• About Me

    My name is Orrin Ward and I am a recent graduate of BSc(Hons) Digital Art and Technology, where I achieved Second Class Upper honours.

    I have over a year of experience working as a Content Producer at Absolute Radio and recent freelance clients include Oxford University and Beatrix Carlotta.

    I am currently freelancing as a Graphic and Web Designer but I am looking for more permanent employment in either of these roles. If you like what you see, feel free to view my full portfolio .
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    E-Mail: orrinward@gmail.com
    Phone: +44 (0)7875 417098

Testing in Portland Square

I finally figured out how to turn the Intelix Mixer on and get sound output. With all my fancy Max MSP work my main stumbling block so far has been finding the on switch on the speaker system…. PATHETIC! Here are two tester videos. I was unexpectedly joined by two people who heard it from … Continue reading

My Max MSP patch

This is a spliced screenshot of the top level patch in a functioning state. i can neaten a few things up that are just in there for calibration and experimentation, but there is nothing to be added to this. (click to full view it) Boy am I glad that this works!

Finding the resolution balance

With most types of video I have worked with, the best possible input is that at the highest resolution. With motion tracking though I’ve found, through practice, that highest res does not give the best results. Taking a live feed from Atrium A in Portland Square at 3 different resolutions, but the same motion settings, … Continue reading

Motion tracking – Atrium A

Since posting my experiment with the webcam I’ve managed to get the camera in Atrium A cleaned so I can get good readings off of it. I’ve tweaked my patch slightly and found some good settings for that particular room. I did this by recording footage of myself walking around, and then running motion tracking … Continue reading

Motion Tracking – experiment

I’ve got myself quite settled with the sound-distribution side of my patch and have been trying to figure out the motion tracking aspect now. A quick mishmash of cv.jit objects in Max MSP with my webcam has got me quite excited. I’ve really been dreading motion tracking, but there are some brilliant resources for Max … Continue reading

Multiple Sounds!

I’ve been working for a while on getting the sound-distribution part of my patch to play multiple sounds in the space, with independent control over the location of each. It’s not something I’ve been struggling with technically – Converting my 1-sound patch to multi is easy enough to do, but I’ve been reworking the way … Continue reading

Pin Lane – How

My girlfriend asked me some questions after watching the video. this could be a sort of an¬†FAQ for the project: What program did you use to recreate the effects water would have on the buildings? Did you write that? The program is a 3D modelling program called Cinema 4D. I didn’t write the program, just … Continue reading

Report – Done

My report is finished and available on Issuu and also zipped with the video and a readme on Rapidshare. Issuu: http://issuu.com/orrinward/docs/orrin_idat306 Rapidshare: http://rapidshare.com/files/378301045/orrin_ward_IDAT306_10062098.zip Final Video on Youtube: