Agreenster's Portfolio Website

Discussion in 'Community' started by agreenster, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. agreenster macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    #1
    Hello everyone!

    This is my 3D animation demo reel and website I just finished (finally, whew!). I've been out of school for a little while and have worked for a local animation studio and freelance'd, and now I'm hoping to get going into film a bit more.

    I know some of you here are CG fans, so I thought I'd share. And hey, I have unlimited bandwidth, so why not use it right? Also, if any of you have any Pixar connections........wink wink nudge nudge.....:D

    Enough chatter:

    www.willanimateforfood.net

    QT DivX 480 x 320 (19MB)

    QT DivX 300 x 200 (15MB)

    QT Sorenson3 420 x 280 (25MB)

    QT Sorenson3 300 x 200 (19MB)

    And for fat connections:

    QT DivX 720 x 480 (25MB)

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for watching! :)
     
  2. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    wow, i am definately impressed! that is really good! i wish you luck in your job search!
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    I too am thoroughly impressed.

    The video was expertly done. If I had a business I would hire you :p.

    scem0
     
  4. applefan macrumors regular

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    Good stuff.

    What's funny is, I was thinking about that song earlier today. I hadn't heard it in years.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    The very best of luck with the career! :D

    That is splendid stuff Mr Agreenster. Keep it up.
     
  6. agreenster thread starter macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    Thanks everyone! The CG world is super tough to get into, but here's to hoping!
     
  7. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa... How did ya do that? and how long did it take?
     
  8. agreenster thread starter macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    A mix of spiritual meditation and earthworms, blend, bake @ 350 degrees for three hours, basting every 15 minutes.


    Seriously, its a collection of animation I've done since school using a variety of software including Maya, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, etc etc. The turtle itself took about 2 weeks to design and build, and another couple weeks to rig for animation (including face shapes, etc etc) And over a period of a few months in my spare time, filmed the BG plates and animated/rendered etc etc.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    Great stuff! :D

    Nice and smooth on the turtle's animations. I just went to a film festival that had a 3D animation with one character that walked around so stiffly it was a pit painful to watch. And this was one that has been nominated as a finalist - don't know till April 26 if it won anything....

    After seeing your stuff, if you ever have time you should try the film festival circuit and get awards - you'd probably win more than a few - and this little small one has $1000 prizes for the top 5 or so. And it can't hurt the resume ;)

    Good luck!

    D
     
  10. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

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    holy cow that was cool!!!

    seriously though...
    holy cow that was cool!!! great job agreenster...
    good luck in the evil job market...
     
  11. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    What am I missing that safari says that a plugin is missing and can't be found on the Quicktime server?
     
  12. agreenster thread starter macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    Thanks! Film festivals are a possibility someday, if I cant get work as an animator. I'd have to make a short film though....

    The turtle shots are the newest stuff, and the Northpoint (little kids) stuff is the oldest/weakest. I'm hoping to get an internship somewhere at a larger studio, and learn/work my way into an animation position....
     
  13. agreenster thread starter macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    Probably the DivX codec. You can either download the divx codec (link on the reel page, or www.divx.com) or click on one of the Quicktime Sorenson3 reels without needing Divx. I just offer a divx reel on the site because Divx has a GREAT size/compression ratio. Its really nice.
     
  14. jefhatfield Retired

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    agreenster,

    great stuff...i know what you mean by the field being very hard to get into

    the ilm in the bay area and the la based cgi stuff is really high profile, especially if you are a movie fan

    but in reality, it's not a large industry per se like accounting, car manufacturing, or agriculture

    i used to live across the street from ilm's business headquarters and they were in a mostly unmarked apartment complex in the ghetto area of san rafael where you could always hear guns going off every night

    the best thing is to get to know somebody in the cgi field since it's basically a cottage industry, as far as number of working pros concerned, and it's about relationships more than about ability...yes, it's full of nepitism

    one portal into the cgi field is the mfa computer art program at www.sva.edu ...not a great big school but specialized in certain areas, especially cgi ...i went to an alum party and met quite a few people well connected with ilm and pixar
     
  15. agreenster thread starter macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    Thanks for the info jefhatfield!

    I worked last summer for a guy who is/was a Technical Director for Tippett Studio there in Berkley (Matrix3, HollowMan, Carl+Ray Blockbuster commercials), so I'm going to shoot an email over to one of their Animation supervisors and see what happens....
     
  16. jefhatfield Retired

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    if you love your work, you deserve a job

    the two people i know in cgi hate their jobs...they got into it by accident and that's so ironic

    one had a father that was a nationally famous oil painter who probably had art connections worldwide...when his son could not make it as an oil painter he became a graphic artist, so i hear and now he works for disney doing movies (i see his name on the credits in the end) and i heard he would have rather been a oil painter...but that is even harder to break into than cg

    my neighbor makes animated characters for well known video games and to her, it's just her job...nothing more...and it's amazing how many people who are passionate about cg want her job but can't get in...she's basically self taught and got into the field from the ground floor...and she doesn't give a rip about all the movies in hollywood they made based on her characters...or even the games...with such a big project, she doesn't come up with the personalities or rules, she's just the moving graphics person and she works freelance from her home
     
  17. agreenster thread starter macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    :eek:

    That's INSANE. There are sooo many artists in this industry looking for work who are so into it. Some people just arent happy no matter what they are doing...
     
  18. jefhatfield Retired

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    people rarely get into something they study or are good at, or even interested in...that's life

    one girl in our high school was in a grade below me but since she was so smart, she graduated in our class a year early

    she became a very well known porn star who has made tons of movies

    i graduated from uni with a degree in hr but could not get into an hr position i wanted...then i met this man who studied to be a writer or something like that and by accident, became an hr director...and there aren't too many hr director jobs out there

    some actors in hollywood were simply chosen for their look even though the actor to be was not looking to be into hollywood
     
  19. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    very, very, impressive.

    good luck in the future.
     

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