Brobo in NYC

Brobo in NYC

Brobo spent the last week in NYC shooting from Queens to Brooklyn and Manhattan. It was a super productive week and I can’t wait to show what we’ve been working on. I had the pleasure to work with the talented fashion stylist Kelly Brown and South African badass photographer Gary Lupton. In the meantime, sign up for updates on Distinct.

VEMG 431

VEMG 431

This semester I had a lot of really good students and their work definitely shows it. Teaching is always a very rewarding experience. I taught advanced motion graphics in VEMG 431. This semester, I took the glass to a green screen session at Studio 13 with AEPDX as well as a Trapcode plug-ins demo from the legendary Harry Frank from Red Giant.

Eric & Audrey

Occasionally, I’ll get a chance to shoot portraits, which I love doing. There’s something special about capturing people’s special moments in life. Eric and Audrey are getting ready for a new addition to their family. This was my first maternity shoot and it was a lot of fun.

See more of my portrait photography at lloydbagtas.com

AEPDX Green Screen Class

AEPX’s presented with Brandt Wilson, a high level overview of the green screen process, from shot planning through final composite. Where participants explore lighting, camera settings, screen materials, shot matching, and a handful of After Effects techniques designed to key your scene cleanly, and with as little computer processing overhead as possible. Thanks to Studio 13 for lending us their green screen stage. This clinic was designed to be a jumping off point for further study for those interested in pursuing process cinematography and compositing.

Instructor: Brandt Wilson

Backup & Photography : Lloyd Bagtas

Green Screen Studio: Studio 13

Zune + Vray

Zune + Vray

 

Current spec piece for a surrealist take on the Microsoft Zune.

Jet Engine in progress.

 

Here are some quick work in progress renders  out of VrayForC4D 1.2.6. I’m always impressed with how quickly it can produce realistic metals. I still have a ton of work on the shaders, but it was a pretty good start converting them from Cinema 4d materials using the Vray Material Converter.

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AEPDX + 3DPDX Present Barton Damer

AEPDX + 3DPDX Present Barton Damer

 

Thanks to the guys at Already Been Chewed for an awesome event in Portland tonight. It was great to hear Barton Damer give some awesome insight and breakdowns of some of his work. Also a pleasure to meet John Davidson, the business side of Already Been Chewed. Here’s some practical application to motion graphics from Barton:

Design is the focus. If it doesn’t look good to begin with, it won’t look better just because you start moving around.

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Audi R8 in Vray

Audi R8 in Vray

These renders came out in about under a min and half. I’m pretty impressed with what Vray can do. I’m looking forward to rigging this model and start driving it onto some sweet motion graphics.

Car paint shaders and metals is something Vray has no problem with recreating.

 

 

 

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Envy Vray Interiors

Envy Vray Interiors

 

Just finished a great tutorial from Envy Studios. Here’s my final render above.

This was a great tutorial that touches on building an interior scene from the ground up. You learn to model, texture, light and render all using VrayForC4d. Vray always seemed so daunting but Envy Studios does a great walk through and also explains preferred rendering techniques. It comes with a helpful PDF guide and easy to follow video tutorials. Included with all that are the C4d files so you can follow along.

If you have Cinema4d and Vray you definitely need to take this tutorial. I’m looking forward to take the next in his series for rendering outdoor scenes in Vray.

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Welcome To Sportland

Welcome To Sportland

Chris Tegethoff and I worked on planning the event. I was the host for the open forum. Chris and I developed the questions to stir up the conversation. We had a talented panel of guests. It was a pleasure to sit in front of so many leaders in the industry. The mayor Sam Adams even came by to say hi. Also, more pictures after the jump.

With behemoths in our backyard like Nike, Adidas, Keen, and Columbia Sportswear setting up shop, Portland undoubtedly has become a hub for the sportswear design and technology industries.  In order to celebrate some of the exceptional work that sustain this ever-growing Portland export, The Portland After Effects User Group (AEPDX), 3DPDX, and FlashPDX are all joining forces for this one of a kind event.  The “Welcome To Sportland” event will spotlight what’s the newest and hottest 3D ,motion graphics, and interactive work being created in Portland. The venue will allow professionals to network, as well as feature a paneled discussion followed by a Q&A session.

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