The Big Red A

I see Nodes (lots of them)

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know about my obsession about data graphics such as my custom relationship diagram using Plexus as well as my interest in fake UI stuff in movies and what could be better when both go together? The new version of Yanobox Nodes looks pretty rad. Too […]

Really random NAB stuff

Yepp, NAB is one of those times of the year abuzz with all sorts of random news, so let’s have a look. First, we have HitFilm turning the effects inside their program of same name into a collection of plug-ins for After Effects. The funny thing is one would have to say “again” ‘cos when they […]

It is 2014…

…and here I am, trying to muster up even the tiniest bit of enthusiasm over the latest After Effects version that soon will hit a Creative Cloud near you. Yepp, it’s once more one of those…. As I wrote a few days ago it’s full of those things that would have gotten people excited 10 years ago, but […]

Harry strikes back!

At long last our very Harry J. F. has replied, so let me once more take the time to have a look at Universe. Much of your criticism is speculation. If you are right, then you can place a big fat “I TOLD YOU SO” banner on your site. But, we aren’t there yet. So, […]

It’s cold in the Tuundra!

Personally I’ve never been too obsessed about exploiting After Effects‘ Render Multiple Frames Simultanuously feature nor all the solutions like the BG Renderer script that try to bypass some limitations in the program by spawning render-only instances. Why? For the most part I just can’t keep away my fingers from rigging up expressions and many […]

Subscriptions, Subscriptions

In the comments on my last post, John asked what I think about Digital Juice‘s upcoming “get everything for 10 bucks a month” project. Well, subscriptions suck, especially for digital content. Let’s first consider a few points for the people actually creating the artwork. It devalues the creative work. Stock footage/ art is already so […]

Dear Harry,…

Edit: Rewrote some sentences to make them more clear. …Your comment on this little bugger finally made it clear to me that I think I need to explain myself a bit more. It’s not that I hate Universe, but I hate Universe. Why? First, it reminds me of what Red Giant have been doing with […]

The Nine

No sooner do I complain about the lack of substantial news and then two hours later something drops into my mail. Yepp, Boris FX have just announced BCC 9. I guess I need to download the demo and have a look.

4 Weeks

Hard to believe it’s now already 4 weeks since I threw in the towel and head over toes quit my job over lack of payment. Strange as it is, this time has been as stressful as going to work with a hand full of pre-scheduled medical appointments and the hoopla with the (un-)employment agency, but […]

The real Reel

Ah, demo reels. Love them or hate them? Personally I never made too much of  them. They are merely a presentation of the result, but never tell you much about the creative journey and technical struggles, which at least for my work is all too true. I often spent months digging through mountains of converted […]


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