woensdag, december 20, 2006

These Days and Nokia

We just finished 3 projects for Nokia, check 'em out:



http://www.cnmoves.com/local/index_vl.html (dutch)
http://www.cnmoves.com/local/index_fr.html (french)

If I say so myself, some pretty nifty work from our crew.
Very well done everybody!


maandag, december 18, 2006

Underdog.be brings you Santa!

Mr. Wim Wauters and the underdog crew released a nice 3D Santa Claus game.


Very well done guys!
Check out some other fine work done by the crew:

I just need to mention here that I had the pleasure of working with Wim and I hope we can do it more in the feauture.

woensdag, december 13, 2006

A floating island anyone?

The last couple of months I started noticing a lot of floating islands in webdesign.

You see, I allready told everybody this 4 years ago: "Someday floating islands will be hot!"
Some made fun of me, some of my best friends abandoned me, some tried to put me in a mental institution.

See who's laughing now!

maandag, december 11, 2006

BeastAnimation does Lotto

Beastanimation, co-founded by my good friend Steven De Beul, created a new commercial for Lotto.

You can view the commercial and read about it here:


Nice work Steven and Ben!

vrijdag, november 24, 2006

Digital wind... Better than the real thing

Check out the campaign for Lynxblow:


Blow into the microphone or speakers and the girl will react on it.

Great video integration and very well done.
The 'I am lazy' button is a very cool feature. You don't have to set up your speakers and in return you get a nice preview of what to expect when you do find the time to set up everything.

It reminded me of this nice piece of art:


maandag, november 20, 2006

Beautiful Mess_v1

A personal project.

check it out:


It's a real live search engine keyword scraper with text to speech.

It's for sale: 25.000$ for a lifetime license(projector included)

Hell Yeah!

Contact me

woensdag, november 15, 2006

This clip is taken from the dutch show Willy's en Marjetten.

This is a fantastic one!

'Nu weten we meteen waar die syfilis van nonkel Armand vandaan komt: In Zaire'

I think that's funny!

woensdag, november 08, 2006

Adobe, Mozilla, and Tamarin

Adobe's contribution to the Mozilla project of open source code for their ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2).

This sounds really interesting.

Check it out:


Thanks to Nicolas for sending this to me

vrijdag, november 03, 2006

MIT OpencourseWare

The massachusetts institute of technology better know as the MIT now has OpenCourseWare.

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation , MIT, and generous support of the Ab Initio software company.
MIT OCW's goals are to:
Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the "opencourseware" concept.

I am now watching a video about the analysis of Algorithms.
The OCW initiative is very interesting for people like me to get an inside look of what those great minds like John Maeda are teaching the lucky ones.

donderdag, november 02, 2006

Animating with code

A very fine open source project for animating everything in Flash, including the new filters:


Check it out yeah!

woensdag, oktober 25, 2006

The greatest website ever created

Indeed this is the best website ever created

It allready starts with the intro:


Ok dude grey won't cut it, this website gotta be black. Paint it black. Black is the color of rock, because black is the absence of light.

Besides the fact this site is hilarious, tongue in cheeck it is well build and packed with cool stuff.

One of the best features i have ever seen is the rock the internet feature.
An extreme makeover for any site you suggest but in their own unique way. This is very very well done!
The best part is you don't have to fill in huge forms, leave your email address etc,...
This is how it should be.
Be funny and don't try to sell anything.

Look what they did to this blog:


Hail hail hail!

Movie websites: The past, the present

This is how movie websites looked like about 10 years ago:

This is what they look like now:

If you are somewhere around 30 you will remember the times you were waiting 7 minutes to view a 30 second trailer in a format of 160/120 pixels. And at that time it felt like you were the premier witness of something magical.

Now we allmost have it all. Sound, effects, animation,...
But still the average medium resolution of a trailer is somewhere between 320/160 and 480/260. This means we've added about 200 pixels in 10 years.
Maybe not that much? But then again, it shouldn't really matter.

