My demo reel... I don't know if I should be proud of my humble accomplishment in making this first demo reel or embarrassed by it's blatant lack of professionalism. O.O
I have a strong traditional arts background and I believe that art is fluid. I believe every type of art informs and teaches one important technics that can be near seamlessly applied in some way to every other type of art.
Primarily I put in metal casting because it is a very long process with many steps and every step further into the process you go, the harder it is to make changes. So there is a lot of planning and defining and refining. Much the same as animation and compositing. I believe being able to physically work in 3D also gives one a better understanding of the physical elements that digital tools like Maya and Photoshop replicate.
I put in manual photography because while I can use photoshop and sliders in Maya to try to get the compositing to look good, I want to show that I have an understanding of light. Manual photography is a much longer, hands on process that takes much more time and effort than snapping a digital picture and using a slider to adjust brightness and contrast thus one has to be much more careful, and train ones eye.
The same with painting, it's about light, color, light quality, it's going to the same place to paint, during the same time of day and as similar natural lighting conditions you can get.
These are to show that I have a strong art basis where I have taken a lot of time focusing on and refining the basics of art, and those skills make using digital tools like Maya, Photoshop, After Effects and so on much more understandable. It's not just about being able to put in the numbers to make a composite look good, it's also about understanding what those numbers mean and how they relate to the physical world.
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