Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Genre Electronica at the Maker Faire

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Genre Electronica at the Maker Faire

I just wanted to throw this out to remind anyone that has forgotten or to let anyone know that hasn’t heard yet. The Maker Faire is in San Mateo this weekend, May 19th and 20th! The Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Cogswell’s very own Genre Electronica will have a spot at the faire and will be creating Electronic Dance Music with the sounds that they record at the faire (soooo cool). So, if you have time this weekend, grab a ticket and head out to pay our Cogswell students and all the other Makers a visit. I can promise that it will be worth your time! Have fun!

-Zombie

Summer Time!!!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Spring Semester ends!

To all you students who have worked your tails off through this last semester and boosted your skills like crazy… it is finally time… for you to rest! The semester has come to an end and you can now enjoy your summer break!

Also, an even larger congratulations to you recent grads! Not only are you done with school for the summer, you are done FOREVER! (unless you are going to get your masters, haha). We are proud of you and you will definitely be missed! Don’t forget to come back and visit us when you become famous animators, sound designers and game developers!

So again, to everyone, take some time, kick back, enjoy the amazing summer weather and have some fun! Talk to you soon!

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 010

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Self Portrait

Hello once again readers!

So we took a little break from the Dare of the Week because everyone has been so busy. After a nice little rest I think we are probably all ready to get back at it again. I am going to ease us back in with a simple dare. This time around we are going to do a photography challenge! This one should be accessible by everyone, if you don’t have a camera, chances are you have a phone and that phone probably has a camera on it. So enough talking you into it, let’s find out what the challenge is…

Dare of the Week: 010
Do a fun or interesting self-portrait!

My only requirement for this dare is that it needs to be well composed! So put a little thought into it, maybe even take it into Photoshop and check all the levels? Who knows, it could come out better than you thought it would (below is an example of mine).

Dare of the Week: 010

And remember, once you are finished, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 009

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Day After Tomorrow scene

Hello again Audience!

It’s time again for this weeks dare! I know this one is a little earlier than most but I couldn’t wait! I found this great little challenge on another site and I had to share it. This is another one where I supply you with a file and then you have some fun with it! So what is it this time…?

Dare of the Week: 009
Do a fun “Day After Tomorrow” scene with the file provided.

This is what the file looks like when you will get it. The checkered areas and blank so you can put anything you want in there, or anything you want inside the room for that matter! Have fun, be creative, go wild!

Source File Here: www.cogswell.edu/picts/DayAfterTomorrow.psd

Photoshop Challenge

And remember, once you are finished, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 007

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Zombies Dare: Draw Abe Lincoln
Dare time ya’ll! This one is in honor of the release of the amazingly cool trailer; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (and Presidents Day). I got totally inspired to draw something crazy when I saw that trailer and thought maybe you guys could join me. Instead of making you go and do an extravagant painting or drawing I ended up finding this little picture of a sculptural bust of good ol’ Honest Abe. So whats the dare you ask?

Dare of the Week: 007
Do a study of the Abe Lincoln bust, no restrictions.

Here is the source file again for Abe just in case you didn’t see it in the main message.

And remember, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Google Yourself

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Google Search Yourself

So I was here at work looking into Googles search algorithms and then I started searching different things. Eventually I remembered the big trend of “Googling” ones self and seeing what results were produced. So, I guess my question to you right now is, when was the last time your “Googled” yourself? And if your name has some sort of connection to your professional career and you are ranking high in Google’s search results, then you my friend, are doing quite well. Anyway guys, have some fun and Google yourself and friends see what comes up! You won’t believe the crazy things that come up when I Google myself. ;)

To see the Google search for my name, click here. Haha.

-Zombie