The trailer for “Bad Cop” is an exercise in Story telling using video editing, rotoscoping, and title Design. A self initiated exercise in creating a concept, and using available footage to demonstrate it on screen. Two different films (48 Hrs, and Our Idiot Brother) spliced together to create a new twist.
Here is a project built recently using a mix of techniques including 3D animation in Blender using a .obj file provided by Kohler, as well as some aggressive video color editing. Audio track lifted from Com Truise. Enjoy!
You want your AE projects to render faster, so you amp up your disk cache allocation. That speeds things up, but now your disk is actually filling up with all that cache, creating a new problem.
You can just delete your disk cache in After Effects preferences UI, or go to ~/Library/Caches/Adobe/’After Effects’/16.0/ (16.0, or whatever version of AE you’re actually using) and delete it there. These both take several steps. And I want to save you some steps. So I made this script called kachekleaner that gets in there and deletes your after effects disk cache.
I put scripts like this on my OSX Dock, and they run with a single click. You really only want to clear that cache in between projects, and not during one. It won’t hurt anything, you would just have to re-render your un-cached project if you wanted to preview it again.
For clarity and quality control, this is the actual one line script, which is also attached in the zip. If the file is not ‘Unix Executable’ on your device, change it’s permissions to 755:
I’ve finally arranged my image shuffling script into a form that can be downloaded and used by others. It is dependent on fancybox and jquery in it’s current form, while the fancybox functionality could be easily removed by removing those libraries from the directory. The rest of the code is my own. If you click on the “Graphics” button on this site, or any of the subcategories there, you can see how it works. It takes a list of images and properties and reorders them on every page reload.
You can also view a generic version of the script in action here. I’ve packaged that version, with sample images from Death To Stock in a .zip, and you can have it for free under an MIT licence by downloading from Github.com here.
This whole idea and project is finally, truly complete, and that feels good.
I just finished Media 46 TV Production at Santa Monica College. Someone snapped this photo of me with a nineties era 35mm camera about four weeks in. We shot a lot of college basketball, a puppet show, and a few talk shows. I was kind of hoping to get a TV job after this, so I need to actually apply for one. If I have, and you’re here for that reason, I can operate a camera, video switcher, mics/audio, lights. I am not intimidated by large quantities of cable, and I have excellent color acuity.
I decided to change my permalinks to the kind with descriptive urls, instead of query strings. I’m reluctant to dig into the task of redirecting every post or messing with the old database, so I’ll just start again today and progress into the future.
A summary of what was here before:
• I didn’t know where to specifically direct my efforts professionally.
• I talked about this website. It’s a fancybox gallery and a wordpress sharing a theme that I wrote. It’s really a heavily edited version of Kubrick. I got really excited about randomizing the order of divs in my homepage at one point.