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October 4th, 2006, 03:09 PM
New to this site. I have a reel online and would like some input.
Let me know if you have any problems with viewing, sound, etc.
You will need the latest Quicktime to view it.
I've tried to check out several reels here, but most require a full download and the administrator here "frowns" on that.
Everything on my reel was done in After Effects including the reel itself and sound editing:
(sorry.. had to remove link for awhile.. using up my data transfer quota and I need to show my reel for potential gigs)
:chillpill Thanks, August
October 4th, 2006, 04:09 PM
That's very impressive! A very nice looking reel with good breakdowns. Top class work!
October 4th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Wow im really impressed! Good job! Where are you working right now? How long have you been working?
October 4th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Sweet reel, great breakdowns and good pacing! It doesn't stick on any shot too long or cut too quickly.
Among all the things on the reel, I wanted to ask about that plane in the swamp shot, where you had to clean up the dirt. I've done work like that but not with such a dramatic camera change. Was that a patch you were able to track on? And the trees in the background... 2D or 3D?
October 4th, 2006, 05:09 PM
The swamp pic was a team effort and is indicated as such in my breakdown, which of course you havent seen yet. This shot is actually several seconds long starting before the plane lands. I had to pull alot of matte tricks out of my hat in order to keep the propeller and the dust hits where the plane bounces a little on landing, yet knock out the rest of the scene to replace with the new ground element. The clean ground element was created by some other artists using a combination of 3d and 2d tricks, and required roto and "fitting" around the edges. The trees are actually 2d trees and the comp is viewed through a 3d maya camera brought into after effects. (I think we used syntheyes to track)
It was the same way we put the dust hits on the monster's feet in the cave. The dust is all practical effects... a black tarp with sand on it and someone hitting under the tarp to make the dirt fly. I keyed out the black and placed the hits in 3d space in after effects and brought in a maya camera to view them in place.
As far as work, I've only been doing VFX for a couple of years. I taught myself after effects and started out doing some (bad) motion graphics, and wound up doing compositing.
Here's my IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1220489/
October 4th, 2006, 05:18 PM
My gig I have now is about to end in a couple of weeks so if anyone knows of some great projects coming up that I would be suited for, please let me know.
Right now Im the lead compositor on a show for the Griffith Observatory.
October 4th, 2006, 09:57 PM
holy crap thats like a perfect comping reel :\
October 5th, 2006, 01:25 AM
:google: Holy crap!Are you a :wizard: man?
Nice reel,only one comment..Lose everythning else from the reel page,is a pitty to have such a good reel and the html page look like crap.
October 5th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Cute!.. real good showreel.. the guy with the fire gun merging with the cg fire.. nice..
overall.. great work!
October 5th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Good Job August I havemt seen your reel for awhile--not since the minotaur days!!!---those were the good ole times----never let those memories go----never-----you hear me---never!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEY! MINOTAUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 5th, 2006, 02:41 PM
Right. I bet you stay up nights thinking of that smouldering minotaur corpse.
Those were the days (in an edith bunker voice)
October 5th, 2006, 04:09 PM
On another note---I thought you said you were going to get braces? I mean jesus --- man----
October 5th, 2006, 07:18 PM
great reel. Very strong. If I were you, I'd only leave out some of the bull (or what was it) shots...the only one I'd leave would be the one with the fire. the other ones... well...they're not the best compared to the rest of the reel which is totally magnificent. great job! :thumbsup:
January 31st, 2007, 12:47 PM
Hey August, from the critics of other users, i think would be nice to see your reel... any chance on having it online again?
February 2nd, 2007, 01:15 AM
Yes! :) i am learning AAE for 4 years, i want to see it:) !