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Monday, August 5, 2013

My Little Iron Man: Jarvis Liam is Born


To celebrate the birth of my first-born son Jarvis Liam (Familiar name? Yeah, I named him after Tony Stark's British English-speaking A.I.), I hereby present to you my first ever photomanipulation edit which I dedicated to him. This is the Version 1.0 Interface of his little Ironman suit and of course, sooner or later, I will delve more into "Iron Man" and other Superhero-inspired photoshop works soon   This is to commemorate the mircale of life: my son who has started to inspire to revive Pixelrocket blog into a refreshing form :) Let's blast on and see you again soon my blog readers!  Follow Me in Instagram: @pixelrocket_edits for photo edit updates. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The End of the World isn't Coming (The Elemental Photomanipulation)



After a long hiatus from doing photomanipulations, I'm back with a new series which I playfully called "SQUARED DREAMS". As the title suggests, it's a photoshop work done in square format. Why did I decide to shift from the normal landscape measurements? It's because I found the square figure a powerful form. For one, it gives focus and the other it gives me a smaller area to work on thus challenging my creativity with the limited space. To start off my series, here's THE ELEMENTAL, an image inspired by the Mayan "End of the World" brouhaha which suggests that our dear Earth will face it's impending doom come 12.21.12. My photomanip work though doesn't reflect the usual apocalyptic forces like a quakes, tsunamis, zombies and meteor showers to name a few. But I depicted it by creating a "Save the Earth from Doom" fantasy and mechanical theme with my photography taken years ago. The image connects with Earth matters, Mother Nature and its elements that give hidden meanings in our subconsciousness. It doesn't reflect the "Saving the Earth" concept directly and I  like it to stay mysterious as well as suspenseful. Hope you like this... (Click to Enlarge images) 







The End of the World isn't Coming (The Elemental Photomanipulation)


After a long hiatus from doing photomanipulations, I'm back with a new series which I playfully called "SQUARED DREAMS". As the title suggests, it's a photoshop work done in square format. Why did I decide to shift from the normal landscape measurements? It's because I found the square figure a powerful form. For one, it gives focus and the other it gives me a smaller area to work on thus challenging my creativity with the limited space. To start off my series, here's THE ELEMENTAL, an image inspired by the Mayan "End of the World" brouhaha which suggests that our dear Earth will face it's impending doom come 12.21.12. My photomanip work though doesn't reflect the usual apocalyptic forces like a quakes, tsunamis, zombies and meteor showers to name a few. But I depicted it by creating a "Save the Earth from Doom" fantasy and mechanical theme with my photography taken years ago. The image connects with Earth matters, Mother Nature and its elements that give hidden meanings in our subconsciousness. It doesn't reflect the "Saving the Earth" concept directly and I  like it to stay mysterious as well as suspenseful. Hope you like this... (Click to Enlarge images) 


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Tame Your Sound" Photomanipulation


*See The Making below...
Tools: Photoshop CS5 I Mac OSX Lion I Wacom pen and tablet

My intro will be lesser this time for i wanted to highlight the Final and behind the scenes images. This photomanipulation was borne out of a request. Thanks to Ralph Ledesma and his photo taken by Fiel Efenio that I was able to come up with another challenging yet satisfying photomanip that is both mysterious and cute, in a sense. Inspire by the Japanese culture Kawaii and robotics (and maybe transformers), I gathered some juice of creativity for a taming scene. Think of a bulldog being taken out for a walk but this bulldog seems fierce in built but has the cuteness upclose (see the earphone ear I installed on it). Hope you'll be inspired by this image..

THE MAKING...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Astro: a sci-fi animated Save the Date



Inspired by Apple's advertising mantra "Think Different", I was challenged to develop a science-fiction based Wedding Teaser for lovely couple Jaevi and Brian Lim. It was in busy December and their big day was fast approaching. I believe that creativity usually is pushed to greater heights when one is pressured. Too many ideas can drown you but with quick decisions and a splash of hardwork it is always possible. And ASTRO, became a possibility. Jaevi and Brian are now expecting their first baby. Congratulations.
(Watch on an iPad) This video is available in my iPad interactive portfolio.. you may download Adobe Content Viewer App then use my Adobe ID account: georgepontinojr@gmail.com with Password: frogprince

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pre-Nuptial Photomanipulation for Jun and Che (A fantasy adventure) Part 1

Weddings are undeniably special. That's why it takes months to prepare a wedding. Couples encounter a massive amount of information overload and decision-making like, for example, in choosing the theme of their once-in-a-lifetime wedding day. And for couple Jun and Che, they have chosena fairy-tale-inspired theme and specifically that of Rapunzel. Challenging to realize but of course it has the magical and lasting appeal not only to the couples to the future guests as well. And to realize that magic, we went to a secret island, 3 hours away from the city, and we had exclusive adventures that of course paved ways to great photography and concepts.
Attached are some photos featuring our adventure and the behind the scene of one of the prenuptial photomanipulations.

