Exactly one decade ago, on the 31st of July, 2004, I was 12 years old. Inspired by movies online on Newgrounds, I had just finished creating my very first flash animation, and uploaded it for the world. I was in my first year of high school, in Scotland, incredibly proud of the very first project I have ever created and uploaded to the internet, dead set on becoming a director. Now, one decade later, I have under my belt over 50 animations, 20 videogame projects both personal and contracted, 15 albums, and working on my first official released videogame. I sit here in my apartment in California with my beautiful wife, mere hours away from flying over to Baltimore for a large convention. Everything I thought I would be by now is wrong, and I couldn’t be happier.
Yes, for those of you who have known me for this long (which I doubt is very many), and for those who have been introduced to my works in more recent years, today marks the 10 year anniversary of me putting projects on the internet. Ten whole years of dedicating myself to creating content in the hopes that it entertains an audience of complete strangers. The medium of my work has changed back and forth many times in the last decade, but the core principle has always remained.
I want to entertain. I want to inspire. I want to, in some way, make an impact in someone else’s life through my work, the way others have so graciously done to me.
I’m taking this opportunity to show a little retrospective of what I’ve done in the last decade, or at least as far as I can remember, in the hopes that it sheds some light on the kind of dumb stuff that I’ve been making, and hey, maybe it will introduce some new fans to what I was doing before they knew me, and some older fans might like to know just what the hell I’ve been up to and why.
Reminder that Jackie is without a doubt the love of my life and the most fantastic person in the entire world and while I try and keep this blog as ‘professional’ as I can straight up the majority of my work wouldn’t exist without her and just
Explaining the politics of mash ups is a dirty business. For the uninitiated, a mash up is essentially a remix of a song. But not exactly. Maybe it’s more like a marriage of elements. For instance, I can pluck a vocal track that I’ve used previously, throw it over a tune which is sick and twisted…
hey! i just found your "pacific" video on youtube and i'm blown away. it's so slick i was totally convinced that there was not a chance in hell it was made in flash. granted, i've not used flash in like 6 years. how the hell did you do it??? how are the transitions and movements of the frame so smooth? do you use some kind of AS camera? how do you do your sprite work? do you use photoshop or just paint? argghh so many questions!
Figured I’d post this publicly since I wrote a lot.
If you don’t know what he’s talking about I used to make flash animations, Pacific is one I made after a good friend of mine passed away almost 2 years ago now, you can watch it below.
After two weeks of non-stop DAW crashing I’ve got a new album all ready to go! This will be another Bandcamp release and features 12 tracks (and 12 instrumentals totaling 24 tracks all together). I hope you look forward to it.
If you want to know what the theme is then check out below!
I made this for my friend Triple Q's newest project, Cut, Paste and Kill. It’s a collaborative Kill la Kill remix album aiming to mashup or remix every song from the Kill la Kill OST. If you’re interested, head on over to this page to see what songs are still open and have fun!
this soundtrack is absolutely wonderful and it contains 24 tracks (and two jingles) by a whole bunch of awesome artists! you don’t have to pay to get the album (trust me, i appreciate free music too), but all profits will go to me and the music team (mostly the music team)
The fictional partial soundtrack for the greatest cartoon horse adventure video game never released for the Sega Genesis!
"Pursuing a cunning evil sorcerer, the rogue pony, Keynote, ventures to an alternate dimension. With a car as his familiar, and a synthesizer as his weapon, he vies to foil the dastardly plot before sunrise: before evil can stake its claim to the universe."
Just like last year, here is a compilation of all the dumb terrible mashups I’ve made over the last year. While the mashups this year weren’t as popular as the ones from last year, I think mostly due to me trying out different techniques, hopefully you’ll find something in this collection that you’ll enjoy!
I also have a bandcamp page with a few other albums if you’re interested! Thank you so much to everyone for downloading albums and showing support!