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VPA ‘Storyboarding for Film’ presentation

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Last night I gave a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Virginia Production Alliance on “Storyboarding for Film.” It was a ton of fun for me and I really hope that the folks who attended got something worthwhile out of it. And since a few people asked for it, I’ve taken the slides from [...]

SIGGRAPH Interview about Blender

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

A few months back, while I was at the 2010 SIGGRAPH conference, my publisher sat me down and recorded a brief little interview about myself, my next book (Blender For Dummies, 2nd Edition) and Blender in general. Well, it turns out that they actually posted that interview on YouTube for all to see. So here [...]

DC ACM/SIGGRAPH Blender Seminar

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The DC chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH is holding a set of Professional Development Seminars at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. this month, from March 18-20. As part of this, I will be teaching two seminars on the 19th: a Blender Basics course in the morning and an Advanced Blender course in the afternoon. Registration is [...]

GIMP Bible – Coming to book shelves near you!

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I’ve posted a few progress updates of this on Twitter, but for those of you who don’t follow that, I recently co-wrote a new book, GIMP Bible, due out in a couple weeks. The books left warehouses some time last week and Amazon says the release date is 1 March 2010 (that’s right, I’m not [...]

3 Years of Lies

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Today was Lie of the Day #1095. Can you believe it? I’ve been making stuff up [publicly] for 3 years straight. Wild, ain’t it?

Whoa… I’m interviewed?!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I nearly forgot that this happened. Back in June, I attended the Connecticut Film Festival to give a presentation on Blender and sit on a panel discussion about computer animation. It was good times all around. In the midst of all this, I sat down for a short interview with Sib Law of Rocket’s Tail. [...]

Events this week (come on out!)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Heya everyone! This week is a bit of busy one for me. I’ve got two events coming up and it’d be great if you came out for ‘em. I mean, why not? They free to attend! Wednesday, 17 June, 7-9 PM: I will be giving a talk on Blender at DCLUG, the Washington, D.C. Linux [...]

Connecticut Film Festival

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Connecticut Film Festival is taking place this week from June 2-7.  The festival is pretty sweet, featuring not only live-action film, but also animation and interactive media like video games. I’ll be giving a presentation on Friday the 5th on producing animations with Blender just before a presentation by fellow Blenderhead and badass animator, [...]

Richmond 48 Hour Film Project – 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

It’s that time of year again! For those of you who don’t know, last year we assembled a team to compete in the 48 Hour Film Project for Richmond, VA with the goal of completing an animation for our entry. Due to a variety of issues, we actually didn’t get the animation rendered in time. [...]

2009 Travel Plans

Friday, April 24th, 2009

So travel season is coming up! Wahoo! Unfortunately I was unable to make it to NAB this year and I’m not going to be able to go to LGM, either. It’s kind of a bummer. That said, I’m already planning on a whole bunch of other adventures. If you’re around for any of these, come [...]