December 5, 2022

‘This is a Problem’ at Area V Hasselt

This is the first edition of the Proxic / Low Cutz brainchild 'This is a Problem'. Not at the usual Forty Five (recently closed down), but at the Area V for a change.

Prepared some custom animations for this one: Had great fun making these, whilst anticipating on a positive crowd reaction. Glad to say they delivered indeed!

Check out my renders below, as well as some snapshots taken by Raf Thomas during the event.

November 29, 2022

I was invited on the ‘Gene Zever’ Podcast

Last Wednesday I was invited on this local podcast hosted by three lovely guys to talk about the past, present, and future, of TROWFLOX.

What struck me the most was how they seemed to be prepared very well! They threw in a couple of questions that really made me think deeply about my creative experiences so far. They clearly did their homework! And I enjoyed every single bit of it. ^_^

I'll make sure to keep you posted whenever the TROWFLOX episode gets released. ;-)

Gene Zever is a Brussels based podcast hosted in collaboration with BRUZZ 5+1.

November 9, 2022

STIMULAR III Pictures [Jefke Jamotte & Manon Zwartjes]

Here are some snapshots taken by Jefke Jamotte and Manon Zwartjes during the STIMULAR III event at VIERNULVIER Ghent, were I got invited as a guest VJ by the Video Mapping Wizard Felix Ysenbaert.

October 22, 2022

11 Passions by 11 Students for 11 Years of LUCA School of Arts

I feel honored to be chosen as one of the 11 students to be showcased through a so-called artist portrait interview for the 11 Years of LUCA School of Arts, handpicked by the teachers across all 5 LUCA Campuses. Feel free to check out my portrait video below, highlighting the future of animation and VJing.

October 8, 2022

A fresh batch of stickers with brand new design just got delivered in the mailbox

Here they are. Finally! My new stickers.

Been struggling quite some time to get them just right.

But this whole design simply works. It's bold and edgy at the same time!

If I do say so myself. ╮( ˘ ³˘)╭

Honestly can't wait to spread them around in the city, and beyond.

Hit me up if you'd like some for yourself! * always happy to share *

August 24, 2022

My stickers are already gaining visibility in the city ?

Feeling totally flattered to notice an Instagram-user going by the handle "@m_a_g_i_q_u_e_s" posting an image of one of my TROWFLOX stickers on their profile.

Funny to me is how I don't seem to recognize the red background my sticker is applied to. This implies some of my friends probably took a few of my stickers to spread them around the city themselves.

Thanks, you guys! :-)

August 8, 2022

Time for some old stickers to be replaced by a new design!

Wanting to start designing my new stickers, I can't wait for my old batch to run out so I can go and start to produce my new version of stickers.

In order to speed up that whole process, I might have to go a night out in Brussels and take all of my old stickers that I've left to put them all over the city. So I can start to focus on the new ones, while my presence in the city will be enhanced even further.

Keep you updated! ;-)

July 27, 2022

TROWFLOX Logo Animation Update

Here it is! The animated version of my TROWFLOX logo update.

Previously, I used the Lottie framework to embed my animation on my website using JavaScript. The main advantage? Extremely low file sizes.

Planning to do the same with this new animation, I stumbled upon a major problem. The Lottie plugin for After Effects does not support Ae's native Effects. As you probably can tell from my HD render below, I used tons of effects on this one.

So after comparing the alternatives available to me, I decided that using an animated GIF was the best option. Biggest downside? It significantly reduces the original quality to a point where important details get lost in the final version. What's the upside? It automatically plays once on page-load, and then freezes the very last frame. Which is exactly what I need it to do.