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.…

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…

Pencil Sketch Reveal

For my daughter’s high school graduation, we’re making her a scrapbook of her life so far. In addition, it’s become a family tradition to make a video scrapbook as well. Of course, I have to outdo my sister-in-law, who made two template-driven…

Sci-Fi UI

If there is one effect set that I need, it’s sci-fi user interface elements. In any movie or TV show that’s set in even a moderate future, there’s always a UI that’s filled to the edges with indecipherable widgets, graphs, meters, and…