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  1. I'm not sure you really need to have both navigations... although i see what you're doing. Perhaps they just need to be the same order. Other than that the site does the job.
  2. oh wait.... i think it only applies if you are an individual or partnered LLC.. I think you in the clear if you are incorporated.
  3. hmmm... I'd be careful and I wouldn't count on people not seeing it. 500 views is also a random number that philmadelphia just made up. The real answer is you don't know who is going to look at your site; and at the end of the day you're using footage that was stolen. Not cool. Could you get away with it? Sure, probably. But what you're saying is that any copyrighted material like Films, Sporting events, commercials etc.. can be used in demo reels w/ no questions asked because you are not selling "the promo" and are just exhibiting your skills. I disagree; you are selling your skills by using footage that you could never produce yourself.
  4. Smart words sao. I wanted to start a site similar to this years ago. It never materialized for this exact reason. We were afraid of slandering companies. Or the companies claiming that we were slandering their image even if it was justified or true. Although I think a site or database like this should exist; it sure does seem sketchy when you take responsibility running and maintaining the site. the guy from ripoffreport.com I believe had many lawsuits against him. He starting bribing companies saying he would remove comments on his site for a fee. That certainly got him in trouble.
  5. yeah, harrison is a cool little town. I almost rented an apt there before I got the place I"m in now. if you like indian food tandoori is right around the corner in port chester..
  6. I'm moving out of my 2 bed apartment in Valhalla. We're right across from the train and about 15 min drive from Rye / harrison area. It's a pretty sweet central location. About 5 min away from downtown white plains. Only 40min into grand central. However, i know the owner doesn't want to do any kind of short term rental.
  7. wow. this is a great reel - I somehow missed this one. As for this thread; i agree with what everyone is saying. You need to lay off the "art" if you actually want to land some gigs that will pay you decent money. You need to focus on good design, communication and making your compositions well thought out and pleasant to look at.
  8. I'd stay away from putting tutorials in your reel. Some okay stuff in there. Keep on keeping on.
  9. try using the spherical field to get that fold/bubble in your base form.. Also you could always just use 2 forms. One that goes from left to right and tucks behind the middle device... and then another layer that comes out from the middle device and keeps traveling to the right.
  10. dang... a bum makes about 30k more than a hobo.
  11. Haley

    TV Animation

    I agree with what's been said above. I think one of the biggest problems is that at about 3 seconds in you've got a screen which basically shows you the entire scene. So then when you pull your camera in for close-ups we already know what they are... laptop, speaker, etc.. You tried making it "better" with particular. Never mind the particles or the arrangement of the elements - take a look at the laptop close up shot - I think that by itself kinda works. But because of the poor cam moves and strange 3d space the overall piece lacks and that frame doesn't stand out as being nice to look at. Try and self edit as much you can. Pick apart your cam moves, 3d space and design, framing, speed, etc.. Watch films and think about what the camera is doing, study how it moves.. then apply what you learn to after effects, cinema etc..
  12. Back to the drawing board I'm afraid. The type is huge. There's too many rounded corners. You're just not using the space efficiently. Get back to basics. Create something simple and effective that will show people exactly what you want them to see. Right now all I see is big type, cramped space, loud colors and very little work which is cropped by double strokes and a bubble box. You've made a site design which looks dated. Look at your proportions and perhaps read up some stuff.. Look into some design books, read up on the fibonacci series the golden section for starters. Keep cranking out designs and you'll get better and better.
  13. why not make it stream? no offense, but i don't really want to dl your reel to disk.
  14. i would have to disagree, it's fairly straight forward once you get the hang of it... You can see the numbers of what you would have paid to ss and medicare if you had been a 1099. I would recommend seeing an accountant to get their perspective of what you should do. The main difference between LLC and s-corp is payroll. I've also heard that LLC are better as partnerships where as the S-corp there is only 1 owner. I'd suggest to anyone to see an accountant and see what's best for you.
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