A Music Video Without Music, a Fine Example of Foley

By Joseph Mok on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1:12 PM

This may come as a surprise, but most of the ambient sounds you hear in movies and TV shows doesn't actually come from the ambient environment. Usually, the sound engineers and audio mixer add them in post-production. This is done because it's just impossible to record all of the rustling...

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Fresh New Look

By Joseph Mok on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 1:08 PM

The design of a website is as important as it's content. Design brings focus and creates flow in the content. With that in mind, I'm proud to finally show off my newly revamped website and portfolio. I'm not going to go into detail about the new coat of paint since...

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Deconstructing Transformers (and Other Michael Bay Films)

By Joseph Mok on Friday, July 04, 2014 at 6:11 PM

The new Transformers; some people love it, I personally hate it... Either way, check out this video analysis of Michael Bay's visual style. We could all learn something from it, whether you are trying to mimic them, or avoid them. ...

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Obsolescence

By Joseph Mok on Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 7:55 PM

As a web designer, I really hate providing support for legacy Internet Explorer versions. It causes layouts to break and the workarounds are usually extremely time consuming. Anyone who has made a website in the past few years would agree. That is why as a web designer, this week is...

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The Humanity in Communication

By Joseph Mok on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I've been replaying the Mass Effect trilogy lately. And a few weeks ago, somewhere in the second game, one of the aliens hanging around the Citadel made a comment about the inefficiencies in humanity's method of communication. I don't remember the exact line, but in essence, it/she/he finds...

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Lessons from a Posthumous Computer

By Joseph Mok on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I recently sank a large swath of cash into a custom-built computer. After using it for a little over a week, it starting BSOD-ing every few minutes. By that time, I had everything on there. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING from my very first 2 mega-pixel photo...

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