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Member Since 08 Feb 2010
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Topics I've Started


28 April 2011 - 02:17 PM

Binky said something recently in another thread that really got me thinking. I thought I would start a new thread instead of hijacking another.

Also, I won't suggest that you need an outright name change, but I will repeat that a name like "artistic synthesis" is pretty much the same as "I'm Sooooo Creative" or "Trust Me I'm Real Good". The problem is that it's TELLING us something instead of proving it by SHOWING us. If you want someone to believe something, you show them that it's so. You can tell me all day long how big that fish was, but until I see it, it's just a claim (see how I just showed you by example right there?). So, if your name IS somehow an artistic synthesis, that's going to be more powerful than if it literally says "artistic synthesis". Bear this in mind for everything you do: In every instance of communication, in every medium, showing is ALWAYS (!!) more powerful than telling. A person will believe what they see/experience above what they are told/sold.

I was wondering if it's possible to take a name that is a claim like my website, Damn Fine Work, and brand it so that I don't seem like a bastard? When I chose the name I was trying to embrace a blue collar vibe. The name reminded me of those old guys who answer the phone saying, "How the hell are you?". The name was chosen to be a goal, not necessarily a claim. I've kind of tried to use some language in my about section to get that across, but does anyone even really look at that part of a website?


Trione Reel

16 August 2010 - 01:25 PM

Hi Everyone,

I just updated my reel:


AE CS5 AVI Render Resizing

14 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

I came across a weird thing this morning. I do a lot of work with digital signage and crazy aspect ratios. I rendered out a 3924x28 AVI and noticed that After Effects CS5 had increased the height to 32px. When
I went to render this project I noticed that I had an AE Alert in my Output Module Settings notifying me that my project would be resized to meet format constraints. As of now, we decided to use a work around and just render the movie as quicktime and convert it later.