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  • Birthday 11/26/1986

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    <p>Freelance motion designer & illustrator in beautiful Portland, OR.</p>
  1. sbtread Getting mixed results, seems to be a lot of "attract customers" type of marketing videos.
  2. Hey guys. Trying to find examples of animations on large scale monitors in public spaces. Think of when you go to a museum, and they have subtle animations going on when they're not being interacted with. Sort of like a fancy screensaver (dare I use the word!). THANK YOU all in advance! Having a rough time finding inspiration,
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    2011 Reel

    I totally thought you were talking about something in the reel. Ha!
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    2011 Reel

    Hey @thekinginyellow I'm not sure what you mean...could you elaborate?
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    2011 Reel

    Thanks Blinky! Really need feedback, much appreciated. I can see what you mean. I worry about making it look like cut off but it does seem to settle too much between frames. I could see cuts more blending in from one action to another.
  6. I'd say cut it down a bit, but lovely otherwise.
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    2011 Reel

    Hello Mographers, About a month ago the department I was in dissolved & have since started to go freelance. I'm very very new to this freelancing business & so I made a new reel to promote myself. I'd LOVE it if you could give me some constructive criticism. I have thick skin, so please be honest. And of course, if you have any freelancing tips that would be great too Thank you in advance! http://emilyskaer.com/#2443911/Reel-2011
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    1st Reel

    Cut the reel WAAAAAYYYY down, and yeah I would definitely ditch the music. Just keep exploring different ways of motion & expanding your style. You seem to know a lot of technical skills, but really need to branch out and try new things...keep at it!
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    Grad work

    On the whole: good work, nice site! Specifically, though, the site seems to be a bit cramped. Perhaps having different branches for each type of work would help that problem, and more spacing (especially from the header of the site). Love the idea of the instruction manual!!! Very very clever. My favorite piece was the "Mad award bumper", nice. However, some of the other work seemed a bit jerk-y. Try playing around with your keyframes (believe me, this has been a problem that has plagued my own work, so i know how frustrating keyframes can be!!)
  10. Good sense you've experimented a lot. I don't know why, but i hate that bunny. I watched the original & I don't really get it, probably because the bunny isn't cut up in photoshop, just cropped. The background is pretty cool though! Not sure why that bunny bugs me so much. Are these assignments or some commissioned work? Nice diverse palette you got there, shows you know 2&3D as well as how to experiment with color.
  11. I'd definitely say it's going to be a stretch to put a good reel together with such short work...the opening is so nice it almost outshines your other stuff. I'd say if you don't have time to invest in a whole bunch of other projects since you're trying to get a job/meet a personal deadline, try doing some experiments & putting them in. If you do have time, I'd make more work and focus on combining it into what you already have. Your work is well done, just need more to create a filling reel. Good luck, can't wait to see more!
  12. Wow, thank you everyone for posting!! Sorry to ask redundant questions, but I really wanted to make sure I was getting specifically 3D answers & which one is best for specific work. So thanks for responding regardless!! Plus, hey, software changes all the time and unless you're immersed in that culture & know the latest news (not me) it's hard to keep up on new developments. Plus plus since software is soooooo expensive (especially for a new grad with over $40,000 in debt!) and sooo time-intensive I am really glad you guys gave me such fantastic advice. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
  13. Ok, so as a recent grad of undergrad I'm finding that most motion graphics postings require knowledge of 3D. While I did do Maya for a bit (still have the program, version 7.0), I remember it being pretty difficult. What I need from you experts out there is an opinion: if I'm going to head back into the world of 3D, which program should I invest my time into? I know different ones are good for different things, if anyone could give me advice I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much mograph!
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    2009 Reel

    Lots of strong work, but needs to be cut down a loooooot. By dragging work out you don't give it the credit it deserves.
  15. Very well done!! Professional, good lighting and makeup, all details have been considered. Only thing was the text "not a one night stand..." thing was a bit cheesy, but I really can't think of an alternative. Perhaps if she was still moving during this? That's the only thing setting it apart from the rest of the film. Hmmm.... Other than that detail, the music works, the way you incorporated all the time & effort by documenting all the people running around like chickens with their head cut off works wonderfully.
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