The Mundane

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 […]

Going Places

Job interviews are funny in that they can take you to places you didn’t even know existed even in your own town. Sometimes companies have their headquarters in areas you wouldn’t ever bother to visit otherwise like in the middle of nowhere or some shiny new building surrounded by desolate buildings that look like WWII […]

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 […]

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 […]

Error Survey

Apparently you can’t kill a good thing. Yepp, even after a few months of it being shut down now I still get hits on Mylenium’s Error Code Database. I have also been approached by people who wanted it back, but nothing ever came of it. So here I am and have created a survey to […]

One Journey ends…

…a new one beckons?! I guess we will have to see. Quitting my current job after more than 14 years was no easy decision, but lately things simply got a bit too tense and it’s time to move on and look for something new. The madness of hunting for a new job shall be interesting, […]

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