I was as excited back then, as I am now and will be in the future.
It's like with television. Nobody missed it back in the days it didn't exist.
15 years ago we didn't care for broadband technologie or Flash or Ajax, because it was just not there.
We'll see what the future brings.



maandag, oktober 23, 2006

Projects, projects

Yes we are doing projects too people!

This is the latest one in production. Doing stuff with vectors, zooming in and out.
Pretty cool actually.

Drawings done by Bert:


Check out some screenshots:



Serge is out there!

Check out Serge Jespers own podcast:


Serge dude, thanks for doing this. I'm a fan.

vrijdag, oktober 06, 2006

Motion tracking in Flash 8

I have made a screen capture of some of my motion tracking tests in Flash 8.
I also created a recording function as you can see in the movie below.

The left screen is the captured data, the right screen is the original incoming data.
I was using the flashlight on my cell phone as the light source, which was not very reliable.
But it's working.

The data is captured at a rate of 1 millisecond at 800/600 resolution. That is not bad, not bad at all.

Here's a view of my very professional setup :-)

dinsdag, oktober 03, 2006

Behind the scens of a website part II

The fine folks from http://www.agencynet.com/ have put the making of ownyourownC online.

Some shots:

Check out all the pictures here:

It's like I said before, read this article, the days one could do with some Photoshop and some Flash are way behind us now.

Nice work and thanks to agencynet for putting this making of online.

It really is time I start working with the fine people at:

maandag, oktober 02, 2006

2 wise men...

Frank Zappa on the Arsenio Hall show february 1989.

vrijdag, september 29, 2006

Flash Player on Linux

Yup, this is what we nerds do in our spare time.

Me and my buddy Peter, got the standalone flash player 6 working on Linux distr. Fedora Core 5. It didn't work the first time offcourse (it's always like that). Problems with missing libraries and stuff. We had to install some libraries from the Fedora 4 core and suddenly it worked.

We all know the feeling when stuff like this suddenly works. For about 7.3 seconds you really think you are the smartest one on the planet.

It's a pitty that Adobe doesn't support newer standalone versions than version 6.

Muchas gracias to Mr. Peter Galle, for setting up the Linux and walking me through it!

1. Encountering problems...

2. We made it!

3. SWF with animations and scripting

donderdag, september 28, 2006

The Lemonheads, new album out now!

Haaaaa... sweet teenage memories coming back and so are The Lemonheads.

This great band (which is actually Evan Dando) released a new record!

Evan Dando worked together with Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez from punkrock pioneers Descendents.
You can defenitly recognise my guitar hero J Mascis in some songs. Oh man, I'm so excited!
Even Dinosaur Jr. is touring again!! Oh why am I in Europe...

It looks like most of the bands and people I grew up with listening too are getting back together.
Come on Bob Mould, let's get Sugar back together will ya!

FACT: I have met Bill Stevenson somewhere in the year 1999 when he was drumming with Bad Religion. I played in a band that was the warming up act for Bad Religion. I only remember thinking:"That guy is a really good drummer". Which he is... Just listen to the DESCENDENTS albums.

The bands official site:

Listen to the sweet melodies here:

Rush out to the store and buy this one.
Don't download it, Evan had enough trouble for the past years. Give him a break...

Missing the point in viral marketing?

A couple of months back, someone asked me why I'm such an extremist. Surely, everything traditional marketing can't be bad. Why not be a big more moderate.

Read on here:


Some interesting thoughts about online marketing...
My point is that some of the arguments stated are open for discussion. But as the writer states, she is merely looking at this from an extremist point of view.

Happy reading!

Big Spaceship Labs!

Big Spaceship have put their code on how the did the movenement in the Nike Air site online.
You can find here:

Dear people, this is really something.

Let me refraise again:
One of the market industry leaders who are shaping the sites as we like them are putting the source code of one of their newest engines online. We are not talking about some bouncing ball they have developped 2 years ago. This engine is brand new and used in their latest work.

If more agencys use this code and, more important, share their own, the evolution of multimedia websites will be much faster than it is today.

So it's not all about the code itself actually. The initiative is even as much as important.
I hear you saying: "Open source is widespread allready and many fine people have put some great code online allready. So why are you so excited?"
Well because Big Spaceship is one the few market leaders doing it. Not too many agencys like BS are doing this.

