Saw this posted on Forrst a little while back. I’ve really enjoyed playing with it.
Apparently, in addition to using this blog for strictly design-related tidbits, I’ll be sharing and commenting on various music vids I encounter and enjoy. I’m terribly picky when it comes to things such as AMVs, so when I find one that I really love I know it’s a winner. In this case, I’m sharing a Suikoden AMV “Beyond Blue Horizons.”I’m not usually a fan of AMVs that splice together multiple styles of animation (in this case, drawn and 3d), but I feel like this AMV does a good job of cohesively blending the two into something very pleasing. It also uses flashy effects and transitions more than I usually appreciate, but once again, it pulls it off. This AMV takes a really appropriate song for the series and backs it up with visuals. Not only this, but the timing in this AMV — and timing is something I’m really picky about — is fantastic. It’s probably what brings the video together so well.If you have the time, you should definitely check this out.
I’ve been thinking about having an all-purpose design blog for a while. It didn’t need to be anything special, I told myself; maybe a WordPress blog? WordPress, however, seemed too much of a project for something I would want to keep simple. What, then, to use? I keep seeing people on forrst creating tumblr themes, so I decided to come over here and check it out. Tumblr offers exactly what I was looking for in a blogging engine — simple, clean, and fully customizable.
Now that I’m here, I guess the next step is to start designing my theme. It’s going to take some playing and some brainstorming, but I hope to get some ideas rolling soon.