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  1. I'm sure this happens to most of you, everyone with a website idea, iphone app, ipad app, web development idea comes to you, assuming you can do it all. I wish I could... I've got some friends that have a great idea for an iPad app, and I'd like to know where to redirect them. After getting it patented, do you shop it around to some of the larger development shops? Try and contact individuals? Just curious, I'd love to have an answer for them.
  2. Thanks for the feedback, the audio levels were definitely off! Thanks for the heads up
  3. Updated my site and reel for 2011. I'd love some feedback on the site layout and reel. Thanks everyone! My Site Travis
  4. Hey everyone. I've updated my reel and portfolio for 2010. I'd love some feedback. Thanks! travisblain.com
  5. Also, we would be using a Sony HDCam F23
  6. I've been asked to do some research on this. We will need to turn the project around quickly, so the biggest advantage with this is that we could record straight to a hard drive. Are there better options? Is it worth it? Thanks for any help.
  7. Hey guys, I've updated my online portfolio and would love some feedback. Let me know what you think of the site/reel/selected work/anything else that deserves it! Thanks everyone travisblain.com
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    New Short Film

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Iline, were you referring to the film scratches and other effects used to make it look like old film? Because if you thought there was any datamoshing, that is just my poor compression. Although scratches and datamoshing are really similar when you get down to it. Ive been using Quicktime's basic H264 export for web, and it really crunches up a file.
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    New Short Film

    Thanks for the feedback. Everything was done in AE, I used the puppet tool for the heartbeat. I've gone back and forth with the intensity of the scratches. I like the effect, but yea, it can easily be overdone. I may need to revisit them, which is the great and terrible part of a personal project I guess, it's never final...
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    New Short Film

    Oops, sorry for the multiple posts. Hopefully they will be deleted.
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    New Short Film

    Hey everyone. I just finished a short film that I've been working on. Check it out, I'd love to hear some feedback. Mosquita
  12. It looks like you could do it with Cylinder
  13. 7 Airbags AND Fartpilot?!? Impressive
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    Maybe they just like Obama
  15. How about using Stroke under Layer Styles. Another trick I used to use is putting a few drop shadows on the layer at different angles. That would put a decent stroke around an alpha channel
  16. It's good to know that "Americans for Visual Literacy" is so well organized that they've managed to acquire their own yahoo account.
  17. I'd probably use reshape. That's worked for me when I need to morph something, although it pisses me off every time I use it, but it gets the job done.
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    Is this Legal

    That place sounds awesome!!
  19. Take the job, look at it as life experience and not just mograph experience. I'm assuming you're talking about moving to LA, so why not experience the "big city." Spend a year at that job, worst case scenario, you hate it, but you've lived in LA for a year. It sounds like you're in a rut, and taking a break from straight forward mograph might not be the worst thing. I just moved to NY, and I'm experiencing a lot of what you're afraid. High rent, making money, the feeling of "what the hell am I doing." Believe me, it's not that bad. If you're broke then it will give you an excuse to stay home and work on those skills that will make you a better designer/animator. Plus the simple joy of throwing caution to the wind can never be underestimated. Good luck to you
  20. I'm assuming you have a flat photograph. You need to do most of the work in photoshop. Separate the image into a few layers that you can expand on the z-axis once in AE
  21. I've always been a fan of yewknee's Summer Mix series. People just make mixes and post for free. I've had success with Rhapsody too. I'm a little wary of iTunes Genius for some reason, but I was curious about any tricks anyone might have to stumble onto new music. Always looking for some new methods
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    Aspect Ratio

    Yea, I've worked with it before. I guess you can either sacrifice some quality by stretching the anamorphic out horizontally, or have everything letterboxed. In my experience letterboxing after the fact can be a real pain when you're trying to keep the composition's original integrity. I'm sure you already know all this though, just stuck between a rock and a hard place and hoping there's a magic answer. Oh but there never is...
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    Aspect Ratio

    If the final output is 4x3, why not just crop the sides of the 16:9?
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    Reel Critique

    Thanks for the feedback, what would you consider filler? The repetition of certain projects, or specific projects in the reel?
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    Reel Critique

    I've just started freelancing, and am making an effort to get out there in the digital world instead of lurking around and reading everyone's comments. Enjoy... or hate, let me know. Thanks www.travisblain.com
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