Demo Reel for Justin Riley

November 19, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Class of 2013 Graduation Video
Video by Justin Riley

Capital University’s 2012 Christmas Card
Audio Recording and Mixing by Justin Riley, Video by Justin Riley

Wicker Chair by Super Desserts
Music and lyrics by Bobby Miller III, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley, Video by Justin Riley

Montage of Tutorial Videos for MUS112
Video by Justin Riley

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Music and lyrics by Carly Rae Jepsen and Tavish Crowe, Video by Justin Riley

I Ate Up The Apple Tree by Graham Spice and Justin Riley
Music and lyrics by Dave “Fat Man” Williams, Recorded by Graham Spice and Justin Riley, Mixed by Graham Spice, Video by Graham Spice

Capital Spotlight: Sound Science
Video by Justin Riley

I Only Love You Because You Can Play Guitar by Super Desserts
Music and lyrics by Justin Riley, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley, Video by Justin Riley

Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
Feature-length film, Directed by Jay Delaney, Music by Justin Riley, Ben Colburn, and Crowe Montgomery

The General Specific
Feature-length film, Directed by Jason Heinrich, Music by Super Desserts

A Sphere In Boxland
Short film, Directed by Benjamin W. Neidenthal, Music by Super Desserts

A FLiP iN THE BLiZZARD
Short film, Directed by Jay Delaney, Music by Justin Riley

All His Benefits by the Capital University Chapel Choir
Music and lyrics by Paul Baloch and Ed Kerr, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

Prší, Prší by the Capital University Chapel Choir
Music and lyrics by Miroslav Hronek, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

Lux Aurumque by the Capital University Chapel Choir
Music and lyrics by Eric Whitacre, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

Bend Over Backwards by Terribly Empty Pockets
Music and lyrics by Josh Holt, Recorded by Jason Lehning and Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

I Only Love You Because You Can Play Guitar by Super Desserts
Music and lyrics by Justin Riley, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

Daydreams at Night by The Cusacks
Music and lyrics by Dave Gibson, Recorded by The Cusacks, Mixed by Justin Riley

Help is on the Way by Terribly Empty Pockets
Music and lyrics by Josh Holt, Recorded by Jason Lehning and Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

Yellow House of Shame by Super Desserts
Music and lyrics by Jeremy Gladden, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

We Came Together by Jordan O’Jordan
Music and lyrics by Jordan Smith, Recorded by Adam Smith, Mixed by Justin Riley

Prospector by The Wind and the Sea
Music and lyrics by Philip Reed, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

Pixel Piece by Justin Riley
Music by Justin Riley, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

2211 by Justin Riley
Music by Justin Riley, Recorded by Justin Riley, Mixed by Justin Riley

 

Endless scrolling photo slideshow in Javascript

September 5, 2013 by OhioFi | 0 comments


var total = 11;/* Total number of slides */
var currentSlide = 1;
function goto(slideID) {
if (slideID==total+2){/*If we are at the end of the slideshow tape, instantly rewind to the beginning of the tape*/
document.getElementById("slideshowTape_1").className = "slideshowTape speedZero/*set up the transition speed via a css class*/";
document.getElementById("slideshowTape_1").style.left = "0px";
currentSlide = 2;
setTimeout("goto(2)", 5);
}
else{
document.getElementById("slideshowTape_1").className = "slideshowTape speedSix/*set up the transition speed via a css class*/";
document.getElementById("slideshowTape_1").style.left = ((slideID - 1) * -400/*width of one slide*/) + "px";
var count;
for(count=1; count<=total; count++) {
document.getElementById("slideTab"+count).className = "slideTab hidden";
}
document.getElementById("slideTab"+slideID).className = "slideTab";
currentSlide = slideID;
}
}
function ran() {
randomNumber=currentSlide+1;
goto(randomNumber);
setTimeout("ran()", 6000/*change slides every 6 seconds*/);
}
setTimeout("ran()", 5);
// ]]></script>

I get by with a little help from my Electronic Talking Sir George Martin Super-Producer® action figure

August 25, 2013 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Rookie Recording is a Twine game that I created this summer. It’s a video game about street cred, microphones, late night Taco Bell cravings, analog signal flow, unreadable brutal lettering, and an Electronic Talking Sir George Martin Super-Producer® action figure (still in it’s original packaging).

