New Digital project: interactive video

I made a standalone interactive video webapp with AngularJS and Videogular.

A Live demo is now available, with a temporary video (a mute version of the Ghost House video) and random scenes. The creative side still needs to be done, I need to find an appropriate concept to use this code with: probably a journey into someone’s mind as they take decisions, or a maze of some sort.

If you’re into that sort of things 😉 you can find the code on bitbucket and a brief technical explanation here: I overlayed a UI layer made with Angular views and router on top of a HTML5 video powered by Videogular. The UI layer controller retrieves the scene structure (with start and stop timings) from a JSON file via a custom service and displays custom UI for each scene offering the user to go to various other scenes. When the user clicks on a UI element, the router goes to another scene and the UI controller dispatches an event saying the scene has changed. The video controller catches the event, plays the video sequence associated to the new scene, and dispatch an event at the end of the sequence.

This project has its own page under ‘Digital Media’ where updates will (very slowly) be posted.

Brighton Trans*formed website now live!

Brighton transformed website screenshot

Brighton Trans*formed is a oral history project documenting the lives of transgender residents of Brighton and Hove , organised by community publisher QueenSpark Books and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. A book was published in September with edited versions of the interviews. The website holds each participant’s full length unedited interview, currently in transcript form, with the audio being added as they are processed.

The website is my first freelance project. It is a fully responsive WordPress website, with a custom theme inspired by the book design, and putting the focus on each participant’s portrait. It looks beautiful and scrolls effortlessly on an ipad, so you can enjoy it like an ebook. It resizes to a functional text based website on a smartphone but, given the content-heavy nature, this is honestly not the best platform to enjoy the website.

I am proud to have been part of such an important project, with the website ironically launching the day after Stonewall finally announced they would include Trans* people in their campaigning efforts…

I am keen to work on more digital projects for clients at the crossroads of arts/culture/heritage and LGBTQI community. I will be attending Justin Vivian Bond’s concert at Brighton Dome on Wednesday 18th, and the Brighton Trans*formed event on Thursday 19th at the Marlborough (8pm). Do not hesitate to come and talk to me if you would like to collaborate on a project!