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.
I was approached by Space Pixel to help develop a fun new mobile app for the logging and rating of beers. How could I say no? Beeer was conceived and designed by Space Pixel leaving me to handle the code for both iOS and Android. The app also features an online component that I worked with Jesse Barrueta and Mike Brannigan to create. Among the various stand out features are the "Wheel of Beeer" which allows the accurate recording of flavor profiles with a fun and clear interface, and the "Wall of Beeer" where the community's Beeers are collected and aggregated. Beeer is available now in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store in both ad-supported free flavor and $.99 full flavor.
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.