In the end (does it end really?), we will all benefit from this and especially agencys who were there first :-)

Thank you Big Spaceship!

check out the Big Spacehip video presentation from the latest Flash In The Can festival:

dinsdag, september 26, 2006

10 years of Flash Party

Because I was in Crete, I missed the 10 years of Flash party hosted by the belgian MMUG.
Looks like everybody had a lot of fun. Everybody was there
(hi Peter, Serge, Gert, Christel, Wim, ...)

I will defenitly be there at the 20 year party :-)

Check out the pics here:


Thanks to the fine people who have put this together!

dinsdag, september 19, 2006

Sunset in Crete

I'm back from a fantastic holiday on the beautiful isle of Crete, in a small town called Makrigialos, with these beautiful ladies:

And this every evening:

And this book was there too:

It's been great. Hope we can go back soon...

woensdag, september 06, 2006

dinsdag, september 05, 2006


Very well done


A webcam driven game in Flash. It runs very smoothly.
Nice and clean coding.

You can even play it with your tongue. (yup it's me)

Winning a pitch?

Check out how agency.com works at a pitch for Subway.

The movie is the pitch. I think this is a very nice idea.
You can only make progress by pushing the boundenaries people!

Not today man, I'm feeling saucy!

Oh yeah! This is the stuff I grew up with!

'The may I help you riff'. Hilarious!
Everybody who plays the guitar and has been into a guitar shop knows what this means.

Off course I was a big fan of Captain Beefheart, John Zorn, Sonic Youth and all movies by Emil Kusturica and Fellini too... Off course...

vrijdag, september 01, 2006

vrijdag, augustus 25, 2006

Kelly, Kelly Clarkson, ...

Really,... Kelly is my kind of girl!

Kelly, if you read this, you can always mail me at:

Good times for interactive developpers?

Maybe we will be rich someday, although that money doensn't matter offcourse...



Now don't be too greedy boys and girls, we don't want to collapse the internet bubble again now do we?

dinsdag, augustus 22, 2006

10 years of Flash: Belgium represents!

After Peter won the election for most influential flash site of the decade in 1998 with his classic NRG , we now have a nomination for group94 for their work on the Carl De Keyzer website in 2004.


Check out the contest by The FWA and vote here

/* signing off */

woensdag, augustus 16, 2006

Flash penetration: New statistics and why you should learn to interpret them


This is how they do it:

and this is how a survey looks like:

I have to read all of this more in detail, but i think it's worth knowing how these statistics are put together. Almost daily I still encounter people who think Flash is the devil itself, complete IT departments banning flash on their employees computers for God knows what reason...
Knowing how to argument these statistics can help you getting your flash projects up.

dinsdag, augustus 08, 2006

New generation of car configurators has arrived

I am very impressed with the new generation of car configurators for Volkswagen:

Crispin Porter + Bogusky

donderdag, juli 20, 2006

Flash in the can video's online


Some really good video's of presentations and conversations from some of the masters taken from the Flash in the can festival.


Joshua Davis
Ben Fry
Colin Moock
Stefan Sagmeister

Make sure to check out the conversation between Joshua Davis and Stefan Sagmeister about fortune and fame.

maandag, juli 17, 2006

Behind the scenes of a website

See how rich media websites are developped now a days.
The workflow is pretty close to shooting a commercial or multiple scene's for any regular movie.

Creating full blown experiences on the web like this one, http://www.207.peugeot.com/, is more than opening up photoshop and flash. It involves a lot of strategic decisions, (motion) designers, tight planning and budget control, studio's, actors, technicians, coders, copywriters, and so on...

The times that you could create a competitive, compelling consumer website for high-end clients with 2 guys and a flash intro are really behind us now.
We are all growing up aren't we :-)

But beware, sites like these must be well tested.
It did crash on me. While preloading a new section, the preloader just gave up on me and nothing happend anymore. I waited for more than 15 seconds, but nothing happend. I couldn't click on anything anymore as well.
I also noticed 2 translation mistakes in the dutch website.
* In the interior section one of the buttons says: "Verken de buitenzijde", which means 'explore the exterior'.
* the back button, which is actually also the preloader, still says: "retour acceuil". Which is French and should not appear when you are in the dutch website.

