Welcome! My name is Alan Shisko, and I'm a freelance motion graphics artist working out of Toronto, Canada. I've been very lucky in my career to have had many inspiring teachers, and decided to start this blog to give back to the community that has enriched me both technically and aesthetically. Perhaps my words and images will inspire you to do the same! If you wish, take a minute to view my demo reel at Shisko.com, or view a comprehensive gallery of my past work Here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lookin' Great

Coming a bit late to this particular party, and I'm sure that many of you are already aware of this, but my colleague Maltaanon released the 'Making It Look Great 5' training package through John Dickinson's Motionworks site recently.

I'm in the midst of going through the tut's, and M does a really great job describing some very sophisticated techniques. This release differs somewhat from the earlier tutorials (including mine) in that he doesn't walk through the creation of one, massive project. It's divided up into 10 'micro tutorials' (although 'micro' might be a bit of a misnomer: some of the tut's are quite involved!)

I'm working through the 'Gyro' tut right now, and I've already learned about five new things. That's one of the great things about After Effects: no matter what your skill level, there is ALWAYS something new to learn or discover.

So, props to Maltaanon. This is a very worthy training package.


Denny said...


Nice blog. Good to see other motion graphics bloggers out there. Hope you'll come by and check mine out as well. Like to get on your links page. Keep up the great blogging!


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