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About daveglanz

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  • Birthday 06/15/1976

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    Chevy Chase, MD
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    wife, daughters, movies, floppy-eared dogs, coffee

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  • About Me
    A bicentennial-baby, Dave was born in Pittsburgh, moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, & immediately transferred back to Pittsburgh for undisclosed reasons all before the age of 2. He spent his formative years playing with Legos, building tree-houses and reading "Calvin and Hobbes" books. At the age of 13, Dave gave up a lifelong dream of becoming a magician to conquer the world of VHS action-movie extravaganzas. On a whim, he created the original and best 3rd sequel to an Indiana Jones film with an RCA Camcorder and an Argentinean in 1992, using a broken Atari cable as a bullwhip and his father's leather jacket.<br>  <br> After traveling around the world in 100 days, Dave graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Film Studies degree and a handful of epic 8mm films set to the soundtrack of Raising Arizona. He joined AmeriCorps® soon after graduation, journeying to the far reaches of eastern-Pittsburgh to tutor high school students, while producing videos for literacy programs.<br>  <br> Taking a detour into the world of web design, Dave taught himself to design and animate at the school of Barnes & Noble. He moved to Washington, DC in 2006 to work with HZDG in Rockville, designing sites for clients in need of massive amounts of unholy Flash-iness. Moving on to broadcast design, he now works in DC, doing work for TLC, AFI, History Channel, Travel, and PBS. In his spare time, he can be found with his wife, Michelle, talking fondly about his beagle, Sparky, watching movies, and listening to mopey rock.
  1. I would probably stick to using the built in Morph-Camera option. Basically the same thing.
  2. Here's my advice. Do a video screen capture, and put it inside a comp in After Effects. Scale it down, and try to recreate it - just for learning purposes. Go frame by frame to see how they achieved the movement.
  3. If your'e charging day rates, those range anywhere from 400-800 USD depending on skill and location. Mid-range, 500-600, experienced, 600-800. Junior, probably as low as 300-450/day.
  4. Looks like a simple ease in/ease out to me. Have you tried the curve editor? You can also attach a camera to a null and overshoot the keyframes to add more drift.
  5. @mo_mograph1 there are plenty of places to learn. Go to a bookstore to start (assuming there's one still open!). Check out anything you can find on the principles and fundamentals. Take some screen grab videos of animation that you like, and break it down and study the speed, timing and design. Some youtube channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR4oFFjKQKHj_fCOkBLH61w https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFGxWhhczNhEMeygMuwNqQ EJ's stuff - a bit intermediate but still some of the best of course: http://eyedesyn.com Check out Carey Smith's (free and/or paid) lessons: http://www.division05.com Probably worth checking out the archives of Andrew Kramer for VFX and motion graphics: http://videocopilot.net
  6. If you go to school, it should be for something more general. Design, fine art, etc. Business? Something useful. Everything else you can learn online, on your own, or on the job.
  7. I went ahead and shelled out for this: http://www.wacom.com/en-us/products/pen-computers/wacom-mobilestudio-pro It'll be my first time using Windows since...the late 90s?
  8. Good post Aleksey - thanks for putting it up!
  9. Best way to start building a reel is to give yourself projects, and offer to do them for people. Where do you live? Are you near any ad agencies? Churches, non profits, local businesses?
  10. Oh, and as luck would have it, here's one from today! http://motionographer.com/2016/02/11/process-the-feel-good-bakery/
  11. This is close, but probably not exactly what you're looking for: http://motionographer.com/2014/07/18/best-tutorial-ever/
  12. Quicklook works again in El Capitan (with videos and everything else). Other than that, I'm not having any major issues with CC 2014, 2015 or Cinema 4D.
  13. Danmarker - hop on the hastagmotion design Slack - http://hashtagmotiondesign.com. Adobe has a rep there who has been answering a lot of questions, including the issue you mentioned.
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