Graphic Design in my opinion falls into several sub-catagories, such as Video Editing, Visual FX, 3D Animation, Website Design, and more.
Beyond being a professional Cinematographer & Photographer, I work as an Editor, Graphic Designer, 3D Animator, Web Designer, and all around Nice Guy.
While this is not a common service I offer, I occasionally am hired to design a logo for a company, or create a Title Opener Animation, or do Editing for other video production companies.
I occasionally build websites for clients, and I strictly work with WordPress, as this is a very user friendly medium, which allows them to easily maintain their sites on their own.
I love Video Editing. It's the culmination of everyone's work on set, and creating the story everyone envisioned from the beginning.
Editing Video requires more than just cutting and pasting clips together. It's about telling a story, creating an emotion, and making it seamless.
I also consider Visual FX an important part of Editing. Whether its color grading, text animation, or special FX likes lightsabers, explosions, magic, or sci-fi stuff, it all ties the story together.
I've designed dozens of logos for private individuals and large companies, even a city logo. As a creative artist, designing a logo is one of the most important branding components for a business.
I create dozens of samples and little by little, chisel away at the excess material, and fine tune the end result which perfectly represents the company.
3D Animation is where I take a logo and create an opening intro, add animated lower thirds graphics, or create special FX animations like lightsabers, explosions, gun fire, magic, sci-fi stuff, and more.
I also work with 3D modeling and animation software, that add a whole level of Hollywood to ones production.
I work strictly with WordPress when building a website for a client. This is a very user friendly format for websites, allowing them to manage their site independently after I've built their foundation site.
I establish a solid SEO ranking, and help them link together their social media sites to their website.
While my main focus is Cinematography & Photography, I specialize in Video Editing, Graphic Design, and 3D Animation.
I've designed dozens of logos for various companies as well as their websites. I've worked as a lead animator for TESLACON for several years, and enjoy doing special fx editing for video and photo.
Being a Visual FX artist, is an evolution in art. I started as a pencil artist, but now my artwork is in Digital Media.
I've tried Final Cut, and suffered through Avid... Adobe Premiere is my go-to video editing software.
Editing for me is truly an art form. And this powerhouse software meets any demand I throw at it.
Understanding these software powerhouses is like reading Matrix Code... Fortunately, I love the Matrix and there is no spoon!
I also work with Vue, Cinema 4D, Sketchup, and Red Giant.
What can I say... I love Adobe. Don't be a hater! Combined, these two software applications create unlimited possibilities!
For logo design, Adobe Illustrator is my go to followed with In Design.