I started learning the art of digital visual effects as I began practicing motion design a decade ago. At the time, I was becoming more familiar with Adobe After Effects, which felt a lot like if Photoshop and Flash had a baby. Being pretty well-versed in both of those programs, I enjoyed After Effects a lot.
After graduating from the GSU design program, my friends and I embarked on an ambitious music video for local rock group Amsterdam Station called Zombie Killer, where we pushed our skills to the limit.
We all enjoyed the end product a lot, and I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. I honed my VFX skills over the years working on projects at Superlux while also directing my own VFX-laden independent films
Visual Effects Project Experience
Over the years, I have worked on a variety of different VFX projects including things like:
- VFX Supervision (On-set and pre-shoot consulting)
- Green screen background replacement and set extension
- Phone and device screen replacement
- Planar motion-tracking
- Camera Solving
- Tracking 3D objects onto actor’s bodies
- Compositing 3D objects into footage
Software & Skills
I like to begin any VFX heavy job with heavy story-boarding. It helps to plan out a shot so that is able to be effected within the budget of a project, and helps the cast and crew on-set to visualize the end-product that we are building.
For generating and compositing digital VFX, I typically use this software:
- Adobe Creative Suite
- After Effects
- Premiere Pro
- Cinema 4D