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The Red Carpet: Watts Waits

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with director Drew Bachrach on his new short film. He brought me in to color correct and finish–unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to work on the titles before the due date of an anticipated film fest. I’ll post the full 8min video once I get his blessings. Director: […]

Cinema 4D R16 New Reflectance RnD

Cinema 4D R16 New Reflectance RnD

I wanted to give the new reflectance channel inside of Cinema 4d R16 a whirl. I’m was quickly impressed and found it easy to learn. Right off the bat I realized how expensive it can be on render times. Both renderings feature subdivision surface modeling which gave those round corners nice highlights which really make […]

REVIEW: Adobe Premiere CC 2014 - Color Grading Pipeline

REVIEW: Adobe Premiere CC 2014 – Color Grading Pipeline

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to work with a co-worker and friend, Drew on a personal project of his. He brought me on board to to help with color correction and grading. This would be my first project using the new CC2014 pipeline. If things didn’t work out I could always fall back […]

After Effects: Going beyond video - Shadow Tool

After Effects: Going beyond video – Shadow Tool

My use of After Effects has changed over the years, I started using the software beyond it’s traditional use–video/motion graphics. I now use it for things like tool creation, corner cutters and image manipulation as well as various other time saving hacks. My latest tool creates shadows on studio images. I was realizing that we spend […]

Realflow 2013 Released today!

Nextlimit has made some made huge leaps and bounds with their fluid simulation application Realflow 2013. With the previous version, 2012, they introduced Hybrido fluids which was a mid-scale simulation tool. Well, with 2013 they’ve made huge improvements to Hybrido and the filters to allow quicker calculations and effects. What really turned my head is […]

My first tutorial is a success

On Friday I posted my first video tutorial covering Cinema 4d’s Thinking Particles and I couldn’t be happier with the response. You can check it out at http://ericliss.com/tutorial-thinking-particles-emit-particles-from-particles/. I’d also like to thank Lester Banks for featuring my tutorial on his blog at http://lesterbanks.com/cinema-4d-tutorials/ Looking at the stats this morning I was blown away … 300 […]

Freebord

Thinking about getting one of these boards soon. Check out the downhill action in the video below. Freebord A-team in Austria: The Out-of-Towners from Freebord Mfg. on Vimeo. Freebord Pro Team in Grossglockner Strasse, Austria. http://www.freebord.com

Art Director promotion!

Well… it’s been a short minute since I posted to my blog. I guess I should have posted the good news of my promotion sooner. As you may know by the headline already that I was promoted to Art Director here at Fuse Interactive. Some of my roles have changed and many are the same. […]

Coming Soon: 2011 Demo Reel

I am very pleased to announce that my 2012 Demo Reel is almost done. Since this is my first reel it will be showcasing a back catalog of work. Future reels will be shorter I promise. Most of the content was done for Kawasaki, Verizon, and Scion while working at Fuse Interactive.  Look for it […]

Book: Ignore Everybody

This is a must read book for designers and creatives. ‘Ignore Everybody’ written by Hugh MacLeod, is not just a hardback with cartoons but a carefully organized book of thoughts and experiences aimed toward the creative type. The book is broken down into 40 chapters covering a broad spectrum that has really helped guide me. […]

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