Welcome, teletext fanatics! I'll just leave this here...

Friday, 29 February 2008

Last chance to see the thing!

Actually, there's another week and a half to the Thing yet. The title was just an excuse to show off my flashy animated GIF. I've got at least two ideas for posters now - the Viewdata and remote control ones on top of the basic word based one.

Meanwhile, I'm also developing ideas for a DVD interface for the show. Above is a pretty basic design - I'd like to use something a bit more artistic but I might decide the above deisgn will suffice. If I'm going to present it in my portfolio I would need to develop it a bit more.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

See the thing (Again)!

More work in progress visuals for The Thing. Might convert one into my DVD menu but I will certainly use them for posters.

Monday, 25 February 2008

E4 sting Work in Progress

Based on the Teleglitcher video, I have been working on some Teletext aesthetic E4 stings.

This video is from quite a while back and I've made a lot of changes since:


Here's some quick snapshots of the current progress:

Friday, 22 February 2008

Gordon Brown on Northern Rock

On of the videos I have been working on. This particular one is not the best but is upload worthy nonetheless.


Other videos based on this footage include a kung fu fughting Gordon Brown(!) made up of some of those hand gestures about halfway through the clip.

Weather forecast glitching

Turning Philip Avery into a robot. Quite humorous actually.

And a screenshot from BBC News 24...

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Channel 4 continuity

This video was recently uploaded to YouTube:

A pretty standard continuity but I found the sound annoying... perfect for some of my video editing.

More glitch stills

Yet more stills from the glitch videos I am making.
I'm thinking about making a video based around some of these stills,
but I will try and upload some of the videos to YouTube over the weekend.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Glitch stills

Some stills from some of the video captures from the last few days.

Digital glitching

In comparison to the analogue glitching, digital glitches are blockier and more pixellated. The image also often freezes and sound sometimes disappears altogether. Might be worth doing some tests contrasting the two but I think the digital glitches look better.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Analogue glitching

Some analogue glitching, caused by weird 'electromagnetic gamma rays. TV glitching starts about 50 seconds in.


Don't know much about circuit bending (I'm no good with the technical stuff) but it looks good.


Thursday, 14 February 2008

Teletext art (ten million)

A few mocked up in development screengrabs. I can envision these going into a large grid or a long vertically scrollable page. I particularly like the Zenith one.

Subtitle subversion

A recent advert for Cadbury's Snaps.

This could work for voiceovers also. Not as teletext based though.

Fake subtitles are almost automatically funny. I wonder if I could find a foreign language channel to subtitle?

Digital vs Analogue

Another of these effect videos. I don't like the kaleidoscope effect but something is happening with the analogue pixellation.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Digital killed the analogue star

I love the sound of this:

Nothing much apart from that happens, though. Once you've seen the first ten seconds you've seen it all.

See the thing

Thing promo

Monday, 11 February 2008

Custom teletext art

Pages to go into the TTX website and some general teletext art.


Following on from the Telegiffer idea, this is Teleglitcher. In fact despite their aesthetics and patterns created the two are quite different - Teleglitcher can be seen as a more advanced version of 'Teletext is Dead'.

Link to video

New Pixel is Power playlist

Friday, 8 February 2008

Why digital is rubbish

I concur muchly. On the positive side, it looks pretty cool.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Impossible game

I'd hazard a guess that this game (Untitled) by jodi is pretty much impossible to play. Sounds like Doom or Wolfenstein in which all the pixels and the 3D environment mapping has been messed up. Intriguing.

Edit: it's a hacked version of Quake and can be downloaded here.

In a similar vein, Cory Arcangel somehow transformed his computer data into some fancy looking glitch art! Pretty awesome. Found via turbulence.org.

Monday, 4 February 2008


Snowy reception.