If this year was 1986, you could say that “this video game has amazing, state-of-the-art graphics and animation.”

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How much does this game cost? $59? $173? You are in luck, because Rookie Recording is 100% free!
  • How long does it take to play? 59 hours? 173 hours? Rookie Recording will probably take you 10 to 15 minutes to play.
  • Is it available for my Atari 5200 or my dad’s CalecoVision? No. Rookie Recording is available in HTML format and can be played on any computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other internet connected device with a browser.
  • Where can I find this HTML of which you speak? http://www.ohiofi.com/rookierecording/
  • Does it show the High Scores when you win? Yes, but you have to sign in to OhioFi if you want to save your score. It’s also free to sign up for OhioFi.
  • Which Difficulty level should I choose? Easy? Medium? Hard? If you have never recorded anything in a recording studio in your life, choose easy. Otherwise, shoot for the moon and choose hard!
  • Have you received a cease and desist letter from Sir George Martin’s lawyers? Not yet!

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What if Kurt Vonnegut had made a satirical business-simulation game?

August 22, 2013 by OhioFi | 0 comments

This summer I created several games. One is a Flash game. A few of them simply use Javascript for interactivity. One of them, Rookie Recording, is in a new format for me… it is a Twine game.

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Twine is an open source (GPL) program that uses wiki formatting to create hypertext. Often people refer to Twine creations as “interactive fiction” or “choose your own adventure stories”, but I’m just going to refer to them as games.

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The Twine program is available (for free) for Windows, Mac OS X, and there is even “twee” a command-line version that uses Python. A game is organized in a nice graphical interface that shows connections between passages and points out any broken links. Once finished, the program generates a single HTML page which contains the entire game.

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The program allows you to create a game without needing to know HTML, CSS, Javascript, et al. Games can be enhanced by more advanced coding, but the fact that such knowledge is unnecessary leads to a more egalitarian approach to game design. What if the “game of the year” wasn’t developed by a giant corporation that invested years in a focus-grouped, product placement-ridden, arms dealer licensed, Michael Bay-esque machismo inflation device?

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Finally, here are a few Twine games that I enjoyed found noteworthy. Some of them are disturbing or offensive (because sometimes art can be disturbing or offensive). Some of them use the f-word a lot. Several popular Twine game designers are transgender and use their games as a medium to share their experiences and feelings.

ULTRA BUSINESS TYCOON III by Porpentine - What if Kurt Vonnegut had made a satirical business-simulation game?

Brooklyn Trash King by Ben Esposito - A game about raccoons, rotting meat, and how far some ppl are willing to go to fund their Kickstarter

Trunked by Ian Daffern - A modern day noir

A Synchronous Ritual by Merritt Kopas - A real-time performance game about prescription medication

Slavoj Žižek Makes A Twine Game by Cameron Kunzelman - An unauthorized, day-in-the-life of philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek

Calories by Emma Fearon - The most disturbing, horrifying Twine game that I’ve played so far

Camel ported by Emmanuel Turner - a BASIC computer game from 1979 ported to Twine

Joust ported by Emmanuel Turner -  another BASIC computer game from 1979 ported to Twine

What the Future Sounded Like

August 7, 2013 by OhioFi | 0 comments

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What the Future Sounded Like is a 2006 documentary about composer Tristram Cary (famed for his work on the Dr Who series), composer Peter Zinovieff, and engineer David Cockerell, who founded Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd. EMS’s studio was one of the most advanced computer-music facilities in the world. EMS’s great legacy is the VCS3, Britain’s first synthesizer and rival of the American Moog. The VCS3 changed the sounds of some of the most popular artists of this period including Brian Eno, Hawkwind and Pink Floyd. Almost thirty years on the VCS3 is still used by modern electronic artists like The Emperor Machine.