Behind the computer
Geeky, I get it. But here's what I spend most of my time doing behind the computer. Animation, Visual Effects, Title Design, Sound Design, and lots and lots of rendering.
AuTec: Gold Recovery
The goal of the AuTec Gold Processing film was to demonstrate how gold gets removed from rock ore. From the start I knew the challenge of this project would be to communicate valuable scientific information in a fun and engaging way. I used After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Photoshop.
First I thoroughly learned how AuTec gold extraction works. Then I used that information to create an animated storyboard which I used to communicate my vision to the client. To the left is an example from the storyboard and the final image. I'm like, a crazy good drawer, I know.
From the beginning I knew I wanted to use 3D geometry and rendering extensively. This led me to more Cinema 4D elements than I've ever used in a project before. To the right are a few of the project setups.
Behind the lens
Thank god my mother let me steal her old Nikon D90 so often because otherwise I'm not sure I would have caught the shutter bug so hard. I love being behind both the motion and still camera.
What I'm Playing
Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi
Christmas season is a favorite of mine and I'm a sap for simple three piece jazz. This whole album plays on loop for me once December hits. But in anticipation of the season I'm trying to learn a few tunes from it. This is the first one I picked and has that lovely warm, cozy, blanket over your shoulders, fire in the chimney, and snow out the window feel. Despite being associated with the sad moments of Arrested Development, I find myself always smiling when hearing it.