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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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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Why I’m breaking up with Vimeo

It’s not me, It’s you.

Why I’m breaking up with Vimeo.

It wasn’t long ago that there were a lot of different choices when it came to hosting and sharing video online. It seemed like there was a new video sharing service popping up every so often and one by one they all disappeared leaving really only two for me to choose from- YoutTube and Vimeo.

It’s hard to find someone that isn’t familiar with YouTube. A service that originally started as an eBay competitor that now has “YouTube” stars making 6 figures and a viable distribution/streaming/entertainment/ educational platform. Everyone knows about YouTube/ everyone can use YouTube, and it’s very popular. Which were all great reasons to NOT use YouTube, and instead use Vimeo.

So hold on, I thought this was a break up letter, where did things go wrong?

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