Greg Omelchuck (Moontower VFX)
Led by Greg Omelchuck and Ray Pena
Wednesday, October 22nd 9:00AM-6:00PM
Moontower VFX Studio
Learn the basics of animation and motion graphics with Moontower VFX founders Greg Omelchuck and Ray Pena. Participants will bring in some 2d art (photos or something you have made made) or actual objects that mean something about your service. In a crash course manner we are going to show them how to animate that object to a music track using After Effects. At the end of the day we will combine the animations into a music video montage. http://www.moontowervfx.com/
Pre-requisites: a familiarity with Photoshop and some art background.
Greg Omelchuck At an early age, before he knew that he was actually training to be an animator/filmmaker, Greg was directing toy dinosaurs and monsters to do his bidding. Years of doodling on the side of notepads continued his training through his years of grade school all the way through the university level. He graduated with a BA in Psychology at the University of Texas in 1991 to deal with these imaginary worlds. After a few years in social work, Greg continued his training at the Vancouver School of Animation, where inevitably some dinosaurs were drawn. After successfully completing the program, Greg landed a job at Iguana Entertainment in 1995, creating dinosaurs, of course, for games like Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. After many years in the game industry, Greg decided it was time to put all his training to work for himself and a business partner. In 2009, Greg and Ray formed MoontowerVFX which is still part of Greg’s training.