For my 2010 appearance at Siggraph I presented an original technique I developed for creating a faux-fluid simulation of an open-water whirlpool using NewTek's Lightwave 3D. The technique, covered only briefly in this 20 minute demonstration, is very directable, renders quickly, and requires no plug-ins or third party applications.
The results of this demonstration were rendered in stereoscopic 3D.
Siggraph, short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques, is the largest conference of its kind. I’ve been presenting special animation techniques at Siggraph since 2006.
While working as the Assoc. Creative Director at Adconion Media Group I served as post-production/FX director for this fun 60 second spot promoting Smartclip, one of our sub-brands. On set I managed the placement of tracking markers, timing, and I'm even the guy pushing the bus-driver into place. In post I handled all of the screen replacements, the 3D, the motion graphics, the camera tracking and stabilization, retiming, color grading, sound editing, voice actor casting, and I also wrote the script. This video will be translated/localized for 13 markets and is currently airing on French television.
Glass Jar is an app for iPhone that lets users see their financial futures using the familiar interface of a calendar; it was released to the App Store in early September, 2012. I developed the concept, wrote all of the code, designed the user interface/experience (UI/UX), and produced all other graphic collateral including the logo, icon, website, and the fully CG animated promotional spot.