Went to my first PTA Meeting last night. Great information about my son’s school. But also a great time to get some doodling in.
Just signed up to go to the MB Workshop coming up, December 5-8. Looking forward to multiple days of awesome demonstrations, mind exploding inspiration and more learning and skill development in a couple of days than I might get in a year. I’ve wanted to go to one of these workshops for the last few years, but they have never been close enough to home to allow me to go.
If you have the time to go, you should do it. If you’re already going or plan to go, let me know so we can meet up.
Yesterday was day 4 and it started off with a great behind the scenes talk covering shots from Iron Man 3. So much absolutely incredible work done by the folks who made that movie. Like a lot if the talks, no recording of the session was allowed. However, they did have 4 awesome maquette models of the suits up at the front which we were allowed to get pictures of.
Afterwards, on my way to the exhibit hall I ran into a good friend of mine, Chris DeSt Jeor. Who, I found out was presenting at the “Dailies” for some of his work on the Croods. Spent the afternoon checking out the exhibit hall and catching up, until it was time for his presentation. The dailies was a really fun session. A bunch of people went up and gave a 2 minute pitch about some of the work they did, the problems they encountered and how they solved them.
Day 5 is today… And unfortunately I won’t be attending the last day. However the past 4 days have been awesome. I have learned a lot, realized how much more I need to learn and have been inspired to continue to learn and develop my skills as a creative professional. Looking forward to see how my experience influences my work as I process and decompress everything that I have absorbed over the past few days. To those of you that I have met over the past few days, thank you, it was a pleasure getting to know you and I hope to see you around.
Another great day. So much to see, so much to do. Started my day with a zBrush workshop. Awesome program, that I need to learn. Saw a few cool things at the exhibit hall, but barely scratched the surface of the products being showcased there. Went to a Birds of a Feather talk on managing creative projects. Interesting stuff, but skipped out early to go watch some behind the scenes work on the last Star Trek. Awesome!!! Ended the day at Autodesk’s User Group Meeting. Once again… Awesome!!! Here is to continuing to develop my creative skill set.
What a great day. Further reinforcement of the need for me to develop more skills within the mobile development arena. Met some great people at a birds of a feather event. Saw some awesome work at the computer animation festival. Enjoyed some networking at the after hours social event.
Looking forward to another day of inspiration and learning.
I have the pleasure of attending SIGGRAPH with a full conference pass this year, thanks to a colleague of mine at work. We’ll see how many days I actually get to go based upon workload at work. But I’m not going to think about that right now… Looking forward to a lot of learning and checking out what people all over the world have been doing within the field of computer graphics, visual effects and interactive content.
Day 1 will be spent taking a Unity class. I’ve been learning Unity on my own for a little while now. Between online tutorials and trial and error, I’d say I’ve figured out a lot on my own. Having an instructor lead class will hopefully bring a lot of that knowledge together.
More updates to come…
I recently got an an iPad and I have to say that I am really loving this digital device. I am able to draw and paint on it, read books, surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, take pictures and videos, take notes, play games etc. It is crazy how many things can be contained and done with one device in your hands. Not to mention how portable it is. There are a few things that I wish it did better, but at this point that’s just being a little too nitpicking. All in all I am a very happy digital nerd right now.
Hopefully this post will show up correctly with the self portrait, all done using the iPad. Drawing done using the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro App and a Wacom Bamboo pen. Blog post using the WordPress App for the iPad.
A while back my brother Peter decided to start a business called Eigooo, designed to help people learn English. He asked me to design him a logo and some business cards. After some design reviews and revisions we were able to come up with a final design for the logo and the business cards. With some help from my friend, Mike Shepherd, and his business Design Pros Inc. we got the cards printed and shipped over to Japan.