Groove Street

ROLE: Director | Flint Artist | Alias Power Animator Artists
VENDER: Academy of Art College

-Groove Street” goes all the way back to the late-90s, being my first all CG project that ended up playing in a brief art installation. Named after a misprint on a business card, intended to say Grove Street (my former residence), it ultimately became a stream-of-conscious visual meditation on my thoughts towards music – which in my case, carried vast significance, since I used to be a music journalist for a half a dozen years.

It goes without saying that “Groove Street” is more than a little rough around the edges. There’s quite a bit of amateur stuff in there. Bad animation. Bad texturing. Bad mattes. Etc. But to this day, I still remain fond of it, with nostalgia running high. Plus, there’s some wickedly strong wacked-out ideas floating around in there, just waiting to be executed with the knowledge I possess today. If only I had the free time …

Why include it? It’s a reminder of where I started. And that’s something I don’t want to forget.

All CG was done in Alias PowerAnimator and composited in Discreet Flint on Silicon Graphics O2’s and Indigo’s (for those that remember, those were the purple toasters and rectangular boxes).

Included is a 3 minute excerpt.