From here, you can see some of the projects I've been doing.

Over time, this should get full of really interesting stuff, but for the time being, there are only four.

BEST School of English (i)

Looks quite good considering it was my first web design... better than this one, but I had all images ready(ish).

BEST School of English (ii)

BEST School of English and I are involved in an English language interactive DVD project designed for Catalan students.

The software being used are Adobe Premiere Pro, Encore, and Photoshop.

I really mastered Encore with this project, and within 18 hours of opening the application for the first time, I had a fully working sample, using video I already had on my PC (Alan Partridge (the reason I can't upload it)) as well as hundreds modified stock menus.

Even though production hasn't started, once complete, I won't be able to upload it for free viewing because it is a commercial project.

BEST School of English (iii)

Another project for the BEST School of English: I'm redesigning the school's library database (the old one, which is, I guess, PHP and MySQL, run through a Linux VM, doesn't seem to want to work anymore (possibly because of the new router changing the IP address)), so I'm looking to do an overhaul using PHP and MySQL. I was thinking of running it on the intranet (with IIS), but figured it'd be better to include it on the school's website as a web-app, which students can look at, and can also be updated by the admins (Sally, Steve, Laia, and me).

To do this, though, is going to be a major task, as I know very little about PHP and MySQL; I'm currently using a new install of Windows Server 2008 R2, which I haven't installed Adobe CS5.5 MC on yet (I haven't even installed the virtual dive for mounting the .ISO yet), so my tools are inaccessible to me at the moment; I'm not in charge of web deployment; and, as we can't access the school's current database, I'm going to have to type in every book by hand from the paper database (that Laia has so brilliantly compiled).

This project should be uploaded in a week or two, so check back.

Windows 7 Interactive DVD Guide (i)

This guide is similar to the BEST School of English one, in that you see a video, then get asked questions about what you saw; the only difference is that it's about Windows 7, and features a mock-up of the Windows 7 GUI (instead of a list of possible answers), thus giving the user a hands-on approach for learning how to use Windows 7, without ever having to touch a PC.

The guide was originally designed for my dad, who I tirelessly tried to teach how to use Windows.

The programs being used are Adobe Premiere Pro, Encore, and Photoshop.

The hardware being used is a hexa-core Intel Core i7 970, with 24GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 500GB system disc, 1TB scratch disc (3*500GB in RAID5), and a Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro capture card taking footage from an Asus G73SW.

It's still in the works, and won't ever be uploaded here (commercial project), but here's a Flash version of the main menu (I might upload more of it in the future, but not all of it).

(Sorry about the horrible controls; they're default when exporting a project from Encore to a Flash video, and as I'm not well versed with Flash, I have no idea how to remove them.)

New English File (i)

This is a project I worked on one night when I was bored in Turkey.

Like the Windows 7 project, it's a DVD "quiz"; however, unlike most DVD quizzes, this retains answers. That is, instead of hitting a menu and being told to go back when you get an answer wrong, it continues with the following question, and then tells you which ones you got wrong. Obviously, this is extremely difficult with DVD menus because DVD doesn't have write access to whatever RAM there might be on the playback device. Thus, to get around this limitation, I had to create a menu for every possible scenario. For the four questions, I think there was something like 64 unique menus (maybe more; I can't remember).

It was a fun project to do, and it was interesting to find workarounds for the limitations of DVD; however, it took about two and a half hours to get through just those four questions, so it's very impractical. You're much better off using a programming language.