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  • Quick render in iRay with the final textures baked in Substance Designer.  That's not hand painted hair.  It's not hand placed nor hand modeled hair card poly strips.  That's PROCEDURAL hair cards built automatically from Houdini's hair grooming system and baked in Substance Designer.

    Houdini Procedural Hair Cards for Game Meshes

    Who hates hand painting hair cards.  Never again!  I’ve made a Houdini Digital Asset (HDA) to help alleviate that and create automatically generated and textured hair cards from Houdini’s built in hair grooming system.  Yes, if you’re into real time / game meshes, you CAN use Houdini’s Hair system after […]

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  • What can Franz Kafka and movies teach us about advertising?  

Do you need a beetle?

You can use a screenwriting trick to INSTANTLY come up with pitches for ads…in addition to film plots.

    Creative Pitches for Corporate Video Production. Convince the Nonbelievers

    Instant Corporate Video Pitches to Convince the Nonbelievers, with a Twist. What can Franz Kafka and movies teach us about advertising?   Do you need a beetle? You can use a screenwriting trick to INSTANTLY come up with pitches for ads…in addition to film plots. I like coming up with […]

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  • Philadelphia MCAI networking meeting at Videosmith.

    Networking for Video Production

    We’ve all been a little pessimistic about networking. You exchange business cards, which are mostly outdated. Each person introduces themselves with a verbal resume and cover letter, disguised as a conversation. You never meet that person ever again. You’ll send out thirty follow up emails. Only 3 people return those […]

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  • Screen shot from animation - 1099 Episode 1 "Crappy Cards"

    Self Producing an Animated Web Series

    You’ve decided to make your own animated web series. Viewers are already asking, “When’s the next video?” Animating a web series can be hard work. For starters, remaining relevant is a gigantic challenge. You can easily spend months in between episodes, easily killing momentum and people will forget about you. […]

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  • Screenplay Coverage 1099 Review

    ScreenplayCoverage.com and my pilot script “1099”

    It was in early 2013 I discovered ScreenplayCoverage.com. Not only did they claim a 3-4 day turnaround, but it was not even $100. It was BY FAR the cheapest and more importantly QUICKEST turnaround I found online.

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