Portfolio Site

Portfolio Site

It’s official. Today, I received my final grades and I will be graduating on Sunday with a BS in Digital Media & Animation. I recently launched my portfolio website, which you can check out at PatrickBuchholz.com, so I’m actually going to shift this WordPress site from being a semi-portfolio/blog, to a full blown blog.

Hit the jump for an idea of what the future holds.

I’m currently searching for work, but here’s what you can expect from this blog in the future:

My Work

Motion Graphic

The way my website is set up, I’ll only have the highlights of my work posted at any given time, but just because I’m graduating doesn’t mean I won’t stop doing work on my own.

Pictured above is an incomplete Motion Graphic that I’m working on in AfterEffects and Photoshop Live 3D to get a better idea of how the 3D controls work. To expand on my technical knowledge, and potentially develop more work for my demo reel; I’ll be doing projects and research with just about every spare second I have.

I presume that I’ll post regularly to my blog (If I think the content is good enough).

Tutorials

Tutorials

I do most of my learning from tutorials. If I have an idea to do something, I often arbitrarily tinker away with features in a program to get the desired effect. If it doesn’t work, I resort to looking up tutorials that have the same outcome I want, and tweaking the results.

My goal is to discover a few things that are actually worthy of making a tutorial about, and then host them on this blog. This is going to be a great opportunity for me to perfect my flexible knowledge of design programs, and work on my technical writing skills.

Advice

Advice

As many tutorials, help videos, and classes there are on making graphic art, there aren’t too many people giving plain old advice. I hope that I gain some helpful, professional insight that I can share in this blog.

New York City is the nearest major metropolitan area to me, and jobs are scarce there. Gaining an upper hand on hiring is a matter of sticking out amongst hundreds of people. I plan to be creative, and then share my learning experiences on what works and what doesn’t work.

In the meantime, I’ll be casting my line out and trolling sites for good advice on the subject of being hired. I also plan to update and check this site frequently, so here’s to good luck.

If you’re someone with work or questions, feel free to contact me via e-mail at buchhopg@gmail.com, or through my LinkedIn.

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