This is a music video for a song that I made. It's my final project for RTF 344M, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics.

For the presentation, please use the HD Quicktime movie file found here:


Final Project Proposal

For my final project, I will make a music video. It will feature compositing, tracking, and possibly particle effects that I have learned in this class. The idea is that the video will show me on a stage, creating a visual composition on a screen that would appear to match or produce the sounds of the music.

- write and record a song I actually like
- create a realistic looking surreal scene in the classroom
- appropriately composite footage from other environments into mine

- song
- hd camera
- doc cam
- space in a classroom
- footage of water, fire, other cool things

Week 1: concept development, songwriting
Week 2: song recording, b-footage acquisition
Week 3: main shoot, post-prod project assembly
Week 4: complete project

Manufactured Nightmares

For my second actlab project, topic: dream & delerium, I subjected myself to both in an "all-nighter" battle for my life. In six hours I watched the first three Nightmare On Elm Street films.

Now that I've turned those six hours into two minutes, watch me watch – if you dare!


This is footage of my teacher and a student in our class resolving a conflict they had last week.

With this project I proved that I know how to use footage from a green screen. I hope you liked it.

3Deee "Track"

Well, here was a nice little test of After Effect's tracking tools on low res, low shutter speed, lowly lit footage.

I give them a C-. I did a lot of tweeking during the tracking, and some afterward, but it was still mainly a big o' mess of keyframes.


I thought of a strange superuseless superpower:
particle emitter fingers (only activated by a magical ring)

This is another assignment for my Motion Graphics class - this week we had to show that we knew how to use particle emitters. Apparently I can use them without the assistance of a computer.


Yesterday I slept for 10 hours.

This is my 344m project showing that I know how to use text in After Effects. The Eye is Dan Manley's, thanks Dan!