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Francis Schmidt
Works at Bergen Community College
Attended SUNY Binghamton School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lives in The woods, north NJ, Cupsaw lake
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New basic tutorial video on After Effects
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So, when are you going to demonstrate editing out the beard? Now THAT would be a matte challenge.
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What are you on the "New Every Six Months" plan? :)
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New tutorials on using Modo for 3d animation. This video is for people who want to have all of 3d explained to them. If you are already familiar with 3d environments, start with the next video.

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I appreciate your support. I am trying to transition my school over to Modo. If I can achieve this I plan on developing a series of videos for that product. I gave Maya a good long look, and could not, in any decent way, switch over to it. Besides the convoluted workflows, there are too many ways to do the same thing. And then there are all the Maya-only hangups that make learning 3d harder than it has to be: fear of non-manifold geometry, the whole must-be-quads thing, no floating point frame rates, the lack of a production usable integrated renderer, at least 3 (and maybe more) particle engines, none of which have anything to do with the other, a scripting language (MEL) with the complexity of c++ but none of the functionality, etc,

I don't want to teach 3dsMax as we get into issues with plugins. I like Houdini but the procedural modeling, while impressive, would be a bear for new users to tackle. Modo appears to be the best thought out and most current modeling environment I have seen in many years. The sculpting tools eliminate (for me) any need to introduce ZBrush or Mudbox. Most importantly I think I can, in one semester, get a student from 0 to making production quality modeled, textured and rendered work. 

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Awesome! (and a bit nauseating) Did you make this image stabilization? I've been working with the idea of moving the frame in animations  recently: 
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quite possible!
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Just read your story, and response. If anything, your reputation has increased in my eyes. All will be well, Professor.
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Bonus points for how many events in the song you can say you have done. I have an 11.
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Professor of Animation and Art
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  • Bergen Community College
    Professor of Animation and Art, present
  • Film East, Cineric, Columbia College Chicago
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The woods, north NJ, Cupsaw lake
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Albany, Slipperyrock - Chicago, NYC, Queens, Binghamton
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"God doesn't pick favorites based on how well you do the Hokey-Pokey" - epitaph, to be placed on whatever marker you attach to a couple of pounds of ashes

" In life, you have to do a lot of things you don’t fucking want to do. Many times, that’s what the fuck life is—one vile fucking task after another. But don’t get aggravated. Then the enemy has you by the short hair." -Al Swearengen


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  • SUNY Binghamton School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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May 16
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Francis Scrubjay Schmidt, Francis S. Schmidt, Francis A. Schmidt, Francis Albert Schmidt
When you die, and go to heaven, and meet god, the crumbs you see in his beard are from here.
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Evil dirt bags who live off of denying sick people money in the hope they die before they can collect. Pray you never have to deal with them.
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