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.


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Big Move!






I started this blog way back in 2006 for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I felt that it was important to give back to the motion graphics community that had supported me when I started shoving pixels this way and that way back in 1996. Second, it's good karma. And third, writing posts and tutorials kept me sharp as I've always felt that teaching is the best way to learn.

The past number of years have been very interesting for me, both personally and professionally. I recently had the great good fortune to work for a company that was creating a fully-automated online motion graphics content creation ecosystem, using After Effects as the host application. It was a geeky-awesome time, and was certainly the highlight of my professional career so far. And now, I am back to freelancing, both creatively and as a consultant in motion graphics design and automation using After Effects.

In the past, I've had a blog site (which you're reading now), a portfolio site (Effektor), a past work gallery and some photography sites to boot. I've decided to bring it all together into a single place, and so this will be my last post on this blog.

So, drop by www.shisko.com for all of the latest and greatest. While you're there, I would also invite you to start following my new blog that promises to be as informing and insightful as this one. And you can also follow my twitter feed @AlanShisko.

Thanks, and catch you after the jump!

Alan

4 comments:

Joel_S said...

I just finished your tutorial on animating an edge highlight that you made back in 2008.

Found it extremely helpful! I had no idea about the Vegas effect, and had spent hours trying to replicate something similar once!

Very grateful for all the work that you've done, Alan.

Joel_S said...

I just finished your tutorial on animating an edge highlight that you made back in 2008.

Found it extremely helpful! I had no idea about the Vegas effect. Once I'd spent hours trying to replicate something similar, but didn't know it would be that simple.

Very grateful for all your work, Alan.

Alan Shisko said...

Joel,

Glad to have helped :) As mentioned above, I'll be keeping it all going on the new blog. I've got some interesting posts in the wings!

Alan

after effects templates said...

Hi Alan , you got some great templates on Revo . "The Venetian" and "The News" are my favorites. Good luck with the new website .