to come.

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Gotta Play: The Orange Box

If you like gaming, have a PC that’s not yet a museum piece, but you don’t yet own The Orange Box (or all the games that comprise this amazing collection), do yourself a favor: Stop reading this article, go to the Steam page of The Orange Box, purchase it for for $30 and let it download in the background while you continue with this post. It’s that good.

Released in October 2007, The Orange Box is a compilation of some of the best titles produced by Valve Software: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episodes One and Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2. They even throw in a tech demo Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, just in case the rest is not enough for you. You will be playing this stuff for months.

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Gotta Play: Defcon

– Shall we play a game?
– Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War?

You might remember a certain 1983 movie entitled WarGames. I was a little kid when it came out, but I got the message: War is bad, computers are awesome. Well, that’s the message I got anyway.

Produced at the height of Cold War, WarGames told a story of a young computer hacker gaining access to the A.I. controlling American nuclear arsenal and almost annihilating the entire planet in the process. The final stand-off took place in a military facility and featured (then) state of the art CGI simulation of a Global Thermonuclear War. It is this segment of the movie where Defcon gets its inspiration from.

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

So, as you may know, Banksy made a film. I am assuming everyone here knows who Banksy is, but in case you don’t, welcome to our humble planet and I hope you come in peace.

The film, entitled Exit Through the Gift Shop premiered at Sundance and people there liked it quite a bit. Now it is getting its theatrical release in the US, starting on April 16th. For more details, check the official site of the movie. Trailer after the break.

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