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Category : Video + Motion Graphics

09 May 2019

I’ve Seemed To Lose My Way. Can Someone Point Me In the Direction of Perfection?

So, this morning while in the shower, I identified that I suffer from a seriously debilitating disorder called Perfastination. It’s a serious (albeit completely made-up) disorder that resides at the intersection of perfection and procrastination. It’s so debilitating that it  keeps me from working on anything until that perfect idea comes along. Only when I feel I have stumbled upon the most mind-blowing design of my entire career that will propel me to the upper echelon of designers, will I […]

08 Apr 2019

You Are Not Too Old And It’s Not Too Late.

This image has been making its rounds on the internet, and yeah, I reposted it. Someone, somewhere, needs to see this, hear this, accept this. After 43 years of life and more than 8 years removed from my last classroom stint, I am once again a student. I registered for an online motion graphics class at School of Motion to help learn some skills and make the transition into motion graphics design a bit easier. I consider myself old school. […]

29 Mar 2019

Sharpening Up The Toolkit. Build Ya Skillz!

Happy Friday! Today is the first day of the rest of my career. This song is one of my go-tos when I need that inspiration to get back in the race and get over the next hurdle. Currently, the hurdle is motion graphics, or “mograph” for short. I had the opportunity to pursue it back when I was at art school, but passed up the chance. I didn’t have the money to get a powerful PC back then and felt […]

31 Jan 2019

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For the last couple of months I have been kicking myself really hard for not pursuing motion graphics back in art school. I had many opportunities to take the plunge, but chose to stick to what I knew—print design, advertising and, eventually, web design. But mograph has been tugging at the heartstrings HARD. And the bar for entry has come to a place I can now afford. SO, I am diving in… I made a goal for myself of creating […]

04 Jan 2019

Time To Purge. The Chore of Rebranding Myself Online.

I spent the better part of 2 hours this morning unfollowing Instagram “models” and “influencers” that I found appealing at one point in time. Up until recently, I made a little name for myself as a glamour photographer. But now EVERYONE is a glamour photographer. And many of the self-made models are taking better selfies than 80% of current glamour photographers out there. So I made the decision to swim upstream and shoot something different. That transition burned me out a […]

07 Dec 2016

Year-End Reflections and My 2017 Resolutions Brainstorm

Man, the year is almost over. 2016 has been of year of serious ups and downs. There were times I never wanted the day to end, and others where I wanted to pull a blanket over my head and wait out impending doom. I think my sentiments are echoed for many people. And as I reflect on 2016, I start looking forward to the year to come. 2016 started out strong with several photo shoots! Samantha Shane, Meadow Bosworth and […]

06 Dec 2016

2017 Wishlist. What I Want To Get Accomplished

I should have done this for 2016 to see how many things I can cross off. So, I will start now. Here’s my list of things I’d like to accomplish—professionally—for 2017. This is casting a broad net across all of my skills in an attempt to widen my skills set and put in the 10,000 hours required for mastery. I am telling myself I want to take myself more seriously and become a better artist. Published in a print magazine. […]

24 Oct 2016

Not Getting Rid Of Me… Yet

I know I have been pretty quiet lately. You haven’t had the pleasure of reading my mind-blowing posts and now you feel lost. I understand. I am here for you, my child. Grab my hand. But know that if you do, the things you may see and hear in the near future may be more than you can handle. So, for a LONG time I have considered becoming an adult webmaster. I studied all kinds of sources and had a […]

28 Sep 2016

In Transition And the Re-Re-Reinvention Of An Imagination Moth

So I kinda fell off the wagon. I guess this was expected. This is what happens when I have too many balls in the air. At any point in time, more are going to drop than I can handle and my forward progress gets derailed. The company I work for is in a disaray. My duties have changed — and while it’s a step up — it’s no longer the fresh path I want to follow… or even rewarding. I […]

14 Sep 2016

My Mission To Be More Productive… And The Procrastination Chronicles

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to become more productive and how to generate an income working fewer hours per day. My immediate goal is to double my salary (if not more) before noon every day. That’s what’s rattling around in my head right now. I got this message in my email from Tony at Coach.me and it links to this article that talks about the standard 8 hour work day and how “it takes [us] eight […]