Whiz bang! I must admit that I love working with animation and graphics. It is extremely hard work but the results can be spectacular. It is also one of those creative areas that can be accomplished without the assistance of other individuals, providing that the project is small.
I began my career as an animator and graphic artist. Talents that I would rely on heavily as I expended my capabilities. Knowing "how" things work from a technical standpoint, will put you light years ahead of the game. How a scene should be shot for additional effects work in post saves mountains of time and money. You get it right the first time.
Since most of what is produced today incorporates these art forms, it has saved me and my clients many times over.
There is another side to this equation and that is artistic talent. Simply pushing the buttons and turning the wheels will not get it done. Tools will never take the place of talent, it is innate. You either have it, or you don't. Art, by it's very nature, is subjective. Art to one, is something else to another, however most can tell when it's right and when it's not. Those who know the difference by their creative works, are the ones who separate the "be's" from the "wannabe's".
When I am not running around with my hair on fire, I create music and graphics which I sell through several global marketplaces. You will find samples of my work through the following links.
VIDEO, GRAPHICS, ANIMATION, MOTION GRAPHICS
MUSIC AND SOUND
Black and Decker
The Dallas Cowboys
The March of Dimes
The United Way
The Dallas Mavericks
On Target Media