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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bellevue Mall Saturdays.

Note To Self: They kick you out at 6:00PM on Saturdays.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Zipline Tractor Tire TireSwing

After 3 months of work my zipline tractor-tire tireswing is complete.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Before I Cover My Walls

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gummy Bear Massacre

This is you:


Drunk At Bar

Friday, November 26, 2010

Anything You Want

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sketch Yo

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sketchy Characters at Bellevue Mall


Pictures drawn at work.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Take On RoterSand

This is actually an old video I made with After Effects, however, It was put on youtube before I got a professional account. So for the sake of ease of access, I am posting it here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Organizing the pieces together.

Here is what I have so far. I am going to take on the rest of the song. But before I do I am going to plan this out more thoroughly. Since, from here on out a lot of the lyrics repeat. So I want to make pre-comps that can be used over again. I also want to plan out for instrumental/non-lyrical intermissions/breaks within the song.

Thoughts on Efficiency

Next After Effects Video Guidlines:

1. Split up into multiple after-effects files.
2. Do NOT offset your music file EVER. It makes lining up footage from multiple
files really difficult.
3. Main comp should be named A01_MAIN_P# ex(A01_MAIN_P2)
A01 == So your main comp can be easily found at top of library.
MAIN == So you know it is your MAIN comp for this after effects file.
P2 == It is PART two of your overall collection. (Music video split over multiple files)

4. Pick out ALL fonts before you begin.
5. Make a dope sheet of the ENTIRE song.
6. Test the dope sheet to make sure it is accurate by flicking on and off a SOLID
to the lyrics. (And also make it change color if neccessary.
7. Make a BEAT sheet. Same as dope sheet. But look for patterns in the music.
Test in similiar way to dope sheet. Change the SOLID's color depending on what section of the music vid you are in.

8. Make a grid. Do thumbnails on gridpaper of the same resolution.
Then make sure your thumbs match the final.

NOT sure about number 9.
9. Make a signle comp with the text doing exactly what you want it to do. No effects. Just correct font, correct size, and correct animation.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pleasure is dead

I am done with the "Pleasure is dead" segment. I had after effects crash on me while I was working on it and lost everything. So I decided to take it as an opprotunity to do this segment in a new after effects file. The only problem is, when I offset my dope sheet to start on frame #1 of the new file... I did something wrong. Good news is, I animated MORE than I needed, not less. Compressing the time to get it in sync will be no problem.

Inky Ink

Shot reference with grissom today. Here is something she touched up in
after effects really quick.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Starving For

I know you're starving for...

Under My Skin. Timed out.

now timed out to the lyrics. And some words lightened up for visual impact.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Under My Skin

Step1: Block in the effect.

Timing will be adjusted later with a time remap

Img_Tube Script Work

Working on creating a scrolling marquee from a video file via max script.
The final product will be a brain made of text that unravels.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

With time remap fix, better, but still some half frames

So, I have words that strobe on and off every other frame.
I fixed the time remap. It looks better... But still some frames did not come out correctly.
I will have to render a PNG sequence and see if the problem is a framerate conversion between
the original video and the original....

Note to self: Animators may work in 24 frames per second.... But you should probably work in whatever frames per second your final output medium is...

Which... NTSC is 29.9999999999999999 right?

hey... at least with the chaotic grungy feeling I am going for...

maybe I can get away with not being so precise this time.

Time Remap Results in Half Frames.

So, the time-remap resulted in half frames at the end of the movie.

Hence why the strobing does not strobe on some of the beats at the end.

unfortunately, the solution to this is to have one layer per time you want

an animation to loop. Time-remap will not make half-frames if you only have

one time re-map key per layer.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

After Effects Combi-Test04

Friday, June 4, 2010

Testing 123

So, I am using the PolygonRunner blog to document my search for answers.
I am basically using it like a huge note pad. Or a huge scrap of paper.
It is usefull to me because it gives me a chronologically structured layout
for information.

Rather than the catagorical structure that exists on my hard drive.

How do I explain it?
"I found tutorials on how to set pixels about a month ago... Let me find it on my blog."

Sometimes it's easier to find things this way.

This blog shall be used only to show off things that I've accomplished.
As fat guy who made the movie psycho once said:
"Films are life with all the boring parts cut out."
And so this blog shall embody the same principle.