Hello, and welcome to MODERN AEON™, a one-man
digital content studio. I'm
Phew, that was a mouthful. More simply: I am a creator
that is incredibly excited about the burgeoning VR
Revolution. I'm looking
to spend more of my time as an active participant in this brave new
landscape, and if I can be of service, under the
MODERN AEON™ moniker, I'm always looking for new
undertakings and opportunities.
I have experience with many of the most cutting edge digital media production and development tools including those found on the table below.
|Blender||Video Editing Suite, 3D Animation, 3D Game Asset Prep, Green Screen/Chromakey, Game Engine||Advanced|
|Unity3D||Game Engine, 3D/2D, Deliverables for Android, X-Box, SteamVR, OSVR, Google Cardboard||Advanced|
|Ruby on Rails||Web Application Framework, Searchable Databases using ActiveRecord, membership site capable||Moderate to Advanced|
|ffmpeg||Video codecs, Video compression, video recording||Moderate to Advanced|
|GIMP (GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM)||Open Source Photoshop Equivalent, creation of web assets, creation of game assets, UI/UX Design||Advanced|
If you are interested in getting some help with a project, please be in touch!
MODERN AEON™ provides digital content creation, coordination, and curation services. I have experience producing video work with green screen and other basic transitional effects, interviewing persons of interest, and voice over work for animation. I've also got front-end web development experience.
A/V Postproduction: Experience with both Production and Postproduction. Expertise in green screen/chromakey mastering, transitions, overlays, audio assembly, video compression and optimization. Software used: Blender, ffmpeg
Ruby on Rails: Experience in full stack development using RoR stack. worked with RoR professionally on Baruch College Vocat Software as EdTech Coordinator, as well as in AEC Marketing as Senior Marketing Coordinator at PMA Consultants. HTML/CSS production, asset/graphics creation/curation in roles at Webby Awards and Gawker Media (now defunct). Roles included but not limited to the following tools/techniques/modules/gems:
|1||Rails||MVC (Model, View, Controller) framework, foundation for full featured static sites and membership based apps|
|2||SQLite/PostgreSQL||Create searchable database with assets ready for deploy on low cost cloud based infrastructure|
|3||Heroku||Cloud based infrastructure which allows for robust RoR apps to be hosted for low cost|
Gentle Introduction Resource
Ruby on Rails (Cont.):
|1||SSL Integration||Full secure SSL integration for secure web applications|
|2||Stripe Payments||Fully functional payment portals for subscription based web applications.|
|3||Adobe Suite & Open Source Alternatives||Over 10 years experience with full Adobe suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop (+Linux Gimp & Scribus)|
2011 Webby Awards Landing Page
Public Speaking & Freelance Writing: I have experience as a college level lecturer, I have appeared on BBC Television discussing Print-On-Demand technology. I have appeared as an extra actor in films and television series such as Flight of the Conchords, Cupid, and Life on Mars. I have interviewed people of note for the now defunct Gawker.TV. Master of Arts (LS) in Digital Humanities.
MODERN AEON™ provides game design services from the creation of casual games on platforms like Android and iPhone, to more complex first person 3D games for PC, XBox, Mac, Linux, and Playstation platforms. The below images are examples of MODERN AEON™ deliverables. The 2D image is from a game released under the "Droid Casual" line which I also run.
|1||Android||Gingerbread (2.x) - Nougat (7.x)||Released|
|2||Google Cardboard||V1, V2||Demo Confirmed|
|3||Oculus Rift||DK2, CV1||Confirmed Demo Release|
|4||Windows 7||Win 7, (WIN 10 is NOT tested)||Demo Confirmed|
FIGURE 1: Low Poly Branded Arcade Cabinet
FIGURE 2: Modern Aeon Developed Bowling Pin Asset
FIGURE 3: Modern Aeon Developed Bowling Ball
FIGURE 4: Multiplied Pin Assets Included Ball Asset
FIGURE 5: Bowling Alley Scene Manipulation
FIGURE 6: Bowling Alley Model
This bowling alley asset collection was developed, textured, and constructed in Blender and has been ported successfully to Unity3D along with streamlined physics colliders. Assets and UV textures have been uploaded to Sketchfab as to provide proof of qualification.
|1||Blender||Modelling from ground up, UV texture wrapping, material customization, .blend based exports||CONFIRMED|
|2||Unity3D||Impose C# interactive scripting for ludic event systems, animation state triggering, export to various system executables (Oculus, Win, Android, etc)||CONFIRMED|
|3||Sketchfab||Curate models for public display||CONFIRMED|
Modern Aeon's Droid Casual line is a 100+ collection of free, ad supported games developed for Android. Modern Aeon has developed a collection of several original micro engines developed to quickly bootstrap Unity based deliverables for the Google Play store. Games created to work with large selection of Android devices (play tested on tablets and phones) and versions, including most recent releases, as well as legacy releases. Click the icons below to see some examples.
MODERN AEON™ VR, uses a development stack that includes
the Oculus Rift DK2 headset, a custom built GTX 980 enhanced rig, Blender version 2.7x, and Unity 5 with C#
to construct VR assets, craft VR worlds, achieve integration of brand content into
VR frameworks, and more.
MODERN AEON™ is capable of exporting to a wide range of systems/hardware, though testing is done locally on Windows with Oculus Rift Launch Environment and Android with Google Cardboard API
|Modern Aeon Postmodernia||VERSION 0.1: This living demo is currently a 2 Level (A & B Scenes) VR experience. It demonstrates the following core competencies: Modelling (Brutalist Style Office Building), UV mapping (ibid.), Unity animation states (opening door), C# Scripting (level portal authorship), rapid use of asset packs (Skyboxes, Nature materials/textures)||Oculus Rift DK2, Oculus Rift CV1||62 MB (zipped)||DOWNLOAD NOW|