Last week I traveled to Las Vegas to attend NAB. Besides getting to walk the show floor and get my hands on every piece of camera equipment known to man; I was able to attend several sessions with After Effects professionals. It was a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and really inspired me to experiment more in After Effects.
This animation is my first since NAB and one of the most complex I’ve made to date. More to come soon.
You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.
A Letter to Baltimore is my tribute to the city I’ve called home for nearly four years. Inspired by the opening sequence of Woody Allen’s Manhattan, I wanted to make a piece that showed the charming side of Baltimore. Enjoy.
Woody Allen’s Manhattan opens with a stunning tribute to New York City; a simple, clean, black and white look at the city accompanied by the alluring music of George Gershwin. A definitive classic. The sequence is the Allen’s love letter to the city that raised and inspired him. As Scorsese was showing audiences the Mean Streets of the New York, Allen brought us a much more auspicious, idealistic view of the city. The softer side of the “Big Apple.”
Last semester I took an American Art History course that focused on the development and architectural language of four major cities: Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Baltimore. The last of which I am currently taking refuge in. While the course did more harm than good to my GPA, I would be remiss if failed to acknowledge - despite my best efforts - that the course increased my appreciation and affection for “Charm City.”
With my first episode of Tour Baltimore I hope to capture Baltimore with the elegance with which Allen captured New York. A simple black and white look at the city that has been so generous to me in the past three years.