This edit is well over a year in the making. This cut is as close to perfect as I will ever get it. This video is the most thorough, polished, and complete example of my abilities behind the wheel… and my abilities behind a computer. Period.This digital short showcases the past 3 years of my professional drift effort. Features amalgamated footage from Formula Drift and Nopi Drift events, as well as various Nopi/NDRA demos, grassroots competitions, practice events, SPEED TV, and other television appearances.Very very special thanks to everyone who provided me with the footage to edit this videoSoundtrack by Slayer.Keep drifting fun. OR ELSE.
Lieze and I went down to the Savannah College of Art and Design (the campus IN Savannah) Friday to attend their motion graphics symposium: Inspire ’08.The line-up of guest speakers was amazing. I was super excited to hear how these motion graphic juggernauts flex some of the amazing work that they do. They didn’t get into the technical side as much as I wanted… but provided an amazing look into the creative process behind it all. I definitely left with my gears turning… inspired how to improve my own work, and step everything up a bitI’ve been a huge Psyop fan for close to 7 years now. They were the speaker I was look forward most to hearing. rnEven if you’re not familiar with Psyop… you are certainly familiar with their work.This piece for MTV HD is simply amazingBrand New School gave a lot of insight to the challenge behind making the Adobe CS3 Mural. This fully interactive “billboard” has realtime motion tracking, and animates the motion graphics depending on how you interact with it. It is not a static animation… it is fully dynamic, and changes every time you walk by it. The entire project was built strictly using every aspect of the Adobe Creative Suite:rnStop-motion guru PES had an interesting Q&A session, complete with a stop-motion animated fireplace to set the mood. rnYes, those are candy-corn.One of my favorite PES films:rnAnother amazing short by PES:rnEric Anderson from Digital Kitchen also gave amazing insight behind his creative process, dealing with studio executives, and his creative process.We had a chance to walk around historic Savannah a good bit… which looks a LOT like historic New Orleans. We stopped by the film and video building on campus… and I was blown away at how amazing their facility is. Especially in comparison to how lack-luster the facility is at the Atlanta campus.Outside the film building we saw this van. “FREE CANDY” has nothing on this awesomeness:rn