Hi all -
Major update. After
working double shifts everyday on 5 different jobs for 4
weeks, I got hit with the flu right after the last delivery.
way to spend my time while sick than to work on my reel ;).
following has been updated:
- A new project, VH1, has
been added to the composite section. Click here to see it.
Reel and resume has been updated to incorporate this and
redesigned with the website colors.
- I added
photos to photo section that include my entire movie poster
collection (231 so far).
- I dug up an old video clip of the Howard Stern Radio Show
and Goodnight Moon and added them to the comp and animator
- General fixes. I brightened the blue text and
reduced the file sizes on the thumbnails so they load faster.
It was nice to do the VH1 project. Out the the 5 projects
I worked on last month, this was the only one worthy of writing
home about. No offense to the people I worked on the other
projects with, but the other stuff I doubt any of you will
ever see. Not
to mention VH1
Pen vs Pencil, but I didn't get paid for that.
VH1 was a 3D animation in After Effects (AE). That may not
mean much to a lot of you but basically I pushed AE to the
limits and used techniques that it really wasn't designed
to do so I may achieve a certain look. Sure, AE has had the
3D ability for a little while now, but it's not the most
ideal program for this sort of thing. This was a full blown
3D scene with hundreds of layers. Check it out. It's cool.
I was also able to organize my photos. I've never liked the
auto page makers for photos that are around. They don't give
you the design control that
I need. Basically what I mean is I want the pages to match
the look of the rest of my site, so I had to create completely
customized pages. It took a little longer, but I don't have
many photos to display in the landscapes and for the posters,
it's just the initial set up. When I add more (and I will),
I'll be easy to do. If I ever decide to put up dozens of
images, then I'll have to
this works and it's exactly the look I want.
Oh, and on a personal note, this weekend Alison and I
are celebrating our first anniversary. I can't believe it's
been a year...I can't wait to see if that cake in the freezer
is still good.
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