From Orbit to Street Level

My sister-in-law had created a video for each of her sons when they graduated from high school. These videos were basically the kind of slideshow that almost every off-the-shelf consumer-grade video production application can do out of the box, which isn’t to…

YouTube Summer Camps

On the surface level, this seems like the kind of zeitgeisty opportunistic cash-grab we’ve come to expect from 21st-century shysters: Find something that’s insanely popular with kids that their parents probably don’t “get” (i.e. complain about in terms of “when I was…

Hold Your Fire

Well, this works, but it’s certainly not going to win any awards. I was looking through my YouTube subscriptions for a VFX tutorial on how to make a glowing something in the hand so it looks like the person is holding it.…

A Mograph/VFX Wishlist

Even from where I sit in my amateur chair there is a few “add on” packages for my burgeoning motion graphics and VFX hobby that I would really, really love to have. Here’s two. Trapcode Particular Trapcode Particular is the “gold standard”…

Guild Wars 2 Hero Card

I don’t know why I got the urge to make something like this; It’s kind of a form popularized by the Borderlands game series whenever a new character is introduced. I don’t have as much control over the characters as the developers of Borderlands…

Kinetic Number Cycling

I am in the process of coming up with a unified set of live streaming alerts for use with StreamLabs and needed a kinetic widget for the alert display. I’m still following my high-tech motif, and high-tech UI generally have a lot…