Apart from that, very nice work!


A book will never let you down

Nice, very nice

donderdag, juli 06, 2006

Inspiration and the big ones

Seems like Big Spaceship got their inspiration for their newest film website http://www.pulsethemovie.net/ from Hi-res great sites like Saw and Donnie Darko

Both of these sites have been around for quite a while but still... I think it's all about guts just putting sites like this online for a very commercial product like a movie. It works...

But hey, don't we all sometimes get some inspiration from Hi-res?

All together now: Yes we do!

woensdag, juni 28, 2006

I should get up

Thank god for the beautiful things in life and to Teddy Thompson...

Music is most definitly the highest form of art.

100 awesome music videos

A nice collection of 100 music video's selected by Pitchfork.

Take me there

Have fun!

Oh yeah, David Hasselhof is in the list as well.
Most people tend to laugh with David's music (and his acting) career.
We at SeeingIsBelieving do not participate in such activities. We support David for a 100%.
I contacted Quentin Tarantino the other day and asked him if he could pull off a 'John Travolta comeback' for David...
He said: "yes".

dinsdag, juni 27, 2006

Projects and planning... The pain...

If you are a designer or developer and you haven't experienced the following you're not for real!


Remember, you are not alone!

I love Seinfeld!

Jerry Seinfeld said he would like to start an advertising agency with no participation for clients in the projects.

I wish I was Jerry Seinfeld... sigh...

Ze Frank presents:

Crazy genius Frank Ze presents:

His advice for making your website a hit: "Be funny and don't sell anything"

I think we can all learn from that.

Virgin did a good job on this one:



maandag, juni 19, 2006

maandag, mei 22, 2006

Afterhours was great once again!

Frederik and me had a great time at the Afterhours session.

We presented the work Frederik did for our 'floorplanner for PDA' application.
We were in good company of fine folks like:

Peter Elst
Serge Jespers
Steven Verbruggen from These Days

We saw some very interesting and nice stuff.
I really enjoyed Stevens and Nicolas' presentation about the Bikkembergsfootball site they did.

We had a litle birthday drink for Serge as well, happy bday dude!

A big thanks to Christel from multimediacollege for setting this up!


donderdag, mei 18, 2006

Alcatel presents: My Own TV!

This week data communications provider Alcatel Bell started a test project about community television.

"Mmm... nothing seriously important" you might say, but it just so happens to be that good ole' Indra (a famous flash developer and long time member of the DHT army) was a part of this fabulous project.

Anyway: This project (Cleverly named: My Own TV) is allowing people from Lommel to create and manage their own digital televisionchannel. These lucky people can zap to their own channel to share family pictures, video's or other personal things. The application can also be used to distribute multi-media-content to a specific target audience.

You can read all about it here. (you will have to understand dutch for this)

vrijdag, mei 05, 2006

A little bit of trivia...

Did you know that Olivia Newton-John was born on the 26th of September in the heavenly year 1948, making her 30 in the movie grease?

Well, tell me about it, stud!

BTW: if you don't have this movie yet, you might want to get your hands on this:

donderdag, mei 04, 2006

Mark Yoshimoto crazy podcast show

Crazy podcasts from Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff.


This guy records his podcasts driving his beamer on the Southern California highways.


/* word*/

dinsdag, mei 02, 2006

Macromedia.com is no longer

Try it:


Still leaves me a bit dazzled I must admid...
But hey,.. the future is ours!

So remember, standing still is going down...

maandag, april 24, 2006

Useless actionscript?

pornvalidation_btn.onRelease = function() {
indexOfPorn = email.text.indexOf("porn");
lastIndexOfSex = email.text.lastIndexOf("sex");
if (indexOfPorn !=-1 && lastIndexOfSex !=-1){
if (lastIndexOfSex message.text="this email seems to be legit.";
}else {
message.text="There seems to be somebody entering your email in the porn database";
} else {
message.text="please do not waste time not sending me porn";

Yoshimi battles the pink robots

Pink Robot by our own Murten:

Flaming Lips illustration challenge on designwire:

Murten says he's the greatest...
/* we'll see :-)*/


Rock on!


no further comments...

