As many of you know I am all about experimentation. The best way to learn something is to jump right in with a goal and start opening your mind to the process. That process may be clicking buttons until something works, or using what you have learned in the past to help guide your decisions. Whether it is Step-By-Step videos, Tutorials, or Project files, you will find them here.
MAKING A CG SHORT | EP. 01 | STORYBOARDS AND STYLEFRAMES
I've decided that I am going to document the making of my new cg short film. Both to motivate me to keep working on it during any freetime I might have, and to allow myself to fuck around with my new Sony a7iii. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sorry for the shitty audio btw, I am going to do a different setup for the next video to limit the echo. It was intense in my office for some reason. Thanks for watching!
In this first episode, we go through some quick, rough storyboarding and start gathering some initial ideas. After we have a start with our direction, we move to looking at potential styleframes to end the video.
Developing An Eye For lIGHT | Pt. 1
I AM POSITIVE LIGHTING IS MUCH EASIER THAN YOU PROBABLY THINK IT IS! 🙌🙌🙌 SURE, LIGHT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE LIKELY TO FIGHT AGAINST, WHICH IS ENTIRELY TYPICAL. IT SUCKS, I KNOW. LIGHTING WASN’T ALWAYS WHERE I FELT AT HOME. BUT GIVEN HOW ESSENTIAL IT WAS TO MAKING MY TURDS SHINE, I BEGAN TO FOCUS ALMOST ENTIRELY ON UNDERSTANDING THE LINK BETWEEN LIGHT AND MESSAGING. THIS WILL BE A SERIES OF OPINIONS OBVIOUSLY, SO TAKE WHATEVER INFORMATION YOU FIND VALUABLE AND MODIFY IT FOR YOUR OWN WORKFLOW. OH, IT’S ALSO A MULTI-PART SERIES! 😍
The Truth About Building Story
WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING YOUR WORK STAND THE TEST OF TIME, BUILDING A STORY AROUND IT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE IT’S LONGEVITY. WE ALL KNOW IT, (OR AT LEAST WE SHOULD) AND WE ALL SHOULD IMPLEMENT THEM INTO OUR OWN WORK, (BUT FOR SOME REASON MOST OF US DON’T). BUT WHY IS IT SO SCARY, AND WHY IS IT SO HARD?
SIGGRAPH 2017 - Creating Cinematic Scenes with volumetrics
In this live presentation from Siggraph 2017, I show how Octane volumetrics can help create amazing cinematic environments. I also show how to achieve cinematic lighting and scene setups utilizing a bit of film theory. Plus, If you don't know anything about VDB's, then this video is for you!
Step-By-Step - Realistic Planet Atmosphere in C4D / Octane
Here is a lengthy Step-By-Step will all of the nonsense. Follow me as I create a pretty legit Planet Atmosphere from Cinema 4d / Octane Render. It's long, but you may learn something cool along the way. Enjoy!
Step-By-Step - The Deep Void Collection_ZIMMER
A full-length video of my experimentation process that you can follow, and hopefully learn something from. This is meant to be a raw look at the process, not a tutorial. This technique may look difficult at first glance but holy hell its simple as fuck. Have Fun!
Step-By-Step - The Deep Void Collection_SIX
A full-length video of my experimentation process that you can follow, and hopefully learn something from. This is meant to be a raw look at the process, not a tutorial. It's long, but you may learn something cool along the way. Enjoy!
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