Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Who's Coming Soon?

Who is the name of an upcoming show I will be posting on my YouTube channel, January 2012!
Here's a sneak preview of the script...

It has been 3 years since the government discovered and learned how to control the dreams of humans. It didn’t take the government long to take over the dream world. They claimed that it was for our own protection. To aide us with creating a Utopian world free from the ravages of war, the government issued each of us one of these special environmental suits, which can be used to artificially connect to the dream world. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Video Copilot

When I want to learn a new computer skill, I have many choices on where I can go for information. One of my favorite sites is called Video Copilot

Here's a screen shot of the website: Don't worry if your screen looks different because it continually changes. 

Now that you're on the site, click on tutorials on the upper-right-hand corner. Once you're there, you can choose from popular tutorials on the screen or you can search for your own using the TUTORIAL SEARCH bar. 

The last tutorial I watched was on ENERGY. So, I typed in ENERGY into the search bar and this is what came up. 

The two tutorials I have watched under this category are: Galactic Orb (#115) and 3D Light Casting (#93). The length of the video is listed under the title of the tutorial. In this case, Galactic Orb is 45 minutes and 3D Light Casting is 38 minutes long. Be sure you have enough time set aside to watch the videos, otherwise, it is a little difficult to come back to them and get back into it. 

If you don't already have the program After Effects, you might want to get it so you can try out these lessons on your own. If you're just watching tutorials to see if you want to get After Effects or not, I recommend starting with a basic overview of the software itself. 

Even though it takes a lot of patience to watch these tutorials, it sure beats wasting TONS of time trying to figure out how to work the software. Also, the tutorials give you ideas that can inspire your own videos. 

My last recommendation is to keep a notebook handy. I label my notebook with the date, the name and number of the tutorial, and my notes or shortcuts that I want to remember. This way, you can go back through your notes in case you get into the program and forget what steps you need to take to create a certain effect. It is easier to look at your notes than to go back and watch the whole video all over again. 

Thanks for tuning in and see you later! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Open For Business

Today marks the first day that my studio is officially open for business!

Feel free to visit my Gallery Page to see examples of my portrait photography. If you would like to schedule a photoshoot, please contact me at BoErikStudio@gmail.com.

For more information on pricing, please visit my Services page.

If you're the adventurous type, you might want to check out my book, The Wizard's Apprentice, which I wrote while traveling through Europe with my family.

the Wizard's Apprentice is a story about Max, an 11-year old wizard who has to save his younger brother from the dark wizards who transported him to Shis Kebabrah.

 If you're a fan of Halo Reach, machinima videos, and gaming, you might be interested in my YouTube Channel, VolantMars2, where I post my latest machinima videos.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the Internet Universe!