Joined Dec 18 2011
61 years old
Winter Haven Florida
I am a Digital Design Instructor at Ridge Career Center in Winter Haven, Florida. I teach the Adobe Master Suite, the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite and Avid Protools. My program has 10 th, 11th and 12 th grade students and adults. It is a self paced program and eight years ago I started building Visual Effects, 3d Modeling projects so the students would have a real world production environment to train in. My product is the students and getting them trained to enter the workforce. Some of my graduates are using their 3dsmax training, working in the Military Simulation Industry. When Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and Master and Commander came out, I started down that genre. I have many other genres from Clive Cussler novels, to WWII air battles. As my students learn, Microsoft Office tools and InDesign and Photoshop, they start reading novels to make projects out of. As they move through the training and get to 3d modeling and visual effects they start compositing short teasers to the projects. Using forts, real tall ships and my miniature props and nature HD plates from video I have shot on vacations, my students have great footage to spent hours in class compositing on.
I bought a book called,"The Meeting Place" by Janette Oke. My wife can follow her family tree to Acadia. On one summer vacation in the mountains of South Carolina we saw a road with a french name. We drove down the two track to a lake with a monument to the Huguenots with a 1755 date on it. Some day I would like go to Nova Scotia.
I found your youtube "Spirit Cove" Teaser and it looks great.