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2011 Reel - Motion Graphics Design

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Cut together a quick new reel to highlight some of the recent work/projects I've completed over the last couple months. Not quite a total refresh, some new & some old.

Flossd for iPhone is now out!

I've been working on a little side project for the past few months in-between projects and whenever I had some extra downtime. I'm happy to announce that Flossd is now out & available in the Apple Appstore.

Flossd is a really simple app that streamlines the viewing of the top design inspiration sites. It's currently pulling in feeds for:

  • Ffffound
  • Dribbble (popular)
  • Designspiration.net
  • Flickr Interestingness
  • Vi.sualize.us
  • WeHeartIt
  • ImgFav
  • Tumblr

You can quickly swipe through your favourite feeds when you need a quick hit of inspiration, or just need to kill some time. You can save images to the camera roll with one tap, or share/email/or post the image to Tumblr quickly and easily.

I've been using it for last couple months, and I'm really excited about how it turned out. It's not going to change anyones life, but it just may become part of your regular routine. I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think. It's iPhone/iPod Touch only right now, but I have plans in the works for a really cool iPad implementation.

The site is up now and is extremely thrown-together for the time being. I will hopefully be ironing out the kinks and getting it up to snuff shortly. I just really don't have the patience for working on website stuff (anyone out there want to help me out?).

I'm very much looking forward to continuing to improve the app and grow it over time. This is my first little foray into anything like this before so it's been an interesting learning experience. So any comments, suggestions or feedback is always welcome. Also get in touch if you'd like a promo code for a free version if you don't feel like paying the $1.

Cheers, Jordan

Tileable Snow Textures & Backgrounds

Here is a collection of very large, tileable, repeating snow textures should you ever come across the need for them. They were shot in late 2009 for a project for a very large floor graphic that was installed at the Molson Canadian Hockey House during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordanlloyd/sets/72157625666887397/

Tileable Snow Textures on Flickr | Enjoy.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-22

  • Why did spellcheck/autocorrect take a horrible turn for the worse in iOS4? I hate when stuff goes backwards like that. #
  • Revisiting a 200+layer AE project is the same as visiting a zoo with no map (via @fawadm). Definitely been there! #
  • My Twifficiency score is 43%. Whats yours? http://twifficiency.com/ #
  • Oh MAYA, you are the devil. #
  • Get ready to change the way you ride elevators. Forever. #fb http://yfrog.com/mzq75pj #
  • I could really go for a Reid's Dairy loonie milkshake right about now. #fb #
  • Anyone care to join me for a little trip to Costa Rica on Sept 4 or 5? #fb #
  • Looks like Costa Rica in September is a go! First international trip with my little brother. #
  • This is the sex: Luca Barcellona creating a poster for "Legacy of Letters" - http://is.gd/eoRpj (via @fawadm) #
  • Great season opener for #lyt game, set match to #campbell #
  • RT @lucascarlisle: You know how I know you're not gangster?

    Flip-flops. #

  • RT @Dean_Murdoch: Here's the fuckin trailer for the sequel. http://bit.ly/aJSonx #
  • Saw these same little guys pasted up in London's east end back in August, just saw these at Queen/Duff by my place http://yfrog.com/n99vdj #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-15

  • An evening of revelations... and beer & poutine (unrelated). #
  • SneakPeek Photo, cool Finder plugin to view EXIF data in Quicklook. http://bit.ly/byifl7 Also check out the OG SneakPeek, it's invaluable! #
  • Best job-quitting ever: Flight attendant says FU over the PA, grabs two beers and exits via the emergency slide!! http://ow.ly/2nclM #fb #
  • Fubar 2 premiere at TIFF! it doesn't get anymore Canadian than that. #fb #
  • 3D Tracking comes to After Effects (at long last): http://bit.ly/bcP7wr #
  • Wow, another epic-quitting in as many days, this one's great too: http://bit.ly/c0dZws Can we coin a term for this, like Epquit? #
  • The Sheriff is back! Helping to streamline workflows & save future man-hours. #
  • Does anyone have the PogoPlug, or used one? Thinking about getting one to hookup to my Drobo, it would be amazing for being on the road. #
  • Have producers been sleeping on the band Uriah Heep or what? These guys have some serious sample gems. Case & Point: http://bit.ly/8ZO131 #
  • Google needs a "what's the 2010 way of doing things" button when looking for technical solutions to software problems. #
  • Someone called me at 5am, repeatedly, and when I finally answered they asked if I was the chick from Big Brother. Wtf people, seriously. #fb #
  • Can I make a 'Flight Of The Navigator' reference in a storyboard, or am I gonna be the only one who gets it? #fb #
  • When did Facebook get this sweet photo albums update? #
  • TotalFinder just keeps getting cooler... the new Visor feature is sweet. Can't wait until this thing is finished & it's already a must-have #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