Rock on!

dinsdag, april 11, 2006

Mike Chambers from Adobe/Macromedia podcast

Mike Chambers, senior product manager for Adobe/Macromedia gained worldfame with introducing this: import mx.utils.Delegate http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flash/articles/eventproxy.html
/* for me that is */
/* notice the picture of Mike looking very smart */

You can find his podcast here:


Topic covered in this podcast include:

Open Source ActionScript 3 Libraries
FlexUnit - ActionScript 3 unit testing framework
RSS / Atom Library
Public Subversion Repository for developer relations
del.icio.us ActionScript 3 API
Flow Mashup Application
Flex 2 Styling
Ideas for future podcast guests
Podcast license

Listen and learn people! Listen and learn yeah!

vrijdag, april 07, 2006

Asiam - A waving hand

Check out this demo clip from Asiam's upcoming album.

It's gonna be a great album.

The band features my 'perfect cousin' Bob on bass.
Bob and everybody in the band keep on rocking dudes!


dinsdag, april 04, 2006

maandag, april 03, 2006

The Flex Ajax Bridge

Picked up today:

The Flex Ajax bridge (FABridge) is a library of code enable to expose it's scripting to the browser. This enables you to define an interface for Javascript to communicate directly with actionscript.

read about it here:

view a demo application here

I think we're on a roll!

donderdag, maart 30, 2006

Master @ Work: BMW Z4 by Joshua Davis

The new BMW Z4 by Joshua Davis...

Be sure to check the making of.

Mucho respecto for Mister Joshua Davis...

woensdag, maart 29, 2006

Chuck Norris facts

Check this out:


Chuck Norris on television reading his own facts.
It's great.
Check the source too:


I bow before thee reader...

Done by SIB master Murten.

He thinks he's funny, but really Mister T. is a great source of inspiration to all of us

zondag, maart 26, 2006

Pinokkio game has arrived!

It is online, it is online people!
The game we created for one of Belgium's finest entertainment studio's: Studio 100.

Try to save pinokkio out of the whale.

Check it out:


Estimations are this game will be played by +/- 40.000 people.
Do I need to say this is a lot..

IT'S A LOT!!!!!!

vrijdag, maart 10, 2006

Working on the Studio100 game

Yeah, we have a big screen!
/*yes we can also see it is not installed the way it should be*/

Look at us doing the game for Studio100.
When it's finished we'll put up the engine source code.
It's not rocket science but still :-)

Aren't we sweet?


enjoy the week-end.

maandag, maart 06, 2006

SIB proudly works for Studio100

SeeingIsBelieving will create screenplay, storyboards and flash programming for a game for Studio100's new production Pinokkio.

Studio100 is a major company in Belgium producing tv shows, musicals and merchandise for kids.
Every game they release on their website is good for +/- 30.000 unique players.

Do I need to say we are very proud....
We are very proud!

donderdag, maart 02, 2006

Internet is not a very good product name, now is it?

We had a small discussion that internet is not a pretty straightforward name for what it really is.
So Murten came up with a new name for the internet:

'Thing on screen with information" aka "TOSWI" pronounce as toshwi

TOSWI is great, TOSWI is mighty!

woensdag, maart 01, 2006

Our work featured on television

This saturday the application 'Amigo TV' for Alcatel/Microsoft TV we have build will be featured in 'Savoir Plus Sciences'. A television show on science France2.

Program that dvd recorder yeah! (or your vcr for the non believers ;-)


Suzuki Wanna Fly online

The Suzuki Wanna Fly game is online!
We managed to pull this off (site included) in 2 days!
Yes that's right 2 days!
It's even a day earlier then expected
/*this does happen once in a while :-) */

Check it out and play

maandag, februari 27, 2006

Suzuki Wanna Fly game in progress

It's been more than a week since the previous post, but I have a good excuse.
I got married last week and I can tell you, it was great. We had a hell of a party here www.thenewpresident.be and we had a great time resting (sleeping :-) here www.ogygia.be.

