Archive: December 2012 - Spinland Studios, LLC

Happy Holidays in 2012 from Spinland!

  • December 19, 2012

Best wishes for an awesome Yuletide Season, and for a prosperous 2013! http://youtu.be/f5631Uj6RY0 Drawn & animated in Xara Designer Pro, music arranged and performed in Cubase.

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Hearth and Home

  • December 19, 2012

One of the advantages of being able to do a lot of my work on a laptop is the ability to slip out of my home office and hang out in other areas of the house. This morning I happened to look up from what I was doing and was struck by this view, which I decided to share. Happy Holidays, everyone, and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

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Why Animated Advertising?

  • December 19, 2012

As computer generated animation becomes ever more common in the media, the question of its effectiveness in advertising is a natural one. Given my involvement in the field my perspective is biased, but I assert that animation is a strong candidate for your advertising dollars. Here's why: Impact As shown by various cognitive studies, animation in ads—such as banner ads on web pages—improves viewer engagement, recall, and click-through rates (the all-important metric). Creators of children's cartoons have long understood that the more vibrant colors, sometimes-outlandish appearance,...

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Apocalypse Now? A Skeptic Strikes Back

  • December 6, 2012

I hadn't given the whole "Doomsday 2012" meme much attention, honestly, (no, I didn't see the movie) but now as the awful date draws nearer the noise has overcome my filter of indifference. You're kidding me, right? What pool of ignorance has been the bathing place for these people? Does this doomsaying help explain why so many people still get lathered over UFOs, 9/11 insiders and the Grassy Knoll? People. Extraordinary claims bear the burden of needing extraordinary proof. You don't come up with a hare-brained conjecture and then point to gaps in the evidence chain as though they bear you out—it...

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New Animation: Angry Skies

  • December 4, 2012

Flying the Unfriendly Skies! http://youtu.be/DFnTLPXJPvQ

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