Visual Effects

Visual Effects example from IBM Redbooks video.

I started learning the art of digital visual effects as I began practicing motion design a decade ago. At the time, I was becoming more familiar with Adobe After Effects, which felt a lot like if Photoshop and Flash had a baby. Being pretty well-versed in both of those programs, I enjoyed After Effects a lot.

After graduating from the GSU design program, my friends and I embarked on an ambitious music video for local rock group Amsterdam Station called Zombie Killer, where we pushed our skills to the limit.

We all enjoyed the end product a lot, and I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. I honed my VFX skills over the years working on projects at Superlux while also directing my own VFX-laden independent films

Visual Effects Project Experience

Over the years, I have worked on a variety of different VFX projects including things like:

  • VFX Supervision (On-set and pre-shoot consulting)
  • Green screen background replacement and set extension
  • Phone and device screen replacement
  • Planar motion-tracking
  • Camera Solving
  • Tracking 3D objects onto actor’s bodies
  • Compositing 3D objects into footage
  • Rotoscoping

Software & Skills

I like to begin any VFX heavy job with heavy story-boarding. It helps to plan out a shot so that is able to be effected within the budget of a project, and helps the cast and crew on-set to visualize the end-product that we are building.

For generating and compositing digital VFX, I typically use this software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • After Effects
    • Premiere Pro
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
  • Cinema 4D
  • Blender

Visual Effects Highlights

Visual effects of Bare Metal Man from the IBM Bluemix for Gaming video.

Bluemix for Gaming

I directed this VFX-heavy 80’s parody video for IBM’s offering to the video game industry, and also supervised and composited the VFX.

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From the sci-fi short film Fringe Territory: Salvage Mission One. Quinton prepared, with rifle.

Fringe Territory

I composited all of the visual effects for my indie sci-fi short, Fringe Territory, including screen replacements, robot mech insertions, flies, muzzle flash, and more.

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Motion graphics for Benz Research and Development

Benz R&D

At Superlux, I worked on a variety of video campaigns for Benz R&D, which included many green screen replacements as well as 3D lens animations.

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Want to work together?

Send me a message with a brief description of what you need help with. After that, I will reach out to you so we can schedule a call to discuss your project in greater detail. Once our call is complete, we can both decide if we would like to work together. If for whatever reason I am not able to meet your needs, I may be able to recommend you to someone else who can.

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