Sunday, January 23, 2011

Brisbane Flood

A piece of, now ironic, art outside the Brisbane theatre and art space 'The Powerhouse'.
When I posted a few weeks ago, I had no idea that here in Brisbane the roads really would turn into canals for a few days.
It really has been quite surreal to know that this great disaster has visited so many in my city and yet, where I live, life goes on as if nothing has happened. I guess I'm very lucky my family and I don't live in a suburb near the river.
It has been amazing to see how the Government and general public have pulled together to very quickly clean up the city and attempt to get life back to normal. Of course it will take years for some people to recover, if at all.
I guess what will come next is the discussion on whether anything could have been done differently to reduce the impact of a disaster like this and what can be done to mitigate future floods . There may never be definitive answers to these questions.
The floods of 2011 will certainly cause future city planners rethink how we interact with our beautiful and, at times, awesome river.
Check out these amazing aerial before/after views of Brisbane. I had lunch just after Christmas at the Eagle Street Pier....(It looks like the water came up to the roof).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wet, wet, wet.

Offshore Superboats Opener from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

Here on the eastern seaboard of Australia it has now rained constantly for over two months. I live in what used to be known as the 'Sunshine State'. Pretty soon we'll all have to start using boats instead of cars to get around.

Ok, that was a really dumb attempt to make this latest post relevant in any way...

I did the graphics for this show over a year ago now. I was happy with the way I intergrated 3D from Maya into After Effects. I love the way you can directly import 3D information from Maya into AE via the .ma file extension. At the time I think I was only just exploring the possibilties, now it's standard practice for me.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Another one of them thar' Tharks from John Carter of Mars...