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Happy New Year

I know, I know… I give too little. If I made new year resolutions – well never mind. There has been considerable space-time since I last posted.

I started off my Summer biking to work at Hush over in DUMBO. Was the greatest [bike] commute of all my time. While on tour at Hush I was able to meet some great folks doing fantastic new media work. “Creative programming” is the future folks. Wish I could have spent more time there. Was only able to get my feet wet with this spot. Rented Houdini for the 3D. Composited in After Effects (which I didn’t do).

I did a little gig at Imaginary Lice… er, Forces which I won’t mention other than they don’t have enough good lunch spots around the facility. (Which is critical in choosing the facilities you want to freelance for in NYC).

For the last few months I’ve been locked up at The Framestore on a film titled, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, due out next summer. Sorry no pictures yet.

As good as it’s been I have move on. In fact, I’m moving to Seattle, Washington! That’s right – and – *gasp* I’ll be working for Microsoft. All I can say about this is that I’m thrilled to be working with the team that brought you the Xbox Kinect.

“And if I’m the man, Then you’re the man, and
He’s the man as well…”

What is up?!

Okay been a bit, what is new?! First it’s personal, then some pictures. For added effort, a couple links to some ‘Braindance’ and ‘micro house’ I would be caught listening to.

I’ve just completed my finals for an A.I. for Robotics class. Wow. It’s was a wonderful follow-up to my first class, Intro. to Artificial Intelligence. My brain has been stretched in good ways, and my Python programming chops are up.

It was fascinating to learn about what used to be a mysterious concept to me. I’m not sure how I’ll use my new found powers, but I’ll try and use them for good. Obama asked the nation to ‘get educated’ and I’m doing my part. Even better, both classes were free! If you have any interest in Computer Science (of which A.I. is part of) I suggest checking out UDACITY. It almost goes without saying but Khan Academy was part of these efforts.

Work – you gotta do it and I’ve been busy, working for Lowes while on duty at Mass Market apparently.

2 wide shots of garden carpet unrolling around 11 seconds in. Houdini, mantra, Nuke. Maya, Arnold.
http://youtu.be/iiFQTNJzWrU?hd=1

CG Sup. I got my hands all over this one, but the credit is certainly shared with my friends! Maya, Arnold, Nuke. Vray for door knobs.
http://youtu.be/YdHRPGcBOa8?hd=1

And just in case you’re not sure ‘what we did’.

Lastly, I can’t take any credit for the paint simulations (that was ILP), but I did the pre and post visualization. Don’t worry though, I’ll be getting my hands wet soon enough. Maya, Naiid, V-Ray, Nuke.

http://youtu.be/V0aPwhDDi7Y?hd=1

Now for some fuggin jams! This is typically the kinds of things I listen too while working. First some Braindance by Global Goon…

Then some ‘micro house’.
DJ more

More of the above here.

Getting to second base.

Preparing to take a picture from second base at Yankee's Stadium

Well, I never played anything but softball when I was in 2nd grade or something, yet somehow I’ve managed to find myself on holy ground at second base in the new Yankee’s stadium. And the majority of my teachers never thought I’d get anywhere (except for Judy Hemphill).

If you’re wondering WTF, well let me explain. Apparently you can’t actually make a commercial starring the Yankees and film at the stadium. You have to take an awesome ferry to Staten, shoot them there and fill in the stadium later in post. So, somehow, I got to be the lucky guy let onto the field to take reference photography. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a tri-pod out with me as the turf is worth more than the GDP of small countries or something.

Photo credit : Al Torres