BTS SCREENSHOT. One of the pre-nuptial photomanipulations (30% Done as of this writing)


AQUA ADVENTURE. Boat ride to the Secret island


FANTASTIC PLACE. One of my shots of the couple. The island is really a site to behold. This image will be converted soon into a photomanipulation


SERENE SANDBAR. Photography and Videography sessions during sunset
(Shown are photographer Iyo Gaudite and videographer Edgar Pama)


2ND DAY. The bride's make up session by Carlos Durana


This is just a teaser and final photomanioulations will be posted soon.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

UNLEASH THE DRAGON IN YOU Bruce Lee Machine 2011 and 2012 versions

2012 Version of my Bruce Lee Machine (See 2011 version below)





Bruce Lee turns 71 on Oct. 27 2011 and as a fitting tribute, I planned for something unusual and that's a Steam Punk-inspired Bruce Lee re-evolution machine. An martial arts icon that influenced an era and has a legacy living through the years from different media, Bruce Lee's spirit is here to stay. And to complete that, I used the photo I shot of my good friend Christian Aldana. As for the "camoes" there is good friend Jimm Malvar as the journalist/photographer. ShuffleBot (a fun robo costume created by Skippy Gustilo of Bacolod city, Philippines) appears as the machine operator. For the effects, I manually used lightning and smoke to give life to the industrial look. And for the glass case, I used a drinking glass photo which I added some bubbles to create an aqua-capsule feel to it. :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Zombie Attack - Profile Pic Hunting

Model: Me and and My Hands...haha :D
Photomanipulation by George Pontino Jr

BEFORE
As a zombie movie fanatic, making a zombie photomanipulation is one image editing work I should and will do. There's this apocalyptic image in my head that somehow echoes everytime I look at my "Doc" photo which was shot by a good friend. So, what I did is shot my hands acting as a zombie and with inspiration from The Walking Dead, I was able imagine the Zombie era..greenish and scratched film look...(see AFTER image)


AFTER
With the advent of Iphone apps like Instagram, the film look was revived to a new generation of photo enthusiasts. I was hooked to the point I used that mood here using textures and corroded film in Photoshop. I'm happy with the final image but I'm still planning to keep the "realistic" one :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"Mind your Own Business, Coz Business is Good Up Here" (The Living Anime part 2)



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One of the biggest challenges in Photomanipulation is the visualization process. And it's no joke when you wanted a great idea that would simply cross the line between reality and fantasy. Now, with 'BULLY-PROOF and DARK ART Formula', "Mind your Own Business, Coz Business is Good Up Here" is the 2nd part of my The Living Anime project and it shows how the extreme word doesn't only connotes how many layers or light effects present in an image, how I visualized the idea that has "come to life" but also how extreme the title gets :P (It is simply a bully-smasher-Casey Heynes-inspired and it is Anti-bullying esp these days the cyberworld and real life have lots of it.) As for creativity for my Pixelrocket blog, that idea of course projects extreme approach and sky is the limit idea. :) The image stars Cosplayer Sheila Guerrero, a winner of 1st Animotion Cosplaying contest held at 888 mall event center in Bacolod City, Philippines. Watch out for more 'bully-proof extreme photomanipulations' as inspired by Casey Heynes. They "KICK ASS!" (^_^) INSPIRE/ASPIRE! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Living Anime project is finally Here....

WALLPAPER


THE MAKING (click to enlarge)


After 3 years of waiting, The Living Anime project is here. Every week, I'll gonna share fresh photomanip images and feature visualization process just like my past works. Hopefully, I can continue to inspire you guys :) Behold, the first part of the Living Anime series with our model Kaye Uy aka Bianz Tinta, her cosplay nick. She's a member of Tinta Productions, a cosplayer group based in Bacolod City, Philippines :) Forest Fantasy is featured in the Daily Inspiration no. 31 of Shadowness.com Check it out: http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-31

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