Friday, March 23, 2007

Week Twenty Four
19th March - 23rd March 2007

It's all over. Sob. Dimension 10 (the last ever, maybe) is at an end. It's painful, it's a day of sorrow, it's a day of trauma and devestation. On the plus side we're going bowling!

What an utterly brilliant six months it has been. I've learnt just an incredible amount and had the pleasure of working with some truly brilliant and unique individuals. So a big, big, big thank you to them for making the time here such a pleasure. I've made some great and (hopefully) long lasting friends. I'll remember you always guys n gals. Well at least until next week.

Also a HUGE mega massive big ass shout out to SuperG known otherwise as Gareth Davies. You're enthusiasm and belief in us has been truly inspiring and you're a propper legend.

Bring back Dimension 10! It's too good to die so young!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Week Twenty Three
12th March - 16th March 2007

This has been a week of extreme typing. Got a hell of a lot of documentation to work through and it's not dissapearing fast!

Had a couple of interesting visitors this week. Had a days CSS trainging from Jake Rays on which, while really informative and a great workshop, came a little bit to lste for the majority of people. Most of us had gone past the level at which Jake was teaching, although I did pick up a few pointers structure wise.

Next week is the grad show so we're all (particularly Nic) beavering away toward making that as classy an event as we can.

See you there! (eh, maybe)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Week Twenty Two
5th March - 9th March 2007

Well we've had some debriefs back from the work experience had a nice catch up with each other. Seemed like everybody had a good time during their placements. Nice to be back in D10 though. We're currently all looking forward (eugh) to writing up our documentation and sorting the Grad show.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Week Twenty One
25th February - 2nd March 2007

Well work experience at the Beeb is over and what an enjoyable couple of weeks it was. It really suprised me just how relaxed the working environment is in their New Media department. I had expected a chaotic mass of stressed out people, but it all seemed very chilled out. In fairness it may have just been a quiet period.

Well the Belonging site (or at least a couple of pages of it) were delivered to Osian the lead developer and he was pleased with my efforts. It was really satisfactory to produce a piece of commercial work to a standard that was acceptable for the likes of the BBC.

I've learnt a heck of a lot this week about CSS and HTML. My structuring has improved greatly and it was reallu interesting working in that kind of environment. The restraints on creativity in the BBC are quite heavy because of the accesbiloity standards they must adhere to, and it was interesting to see how they got around these problemss.

We were also given a tour of the Motion Graphics department which was awesome. They have a huge badass Flame Workstation,the newest in the country, and it's an awesome bit of kit. Very exciting for a Filmand TV geek to see. Editing rocks.

So that's that for the Beeb. The next two weeks will be spent writing up a huge and nasty amount of documentation. So I guess I should make a start, right after this beer.....

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Week Twenty
19th February - 23rd February 2007

This week I've been living it up at the Beeb on my work placement. Things started a little quiet for the first two days whilst the guys n gals decided what it is exactly that Nic and I should be allowed to get our hands on. Eventually we were given some, shock suprise and horror, Belonging work to do! This was actually a cool job to have as the show is due a brand spankin new series soon so it's great to be working on something that's relevant and important to the Beeb. Nic's been given a html quiz to code and design whilst I've been given the CSS of the site to sort out. This is a great learning experiecne for me and it's good to get to gribs with BBC standards and there iin house technolgies such as WIPS and there system of server side includes.

So far I've got some structure up and running, just a case now of implementing the lovely drop shadow magic that I've been landed with!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Week Nineteen
12th February - 16th February 2007

It's that time again, Deadline week!

As it happens, it all turned out rosey. Orball (as its now known) as a fantastic piece of work and one we can all be proud to have been a part of. Kudos to Nic and Carol for making it look sexy as hell. Have a play!!!

It's been a pleasure working in this group, as it has been working with Nic on the two man brief. It was all a little last minute when it came to Kristi, but we delivered a good piece on time. Check it out!

Well its work experience at the good ol' Beeb for the next two weeks, so I'll let you know how that goes! Been a real pleasure, albeit a stressful one, working on these briefs!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Week Eighteen
5th February - 9th February 2007

It's all getting crazy round here. And not just our game, which as it happens, does keep getting crazier and crazier too. Check out a recent test here.

Things are advancing well but its still very buggy and time is flying by. I have to admit that Kristi has been placed a little lower in priorities, but we're still confident of pulling off both briefs. Call us crazy but...

Incidently, after two straight defeats including humilation to Scotland, I feel a deep sense of loss and am frankly despairing at the inability to provide any beautiful tries. It may only be Rugby, but it makes grown men cry....

Well back to it!