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About shiftypixel

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    MoGraph Superstar
  • Birthday 02/27/1980

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    Detroit, MI
  • Interests
    Enjoys a good logo, fun title sequence, or a neat typeface. Gets a kick out of cartoons and loves working with creative people.

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    Detroit-based motion designer with 5 years design experience, 8 years in video post. Enjoys a good logo, fun title sequence, or a neat typeface. Gets a kick out of cartoons and loves working with creative people.
  1. I'm not sure what price range or screen size you're looking at, but I recently bought an ASUS PA246Q and so far so good. It's a 24" IPS panel with 98% Adobe RGB coverage, and the price isn't bad at all. It's getting comparable reviews to Dell's 24" IPS.
  2. I thought the effect was pretty neat when I saw it, too. The article has a good in-depth feel to it without being too nerdy. Definitely an enjoyable read. The movie, on the other hand, was pretty much exactly how Dave described it.
  3. Hahaha. I thought at some point she might do something else. She didn't. Wow.
  4. YES YES YES! A lesson I feel I have to relearn every once in a while.
  5. Neato. Certainly had my attention from beginning to end.
  6. An interesting thought just crossed my mind. I read through most of the comments and didn't see it mentioned. It seems to me that creating a tutorial for something as ubiquitous as the ATT logo animation essentially guarantees that no one is putting it on their reel, doesn't it? Even the least trained eye is going to spot that gem no matter what someone does to hide it. I'm starting to think that these "how'd they do that?" tutorials might be better for the community as a whole. It's a lot harder to hide a copy of something that everyone has seen.
  7. Yeah Andy I went to a few SEMAFX events years ago, but the group doesn't seem to be very active these days. Most of those guys were really heavy into VFX anyway, which isn't really what I was looking for. I also wonder if AIGA Detroit is worth looking into as a group to team up with. Speedshape is great recommendation. A friend of a friend just started there recently, and he was on my list of people to contact about this. Midland, eh? Maybe we could have a meeting sometime in what's left of Flint to meet you halfway if you were interested in attending. There are actually some fun things to do in that town, despite its reputation.
  8. Haha I think your impression probably isn't too far off. It's a little ugly around here, but I'm trying to make the best of it. My wife has a job that she loves and my house is all but un-sellable anyway. Thanks for the offer, Nick! I'm still working out the logistics as far as place/time go, but I'm also curious about meeting agenda. Should there be a presentation of some kind at these things? I don't want it to be too structured, but I also think people should get something out of attending. I suppose I already have enough people to do a small meet up but they're all pretty close friends of mine. A "meet up" with them would probably head more in a "party" direction pretty quickly without really focusing much on mograph... I'd like to sign on some people I don't really know well to expand the pool. CCS is a great idea. Those kids who are way better and more ambitious than I am would be good to have there. Not too sure about feeding them beer, though.
  9. Hey how's everyone doing? It's been a while since I last posted, but I've been lurking around for a few months now. In the shadows. I'm curious if there are any mographers in Detroit who'd be interested in meeting up. I'd like to create a motion graphics community here in my town similar to those in other cities. Is there anyone out there? Or maybe there's already a group that I'm missing? I've been looking around without turning anything up.
  10. Wow, so I'm having the same problem and cannot find this magical check box. I'm starting to feel pretty stupid. Any ideas out there? EDIT: ...aaaaaaaaaaand now I've figured it out on my own as well. Sorry to bother everyone. As you were. ** for those who may find themselves in my situation, just right-click on the "Frame Start" attribute, and select "Edit entry..." to find the checkbox.
  11. Exactly. If you want to be an artist, don't become a designer.
  12. Seems like the quality of the dialog on this site really declined around, oh... I'd say 22-April 07.
  13. I'm in the same boat. I usually say one or the other. Sometimes, I go with both if I'm feeling sassy. Good topic!
  14. I agree. Getting the settings right is paramount, but AE's tracker can be made to work pretty well if that's all you have available. Having said that, now that I have Mocha, I'll probably never use AE's tracker again.
  15. Oh good question. I just assumed AE. Is that what you meant andy?
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