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2009 was a very tough year for a lot of people, myself included. My investments, real estate, income and ego took a quite a beating. We forget that people have gone through tough times in the past. Back in the 70's there was a movie that was very popular called "Network". Finch, a local TV newsman lost it and decided to start a movement for people who were fed up with the status quo. He was "Mad as hell and he wasn't going to take it anymore". I have animated my version of his tirade to help promote my soon to be released iPhone game called "Beat the Boss". It has been a pleasure to participate in Blog-Off II. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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My blog follows the trials and tribulations involved with the creation of my new (not yet released) game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, called "Beat the Boss". I am 6 months into development and My blog follows the trials and tribulations involved with the creation of my new (not yet released) game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, called "Beat the Boss". I am 6 months into development and was just about to submit to Apple, but something happened on the way to the submission line… I hired a PR company. After thinking I was finished I had paid to have someone tell me that I'm not. I believe it is a good move, they made suggestions that I couldn't ignore. It is one of those times in life that you have a chance to think twice. I have decided to go back to the drawing board. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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I thought this being a literal contest, I have included some Nathaniel Hawthorne humor. Drawing celebrities can be fun. I know Tiger isn't having any. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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Creating a game for the iPhone or the iPod Touch takes a good idea as well as some software knowledge to pull off your project. Most of it happens for me using the Adobe Creative Suite, that being Illustrator, PhotoShop, Flash and After Effects. Many years ago while completing a fairly intense project for TV, my friend Dave Richmond and I constantly needed answers to meet our deadline. Our questions were answered by reading the After Effects classroom in a book or experimenting. It seemed like they thought of everything, but how? We concluded Adobe employs a genius with a giant swollen cranium called "Big Head". He is paid to think of everything. When he gets an idea his head swells to gigantic proportion with relief provided only by rapid code writing. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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Every artistic venture starts with inspiration. Something or somebody moves you to be creative, then you choose your vehicle and do your thing. That's what artist's do. My mother would always say, "To each his own". If you are so inclined, you can choose an iPhone / iPod Touch as an interactive canvas, but after your idea takes shape you have to turn off the right side of your brain and think business. Ignore this step and you are wasting your time. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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I got started creating for mobile in the early 2000's. Post Y2K in the US our cellphones were cheap or free, the plans were expensive and most phones didn't have cameras. At the time I was beginning to take up karate. My teacher was from Kyoto. As a group, 22 of us would fly to Japan and train for 10 days leading up to testing. We stayed and practiced in a 1200 year-old temple called Shigisan in Nara. Cherry blossoms fell on us as we did Tai Chi in the gardens. We sparred in front of ancient steps and tested on hallowed ground. It was quite an experience. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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In this blogging contest we were asked to pick a theme. Mine will be discussing the creation of my soon to be released iPhone app called "Beat the Boss". The motivation and influence of the game will be revealed in continuing posts. I'll start tomorrow because I got side tracked watching the news. Tiger Wood's wife Elin is doing her own form of "Beat the Boss" starting with their black Cadillac SUV. Here are my theories about how he crashed his car and how his wife saved him with a seven iron. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Community Marketing Blog
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