17/01/2013 Video Editing and New Websites
06/11/2012 New Video Project
23/07/2012 As One Door Closes, Others Open
21/05/2012 Avid Media Composer 6
05/05/2012 Welcome to Jeff Interactive
I have finished the music video project I mentioned in my last post. Check that out in the portfolio above. I’ve also done another video editing project at my new job at Harvard Business School, which is also featured in my portfolio. Seems I’m getting a lot of new video work lately, which is awesome! I still haven’t really started on a new AMV for Anime Boston though. I finally got my desktop PC back up and running after re-installing Windows 7 and got Avid Media Composer 6 back. Hopefully I’ll start making some progress soon, the deadline for the contest is fast approaching.
As for other portfolio work, I have a couple of new websites to add soon. One that I’ve been working on for Eri Design, a collaboration project (I coded about 75% of it, and didn’t create the design). Another is a work in progress for the Pittsfield Craft Beer Brewery, Wandering Star Brewery. They’ll be providing the beer at my wedding as payment, a very fair trade! Speaking of my wedding I also threw together a website for that here.
I recently started a new video editing project for a friend of mine Michael Dermot, editing his new music video. Since I’ve mostly worked on anime video editing in the past a live action video project like this is a great opportunity to diversify my portfolio. Below you can see a teaser which sets up the theme of the video (mocking the YouTube series MarbleHornets). Keep an eye out for the final video when it’s done!
Today I was laid off from my full time job, as the full time position I had was not getting as much work as it required, and the position was terminated. I left on good terms and was offered a severance package. This is the third time since I entered the work force that I’ve been laid off from a Web Developer job, and the second time that it’s been from a full time salaried position. I’m beginning to understand that Web Development jobs are meant to be short term, and the fact that I was hired full time at any of them just attributes to how much I had to offer each company while they had me. But I realize now that in this field, I should be pushing to move to other projects and jobs BEFORE being laid off.
I have already set up a potential phone interview at a company that a former fellow employee works at, and it looks to be a very promising start in my job search. I have also connected with a recruiter about some other possible positions that I’ll be applying for. As mentioned in the title, there are plenty of other doors open, I just need to step through them. The only major setback is that I’m currently in the process of buying a house (see my houseyhome blog for more info on that) and this was probably the absolute worst time to get laid off, exactly one week before closing on the house. It seems like everything will be fine, as we just need to make a bigger down payment on the house, which due to our good savings, is very doable. Here’s to my next venture, wish me luck!
During my recent trip to Colorado, I was invited to the Colorado Film and Video Association’s Tech Summit Featuring 4k by my Uncle Tim (http://baughan.com/) and by incredible luck won a full copy of Avid Media Composer 6.
At the start of the event, raffle tickets were handed out (one to each attendee) and prizes were given to randomly drawn winners throughout the day. Those prizes included T-shirts, hats, CFVA memberships, an iPad 2, an AJA Ki Pro, some SRS 3D audio enhancers, and the grand prize, worth a whopping $2,500, Avid Media Composer 6.
Anyone not present at the drawing for each prize missed out, and a new ticket was drawn. During the event, I found a couple abandoned tickets on the ground by attendees who had either already won with their ticket, or just left early and discarded their ticket before leaving. One of the two tickets I found ended up being the big winner of Avid.
I am extremely excited to start editing my next AMV in Avid, and have already installed the software and started preparing my footage for editing in Avid. Avid is pretty particular in what codecs they accept, and I have found a way to prepare my footage for Avid editing without having to wait on Avid’s built in encoder to try to encode my footage.
Now in case you don’t know, Avid is real professional editing software, and is used to edit most feature films these days. Making AMV’s with such high class software may seem like a waste of power, but I plan to use this as a learning experience and gain some real knowledge of the software as a valuable skill I can use to edit much bigger projects in the future. Look forward to my next AMV, It will be on a whole new level thanks to Avid.
Welcome to the NEW Jeff Interactive! The site has gone through a complete redesign. I’m currently in the process of adding some of my best work to the portfolio section of the site, and will be updating the site regularly with new pieces.
I am a Fitchburg State University Graduate with a B.S. in Communications Media, a focus in Interactive Media and a minor in Art. I have over four years of industry experience in designing, building, and maintaining websites.
I also have over ten years of video editing experience using programs such as Ulead Media Studio, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, and Avid. My video editing has primarily been in the creation of Anime Music Videos, five of which have made it to the finals in the annual Anime Boston Anime Convention.