Visual Effects Walk-through

Middle School Walkthrough Nov 2011
I was recently asked to produce a walk-through video for a Fargo-based middle school, discussing the steps involved in creating a visual effects shot.

The video breaks down a simple 3D shot and gives an overview of the entire process – Concept design, modeling, texturing, motion capture/animation, tracking, cloth/particle simulation, lighting, rendering and compositing.

I hope you enjoy the video, please feel free to leave a comment.

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Newcomer brings tech skills to Bismarck

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I’m excited to mention a recent article that was written in the Bismarck Tribune, regarding myself and the new Multimedia Technologies program at Rasmussen college. The piece talks a little about my background and goes on to detail some of the features of the new course I will be a part of, as well as where I would like to see it go in the future.

Check out the full article on the Bismarck Tribune website.

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New Position at Rasmussen College


I am pleased to post that I was recently hired as a full-time Instructor of the new Multimedia Technologies program at Rasmussen College. It’s incredibly exciting to be part of this new program, where I am responsible for class/syllabus content and instruction. I’m currently overseeing the build of our new Multimedia lab in addition to promoting the new course to the local and surrounding areas. I’ll be teaching a number of areas including 2D digital design, audio/video editing, 3D animation, portfolio development, web design and media authoring. We will be starting out with an emphasis in Web Design and hopefully after July we will be adding our Digital Design and Animation emphasis which focuses on traditional drawing and 3D animation.

I am really enjoying my new position at Rasmussen. The position is a lot of work but also extremely rewarding and I feel proud to be part of the team!

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