  • Here's my silly little Trapcode Particular experiment for this weeks #5SP http://vimeo.com/13615716 #
  • Not exactly the most encouraging message to receive while trying to upload your stuff to Behance: http://bit.ly/d63HaU #
  • Resisting... urge... to watch... 7 min bootleg of TRON footage: http://bit.ly/bOnRSI ...and failed. #
  • So your second viewing of Inception is just as, if not more rewarding than the first. #
  • Found out my current job title is 'Motion Graphics Consultant'. I like that much better than 'Pixel-Jockey'. #
  • Sweet merciful crap #rogers Fix. Your. Website. it's 2010, your bullshit is unacceptable. What are you doing with all our money exactly?? #
  • Spoiler! “@mobofill: This dude makes a valid observation. He answers that elusive Inception ending: http://j.mp/bMTAsU I feel enlightened.” #
  • About to see if the Waterloo Burrito Boyz is the real deal. #
  • haha, epic-duckface.gif http://picchore.com/people/epic-duckface-gif/ (via @digg2000) #
  • New Pretty Lights EP 'Spilling Over Every Side' is out free at http://www.prettylightsmusic.com This guy is killing it, hands down new fav producer #
  • Working late! Plus side: This suite is soundproof and has a killer system, so the beats are bumpin' #fb http://yfrog.com/n3q7xj #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-25

  • "Where can I download office background noise for free? I don't want my clients to know that I am at home" Oh YahooAnsw http://bit.ly/b550Hb #
  • Quick little title I threw together for a shortfilm titled 'Being Productive' http://vimeo.com/13440846 Check it out! #fb #
  • RT @LinkedIn Creative professionals can now display their portfolio on LinkedIn via Behance.net - http://bit.ly/b356DG (via @scottbelsky) #
  • Just upgraded to VimeoPlus to be able to get the stats. The disparity between total 'plays', 'loads' & 'finishes' is eye-opening! #
  • Working on an entry for this weeks 5 Second Project: CMYK. Wrangling up some Particulars #
  • 5SP:CMYK coming together ok so far http://yfrog.com/6foi0p #
  • TRON:LEGACY trailer is whoa. But what's up with that freaky uncanny valley Jeff Bridges? Here's hoping thats not final. #
  • Hot Beatles Remix - And I Love Her (Allure Remix) at http://awe.sm/58ftL @hypem #
  • Thought we'd never see the day! MomentCo has a reel up: http://vimeo.com/13584719 Great work guys #fb #
  • Might have to switch to Firefox... http://digg.com/d31XoY5 #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-18

  • This guy has mad iPad finger paint skills: http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/toy-story-3-art-created-using-ipad.html #fb #
  • So much IT! I just want to make pretty pictures. #
  • Awesome commercial employing a great application of motion-timelapse technique. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPpMWaSPt-s (via @slashfilm) #
  • haha awesome, they have the #Oldspice guy responding to tweets via Youtube videos. http://bit.ly/dwelsy. This campaign = best in years. #fb #
  • Didn't realize until now that #LOST writers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz are doing the screenplay for Tron Legacy. #
  • Cannot wait to see Inception. They just released a pretty cool comic book prologue hinting a little on what's going on http://yhoo.it/b6VO6n #
  • This is a great presentation on understanding 'Social Networking' & trust me, nowhere near as cringeworthy as you think http://bit.ly/bjgkM8 #
  • This Book helps you to move into the Digital era of awesomeness. Download it for free: http://bit.ly/4R9rth #
  • The Anti-Design Festival sounds like it could be a lot of fun. http://thebreaksover.com/2010/07/anti-design-festival/ #
  • Nerdy I know, but this is how to add a highpass filter to Afx (because it doesn't come with one) http://bit.ly/a2LFAp. Really handy to have. #
  • Why all of a sudden will nothing play for me on Vimeo?? Frustrating. #
  • Got asked to contribute some tutorials for the AETuts+ site. Now just have to think of something... http://ae.tutsplus.com/ #fb #
  • Sweet, Fridays are free ice-cream day at RIM. #
  • INCEPTION tonight at Scotiabank, 11pm. Join us to watch Chris Nolan take Hollywood to school, again. #fb #
  • So yeah, Inception is probably the best thing you're gonna see for a LONG while. Can't rembr the last time I've been that riveted in a film #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-04

  • You can get some pretty creative results inside the new #Lightroom http://yfrog.com/03180ytj #
  • At the ACC to see Cirque du Soleil with la familia. #
  • Pulling the Cheese, awesome new commercial for Dominos: http://bit.ly/cXAxL9 (via somebody?) #
  • Just finished the 5th and final season of The Wire. What a clusterf*ck that turned into. And wow, what an amazing piece of TV as a whole #fb #
  • Trent Reznor is scoring The Social Network?? Fincher already had my interest piqued. #
  • Whoa: http://pixlr.com/ ! #
  • Add common Film aspect ratios to your Lightroom crop tool for that cinematic look: http://bit.ly/aHcMyC #
  • Saul Bass: Making Money vs Quality Work http://bit.ly/8edbM9 #

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