Modeled and animated from the ground up is my 3D animated mine shaft explosion.
An unbelievable amount of late night hours went into this to make it what it is. What is it? It's more than a short video - its a representation, for me - that I can become more. Between working jobs and life's responsibilities I did not give up and made time to get this out. It took a long time - but it fuels my passion to teach myself 3D modeling, and build new skills. Everything in this would not be possible without http://www.greyscalegorilla.com - in fact this video is part of an awesome training series they have. The series is a huge dedication, but incredibly amazing that its availible to the public for free. Learn more and make your own version of this by teaching yourself through GreyScale Gorilla. http://greyscalegorilla.com/intro-to-cinema-4d#lessons
I hope this inspires others to make time to learn a new skill.
Cinema 4D (Modeling and animation)
Adobe After Effects (Final compositing and color)
Adobe Premiere Pro (SFX and Final Exports)