This is a selection of Animations and Games produced with Multi-Media production software.
This is an animated video created in Flash
Over a decade ago now, on September 11th, 2001, I was in the subway on my way downtown to the World Trade Center – like many other New Yorkers on a beautiful autumn day – when my subway car came to a sudden stop under 23rd Street. My fellow commuters and I clambered out into the street, and discovered a “New World Order” descending upon us, in an act of violence, perpetrated by radical muslims against our Western Civilization.
In an era when fierce tribalism is growing on all sides, and the friction between the three monotheistic religions is increasing the chances of a global military conflict, I have to ask publicly: What is our personal responsibility towards this threat against us? Should we prepare to sacrifice our sons as our Tribes go to battle? I cannot answer these questions for anyone but myself, and I do believe we must all ask this of ourselves at this time. Our enemy has already done so, (and answered the Call to Jihad.)
As a member of the “Western World”, and especially as a New Yorker, where we tolerate if not embrace our cultural differences, and share ideas about governing and how to conduct ourselves, I now feel threatened by an enemy who’s values seem alien to me. Threatened by an enemy that is driven by faith and ideology, and an utter contempt for the freedoms this we represent – as a country, as a culture, and as a Tribe of fellow citizens.
This video was created as a submission to a public contest – a great experiment in political activism within the creative community. Lot’s of design firms, professional and amateur videographers, and a few animators, were involved in this national competition founded by MoveOn.org. Entitled BUSH in 30 Seconds, the contest required submissions to adhere to very tight restrictions on activist-funded political messaging, and several creative restraints regarding formats and file sizes. One of these videos would be chosen by the internet-voting public on the MoveOn.org website and broadcast to the nation during Bush’s State of the Union speech coming this January, 2004.
Our own goal was to create a piece that spotlighted the conflict of interest in the Bush Administration’s policies towards the middle east. Is it about oil? Is it about 9.11? Or is it about our God being bigger than their God? (Only God knows the answer to that one.) Certainly, it’s clear President Bush views Islam as an Evil religion, and the various Middle Eastern cultures as either extremists or Terrorists.
This animation also takes it’s thematic cue from the popularization of “End of Times” fantasies being entertained widely within the Christian community. They’ve even got comic books about the Apocalypse for Christian teenagers now. Their uncritical embrace of this president needs to be examined from theological grounds and quickly, before he drags us ALL into a religious war against the entire people of Islam. Is this how Jesus would handle things? It’s about time Christians ask themselves this question.
(Coming soon as I can Re-Export it)
This is an interactive game created with Adobe Flash.
It allows the Player to “Help Commander Bush” kill all the Jihadi Joes attacking the Holy City of Jerusalem. Try to Shoot the militants as they approach the Wall. Watch out, because they’ll be coming at you in hordes!!!