Creating an intro for the Concerts on the square 2017

I’ve been at Wisconsin Public Television for almost a year now and as part of my duties here, I am responsible for Motion graphics, animation, and I’m also a producer for our grantors.  This last June I was asked to refresh the open animation for the first Concerts on the Square.  In this time-lapse you can see my creation process of the whole graphics package from open, title wipe, lower thirds, and credits.

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Creating the intro for the UW Varsity Band show 2017

As a Motion Graphics artist / Grantor producer for Wisconsin Public Television, theres times I’m asked to create animations for different shows, or projects.  In the past I got to work on the Eau Claire Jazz Fest 2016, and WI LIFE, and even helped develop the on screen graphics for Here & Now.

Back In April I got the chance to put together the opening graphics for the UW Varsity Band show.  The video of my time-lapse work as well as some specifics is below

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The future of Education and why I won’t teach courses at a college any longer.

For the last 5 years or so I’ve been lucky enough to travel the country and work with some incredible people at some amazing facilities.  I’ve helped set up studios large and small from a small auto parts manufacturer to a couple fortune 500 companies to one of the largest gaming and entertainment companies on the planet.  I’ve worked on some great productions and through all of those experiences I’ve learned how people learn, how they absorb information, and how to better build classes.

One of the key things I’m mostly passionate in my life is teaching and instructing.  I love sharing what I know and helping people through the different projects and skillsets.
In case you don’t know- Im a Adobe certified instructor that also works in Television at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison WI.  I used to love teaching classes at the local colleges but don’t believe its the right way to teach or learn right now and heres why-

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AFTER EFFECTS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING lesson 12- Edit this, Look at that

Edit this, Look at that- After effects procedural technique.

Learn the process of procedural compositions in after effects. Using this guide you will learn how to edit one asset while viewing the end result in real time.

Topics covered in this lesson:

0:15 What is ETLAT?
2:40 Locking Compositions
3:10 Separating Composition Windows
4:50 Always preview this view
7:25 Making changes in real time
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Works- Creating a character animation with duik

Recently I was asked to put together a short animation for the new 24/7 kids channel over at my work- Wisconsin public television.  DuIk is a tool I’ve wanted to learn and try for a little while, and this was the perfect way to start getting comfortable with it.

Here is a Time-lapse of my work animating the spot.  The completed spot can be seen on WPT kids channel over the next 2 years!

The characters were created by graphic designer Scott Stetson.
Music is Castlevania adventure Remix by Mcvaffe. (great work jams)

Apple Motion Professional Training series 07- Emitters

Learn the basics of building emitter systems in Apple Motion.
All emitters contain emitter cells, and a source for the cells, and the emitter system layer. Learn how to set colors, and emitter shapes, as well as opacity over life in this intro to emitters.

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