Category Archives: Advice

Time for Life

We get pretty caught up in our motion graphics and VFX. It’s hard to find the satisfaction we get from our work, from anything else in life. But I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot more out there. I’m blessed to be a husband and father, but only because a few years back I made the active decision to make my family and personal life a priority over work – meaning turning down a lot of work I would have enjoyed and profited from.… Read more...

How to Start a Software User Group (or Die Trying)

Given that I co-founded After Effects New York, the worlds largest software user group, I get asked this question a lot: How does one start a user group?

In the interest of full disclosure, I need to say that it didn’t hurt that by the time I co-founded AENY with Denis Radeke, I’d already put out over 100 AE video tutorials (so I was well known), knew tons of people in the plug-in industry (to donate prizes) and was owed a few favors by the kinds of people we would want presenting.… Read more...