A new challenge for the team has emerged...
We are proud Suzuki is working with us for the creation of a new online game.
We are gonna do this in 3 days :-)
Deadlines are always sneaking up on you from dark and dirty
alleys .

Check out some screenshots:

dinsdag, februari 14, 2006

SeeingIsBelieving work for Microsoft/Alcatel getting noticed

In an article by friend and colleague Steven Verbruggen (see minorissues.be), Steven writes the following:

Ik heb een tijdje geleden een demo gezien van het Microsoft platform (wat dat is hetgeen ze produceren, een product om IPTV te zien) en ik moet zeggen dat het er verdomd goed uit zag. Zeer vlot, zeer mooi vorm gegeven, en zeer geïntegreerd met andere services zoals communicatie, entertainment enzovoort. Frankly, wat ik daar gezien heb stak met kop en schouders uit boven zowel het product van Telenet en Belgacom.

He is saying that a demo he saw for Microsoft's IPTV platform was really good. It happens to be that Indra and myself where members of the team at Alcatel who created this demo.
It's nice to see that our work gets appreciated :-)

vrijdag, februari 10, 2006

Bart Stassen helps out in New Orleans

One of our colleague developers took off to go and help out the people in New Orleans.

You can read and view all about it on his website:


It reminds me of the fact that our everyday work we all love, is just a way of trying to make time go by...

Bart, you're a great guy for doing this. Keep it up man!

woensdag, februari 08, 2006

Flash colorpicker Component

All free and for you to download.
A basic colorpicker component:

Download the fla here.

Mariah luv: part II (a work in progress)

The one and only non-virtual Mariah Carey wallpaper!

dinsdag, februari 07, 2006

Working on...

1. sshhhtt, top secret project...
/*the tower of power rules the universe...*/

2. cd-rom for Durabrik (a major contractor firm).
Pretty nifty stuff with databases, xml and on and on and on. You know how these things are now a days :-)
Indra is working this all out in components, it's gonna be really nice

vrijdag, februari 03, 2006

Flash 8, it's here! It's here!!

Finally, we all have our own copy of the sensational Flash8 release!

Look at it shining on my desk... hmmm

Depending on the cheering (jéééé Flash 8 is here) and the dancing that came along with this delivery, I must acknowledge the nerdness level in this office is extremly high!

woensdag, februari 01, 2006

Sweet (and oh so sad at the same time...)

Make no mistake... We REALLY do love Mariah Carey! (Meria luvvvv)

And we don't just talk about it, we actually do it :
/* yeah we are that kind of people,... really*/

This will be a major real life wallpaper, more on this to come!

Working on...

For the non believers... we are actually producing stuff here!

SeeingIsBelieving on tour does:

major 3d stuff

fixing groovy old skool banners

cool 'RoofViewer' application in flash8 pushing the boundaries of the ColorMatrix class, yihaa!

Gotta go now (work is waiting).
More to come, more to come....

Playlist for today

Murten's playlist for today:
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Rob De Nijs
  • Billy Joel
  • Spandau Ballet
  • Billy Idol
  • Laura Branigan
  • Milk Inc
  • Level42
  • Nat King Cole
  • Lionel Ritchie

Dreaming away... dreaming away... *sigh*...

maandag, januari 30, 2006

We made it trough the week-end, barely...

We made it through the week-end. Barely,... but we made it!

Here it is, Murten's playlist for today:

DHT (danger hardcore team)
this was Indra's (check the 2nd picture) former band.
We have a hardcore legend with us and we are proud of it!
Keith Urban
Fleetwood Mac
Marc Cohn
Ronan Keating

I'd like to say we rock...


donderdag, januari 26, 2006

Aren't we sweet?

Oh yeah we did it!

We just moved in, take a look at our multi-functional facilities.
Here we enjoy horse riding, intellectual conversations, swimming and backpack hiking and oh yeah, we work here too...