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  1. jasfish


    FYI, if you're stuck at work .. you can go here and watch it for free. Might depend on who your broadband provider is though.
  2. Amen, to that. My boss frequently wants me to come up with 3-5 idea's for a projects .. and invariably it's the worst one that gets picked. I've gotten to the point where I try to limit that as much as possible. Plus, I work with ad people a lot, and you would think fellow "creatives" would understand something about the process .. but I'm amazed how often they don't get the boards I do .. or maybe it's just me
  3. Anyone up for Sunday? I'm free almost all day except between 3 and 6:30.
  4. Anyone up for meeting over the weekend? We're getting in on Friday and leaving late on Monday. I'm staying at the Luxor. First time in Vegas.
  5. When does anyone defend the COW here?
  6. jasfish

    As the Cow turns

    Go to http://generalspecialist.com/ and click on the comments.
  7. If it's long copy read it backwards .. it forces you to look at each word individually which helps to catch simple typos.
  8. Awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project
  9. just used this today .. wanted to say a big thanks for making this. great time-saver!
  10. I agree with most of that statement and that's why I don't think this is an effective spot. People might not switch .. but they should at least think about it, shouldn't they? Look at Target's branding .. pitch perfect most of the time. Unless you lived in the Midwest, you might not realize that not long ago Target was just another crappy brand .. maybe a step above Walmart. Dayton-Hudson was the main flagship. Target redoes their branding .. takes off, and Dayton-Hudson is no more .. it's the Target Corporation. It's now "cool" to shop at Target. You see a Target spot and almost instantly you know it's for Target. Visually, I think these are outstanding. But it doesn't have that Nike/Target branding to it. If they were really that effective, I would think it would make you interested in trying that coffee. It should create some kind of lust/attitude/want/cool factor .. isn't that also what advertising is about? This coffee doesn't seem the least bit interesting to me. Why should I want to drink it? But yes, I agree, it's a nice looking piece.
  11. Visually, it's a cool spot .. and the time they spent on it was insane. I don't know the target audience they were aiming for .. but as a coffee snob .. this doesn't make me want to drink that brand (not that it's available in the United States).
  12. I was one of the lucky ones who got to beta-test this .. and all I can say is this is a really great resource. Can't beat it for the money. I've worked in AE for a long time but rarely use expressions .. so this was a good primer. I've already taken some of what I learned and used it in a recent project .. so I would highly recommend these to anyone wanting to learn more about expressions. And no, Harry didn't bribe me to write this
  13. I don't know about anyone else .. but when I click on the link it says "contacting dailymotion.com" and then hangs there for 30-seconds or longer with nothing happening at which time I just give up.
  14. You have to admit .. that's kind of funny.
  15. Well, if someone is stupid enough to buy it more power to them, I guess. You see a lot of stuff like this on some of the stock motion sites.
  16. Thanks for sharing .. I've learned quite a bit from your scene files. Always appreciate it!
  17. Wow, this is really sweet .. thanks a lot Beaver.
  18. I think what RustyAce is trying to say is place a second camera in the scene, have it be in mirror, the facing the models, render the animation from the second camera, place that prerender in the space for the mirror, if your main camera is moving then you will have to invert the main cameras movement and put it on the second camera, copy the frames over and make the pluses minuses, and the minuses pluses.
  19. I was a member of BDA a couple of years ago .. and I might be going to this years conference. I wish it was more like it sounded like it used to be .. more geared towards designers. It seems a lot more management oriented now. I really wish there was an organization that catered exclusively to motion designers. The AE West conference a few years ago sounded really good .. but there just isn't that much like that anymore. I would totally join an organization that was specific to motion design. Maybe the BDA will get back to that one of these years As for what it would take to get involved .. it would be cool to see sessions/conferences that were more hands-on .. or behind the scenes oriented .. taking you through the whole process .. tips and tricks. The old "here's our work, let's talk about it" doesn't really work anymore since it's rare that you haven't already seen it on the web.
  20. Thanks for the replies. I ended up faking it via the scale method. For some reason, I forgot about that. But I was hoping someone had figured out an elegant way of doing the effect with rotation.
  21. Is it possible to rotate the individual type letters in the y axis and have them ripple on via an expression? It doesn't seem possible with the type animators since the rotate only works one way. Basically, I want each letter to start at -90 degrees and rotate to 0 .. with a short pause (1, maybe 2 frames) between each letter so each letter reveals one at a time. I know I can do this the brute force way .. one letter per layer, but I'd prefer to keep the type on one layer so it's easier to modify. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  22. I loved it every time a Simon Robson would comment and add something truly relevant .. but it seemed much more likely you'd get either fanboys or haters replying and adding nothing whatsoever.
  23. http://rebelsguide.com/dl/filmBurn_ffx.zip Stu Maschwitz has a nice blog .. he posted this freebie. Works pretty well as a film burn although maybe not what you're looking for.
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