Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Irvine


One week to go before I head back to Singapore.

Stayed in Irvine for most of the trip so far, it's been a good time for my recovery and at the same time for sorting out plans for the year.

The project I was working day and night on more or less wrapped just before I left. It was a campaign for Canon Singapore. I'd meant to blog about it a little sooner to talk about the seminar I'd be speaking for them, but before I had the chance the signup was already full. For that I want to apologize... I feel pretty fail about it. But I guess there'll be other opportunities in the future. ^^;

You can check out the images, some behind the scenes and an interview here.


Watched A Prophet's screening at the Writers Guild Theatre in L.A.. Good film, crime films aren't usually my thing, but I enjoyed it. There was a certain subtlety in the storytelling that gave it a lot of strength. The cast was strong, scores apt, nothing that sticks out negatively or lacking except somewhere towards the end there was a part where I found slightly lengthy.

Also did an interview yesterday afternoon where we actually finished a whole tape. I was told that I should talk about anything I felt like talking about so I can look back 20 years down the road and laugh at the myself from today. I thought it was a good idea.

And for the first time I wasn't told some 1208345 times during filming to brush my hair out of my eyes. It made me happy.

I received cake, cream puffs, soundtracks and even a thank you card. I love the fans here. Thank you for making me feel so loved.

Visited Blizzard Entertainment's HQ today. Saw some production stuff from Diablo III and StarCraft II (beta started today and looks great!). Diablo seems massively promising, there were some amazing sculptures that reminded me of Beksinski's artworks so I got really excited for a while. And Brom's artworks for WoW look so so badass.

I'd been looking forward to Saturday's meetup. A lot of people had been telling me great things about Griffith Observatory. Today I found out that the weather forecast says there'd be rain. Alas, it seems like a trademark for my meetup days to have high chances of rainfall somehow. I guess we'll just have to spend more time indoors and forego the outdoor photos... T_T

16 comments :

s said...

Dang, I'd totally go to that meetup, I'm an hour & a half away... >.< buuut probably can't :<

sui said...

Ahh damn! That comment by s was me, I didn't finish writing...

Your Irvine photos are lovely, I like Irvine Spectrum Center :D That Ferris wheel is expensive but fun~

Saw Kang Jong said...

really nice photo!

xYazz said...

Wow! All the chocolate O.o Hope you'll have a nice time :3

Mojitio said...

really stunning work, such wonderful work!!!

Bubaks said...

Spectacular. Can i ask what u used to take the pictures?

Misery said...

Photos in your posts always leave me (predictably) speechless! :) And, I've got to say - this blog is really inspiring and motivating, because - when you write about things you accomplish it makes me think: "damn, I've got to stop being so lazy and just do my job". :) So, thanks for sharing your experiences and photos with us!

tong said...

Such gorgeous photos!
They look like they were captured using Lomo LC-A! Were they???

Samantha Nandez said...

That plaque says it all, epic! I love looking at concept art and character statues for videogames, it's so amazing the detail that goes into it. The only sad part is that all those little bits are hard to translate into the game, ah well.

Glad you had a chance to take a breath, always a handy thing :)

TabzChewy said...

I'm beginning to wish I had attended the UC Irvine instead ;^; At least I'd be able to fangirl if I saw you walking down a street...

❤Cate❤ said...

Beautiful photos as always <3

Jeremy Canton said...

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That plaque..

Is the best thing I've ever seen.

Zhang Jingna said...

They're all taken with my 1Ds MIII except for the Blizzard pics! I was too cowardly to bring such a big camera to the campus haha.

ro...main said...

Nice shots!!

Steph said...

that place is gorgeous. wow.

Fiona said...

OHHH MY GOD you were in Irvine. O__O Oh my god. At Irvine Spectrum? seriously. seriously? Seriously.... I live about 4 miles from there. o_o

GAAAAHHH I MISSED IT.