11 July 2016

Redesign + Purpose

Well hello there.

I've decided to rethink my approach to my various social media platforms and web presence. If you look at my activity on this site, it's dramatically dropped over the past few years. Not for a lack of content to post, but rather because I've been stretching myself thin over instagram, twitter, vimeo, and this blog. So to streamline things I've decided to dedicate things in this manner:

1. Friedpixels.com - collection of selected works from over the years from personal projects to client work.

2. instagram.com/friedpixels - doodles, photos, and life in general.

3. twitter.com/friedpixels - motion graphic friends, links, and sharing work.

4. friedpixelations.blogspot.com - to keep a place to organize thoughts, long form post on industry related issues, process breakdowns, and as an ongoing archive of things.

In a sense, nothing changes, but also everything changes! More so for me -- which is organizing my thoughts for these various sites in which I feel like people follow me for. I'm a very diverse individual and am never apologetic for bouncing all around -- but I just want to at least offer direct routes to what different people are interested in.

With that said -- it's always a work in progress and look forward to sharing work with you.

Best,
James

29 February 2016

Tao Walkthrough

Oh hi, hello. Buenos Dias.

Been awhile but here is something fresh out of the oven. I've been playing with the new plugin from Trapcode for After Effects called Tao. It's a fun creative plugin that can lead to some really fun and abstract animations. I took part in the Beta testing and wanted to share some of the things that I came up with. I've never really recorded a video like this and learned quite a lot just trying to put it together. Next  time i'll work on plotting out a course to take verbally and hopefully cut down on my fragmented train of thought. Either way -- it's long but if you are interested in some possibilities with this plugin please take a look. Any feedback appreciated of course.


Best
James

Resource Links:
https://www.redgiant.com/products/trapcode-tao/
https://www.redgiant.com/user-guide/trapcode-tao/


29 September 2015

I believe I can fly.....


I had cut out this image of a girl exercising awhile back waiting to doodle on it -- but last night I had the great idea to just take some of my Trapcode Tao experiments and combine the two. Kinda worked out -- or at least its odd and was fun.


26 August 2015

15 August 2015

TAO Sea Life

Found these creatures on the sea floor.

video
#TrapcodeTao

10 August 2015

Abstracted CIty --

Started playing with the beta of Trapcode Tao this weekend, super fun and creative. Can't talk details but I can share images as I play.