Flash based Student Portfolio Website. I photographed a remote area of Alaska during the summer solstice. 8 photos taken from my Nikon D70 were stitched together to form a single image. The foreground, mid and background were seperated into layers and saved as transparent .png images. They were imported into Flash as seperate layers and custom mouse interaction and parallax code allowed the scene to appear realistic. Randomized clouds moved behind the hills to give a sense of motion and reality. When the scene moves towards the left, the lens flare from the sun rotates into position. The project icons animate into position virtually infront of the whole scene. They also blur similar to depth of field and fly into focus. The custom mouse code comes from very first portfolio website (sixspeedmedia.com 2003) where I allow the content to automatically scroll in relation to the mouse position in a way that lets them see content off screen. In the case of the parallax scene, the mouse allows the user to see my projects by simply moving the mouse across the scene. A motion blur effect was also added to the project icons and varies based on the mouse acceleration values.