Even though I'm not very knowledgeable about these things, I'm really into visual idents (like TV graphics, titles animation and stuff), particularly typeface design. I really appreciate when a business or other entity succeeds in conveying a distinctive coherent visual presentation. As a child, I was fascinated by the habillage made by Étienne Robial in the 1990s for Canal+, the French main pay-per-view channel.
Admittedly, it has a minimalistic style and hasn't aged particularly well. But it adheres to an impressive but flexible set of rules, which, animated by a lot of creativity, gave Canal+ an iconic look.
Yeah, it's really a dorky/hipster passion. That did help me a little when making the graphics of my own Youtube channel, years later.
2-"I'm really into visual idents (like TV graphics, titles animation and stuff),"
I'm quite keen on them too - here are a few UK ones for your enjoyment!
3 - On a similar theme - I'm also into computer graphics demos - there's a whole culture, dating back to the mid 80s for amateur productions- about 2 or 3 competitions a month - mainly in europe
one of the earliest examples (1978)
They have them on most platforms - c64, spectrum (there are stilll demos being made for those), Amiga and ST
I was amazed when I saw this on my ST, back in 1991! (in full overscan - ie no borders on my tv screen!)
and of course PCs - This one from 2007 is still one of the best ever!
Mountain biking which I do a lot of gimbal POV filming while on rides. I also have a photography business on the side which I haven't been doing much with lately. Seen some pretty damn cool shots on here of coasters btw. Specifically the panning shots. Those aren't easy for those who know.
Here's my photography site for those interested specifically the other mountain bikers one here. https://to-vp.com/
No coasters on there just yet though.
Hi all- apologies for bumping this old thread but it seems everyone is getting on with some of their other hobbies while our favourite is unavailable..
I’ve been getting back on my painting/sketching (doing the odd coaster piece here and there!!)... a bit of a shameless plug but I’m putting together an online profile to get some interest for my work- anyone who wants to follow me I’m on insta ‘mundaymuir.art’ ?
Has this become the "What have you been up to while locked down" thread then?
Gardening... More than I ever imagined I would, I'm brown!!!
Playing PC games... Planet Coaster, and I've been really enjoying the Valorant Beta too.
Cooking... Fallen back in love with cooking. Used to enjoy it, had to cover our commercial kitchen whilst we were between chefs, put me off for a long time, enjoying it again.
Binge watching box sets... Gangs of London, Ozark, Unorthodox, Tiger King, You, The Stranger... all Complete ? Several other older shows done, or underway, too.
Reading, Researching and Learning... Anything and everything...
AVOIDING SOCIAL MEDIA AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE... It makes me angry!
My username is based on my other hobby, the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Mounted Shooting is a timed event where you are shooting 10 balloons using a pair of single action revolvers from the back of a galloping horse. It is a combination of Barrel Racing and Cowboy Action Shooting. Here is a link to a video explaining it. What is CMSA? Find out by watching this video!