A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project

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Just launched the website for A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project.  The brainchild of composer Christopher Lennertz, the idea was to take 25 film composers and create a symphonic work based on a traditional Haitian melody. Proceeds from sales of the resulting album will be sent to the Hands Together charity to benefit Haitian earthquake victims.  I built the site with a WordPress framework, and heavily modified a pre-existing template. The biggest challenge on the site was to connect …

Watchmen

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In the interest of full disclosure: I never read Watchmen, the ground-breaking graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.  Released back in 1986, the 12-part series revealed a darker, grittier alternate universe, in which superheroes existed, and helped us win the Vietnam War, but now we’re closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union.  Five-term president Richard Nixon has outlawed masked vigilantes, and now most of the former “Watchmen” group have retired – but when The Comedian (a former …