I wrote two articles about IBC-related releases — Adobe’s new video app updates and HP’s new Z series workstations. You can read them both at Creative COW. I went to HP’s Ft. Collin’s location last week for a press event where these workstations were unveiled and it was lots of nerdtastic fun. I’d never been… Continue reading IBC Articles From Me
USE THE PEN. From the moment I stepped in the door at BCM, that’s all I heard from Walter. It was like a nerdier version of Obi Wan Kenobi. (Is that possible?) My work station is equipped with a Wacom Intuos 4 (I think) — which is very nice, both the product and the fact… Continue reading Successes and Failures in Editing with a Wacom Pen Tablet
Well, I wasn’t expecting to post about this for a few months, but since it was unveiled, I can now. I finished work on the opening title sequence for the upcoming film Ingenue, directed by Kate Chaplin. Kate decided to drum up some excitement by posting the sequence now while the film is still in… Continue reading Art of an Indie Title Sequence
I’ve been working on a project with a quick turnaround time for the last week. It was shot last Wednesday and Thursday, and will be presented next Tuesday. It’s essentially a training video with a 20 minute runtime. It’s very straightforward, but it’s still got challenges. It’s probably 97% chroma key footage mixed with a… Continue reading Flow, work, flow.
I made a video for work that has by our standards, kind of gone “viral”. It’s difficult to make a video go viral in our industry just because of the nature of what we do – unless a truck is ridiculously tricked out, or a semi is crashing, people don’t really spread it too much.… Continue reading Kind of viral?
For a project for work, I had to put together a snow globe. I looked into what other people had done in the past for snow globes and I had some issues. I didn’t think they looked quite right for my project. And I needed to zoom out from a video to reveal that the… Continue reading Traversing the snow globe
Today I was putting together a little motion graphics project for a promotional video at work. I work in corporate video, so extra creative projects don’t come by all the time. When I do get a project I can potentially put more creativity in to, I like to take the time to try some things… Continue reading Day/Dusk for Night Fun!
Before college, I had never used Adobe After Effects. The first time I opened it, my head exploded. I instantly hated it. My first project in AE was an animatic starring my mother, the lunch lady. It turned out pretty decently, but it frustrated me so much. It got lots of laughs during the showing,… Continue reading love/hate for after effects