Visual Effects

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
  • Rotoscoping

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
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
  • Cinema 4D
  • Blender