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Zack Patterson

So you want to know a little more about me huh? Well.. I'm a kind and relatable guy who loves to create. As a kid I was a lego madman. I used to express my imagination by constructing all kinds of unique, crazy buildings and sculptures. Over the years my interests turned to model cars, R/C cars, and then to video. Once I learned some basic editing and cinematography, it became clear what I wanted to do with my life: I wanted to make a career out of making content. So I dove head first into the world of motion graphics. I went from animating GIFs in flash, to animating titles in After Effects, to animating 3D graphics in Cinema 4D...and I don't plan to stop there. Over the years, the mediums I use have changed, and they will continue to change as I grow and become a professional Motion Designer.

I look forward to creating content for you!

My Software

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My Skills

  • 2D Motion

    The heart of animation is 2D. I started animating silly GIFs in flash when I was young, but I quickly saught a more robust software solution. That's when I came across After Effects. I fell in love with the hirarchy of comps and layers (when they're well organized). My ability to create caught up to my ideas, and I created some truely top notch work, but one thing thing I faught was the 2.5D space I was moving content around.

  • 3D Motion

    2.5D is great, but it ain't no 3D and will never be. This is when I discovered the power of Cinema 4D and all the amazing things it can do. From animating abstract sweepNURBs to making beautiful compositions with polygons. C4D is a truely amazing software. I started with utilizing the 3D space to animate, but I quickly became facinated with rendering. This is when I stumbled upon the magic of Vray. Vray turned my plain sketchNtoon renders into beautiful photo real renders. This is when my design eye started to take texture into consideration when concepting ideas.

  • illustration

    Motion Graphics are great, but without illustration you really don't have much to animate. I began illustrating solely to create compositions to move around, but then the next thing I knew I was getting hired to illustrate still infographics. Weather you're drawing with the pen tool in After Effects or illustrator, it all comes down to design knowledge. This is why I've used illustrator to practice and expand my understanding of design.

  • Live Visuals

    Music is great, but the real winner is an imersive audio / visual experience. That's why I work with great musicians to provide them with unique visuals that are all custom made by me and then mixed and projected live at their shows.

Let's go make something!

Now that you know a little more about me and what I do. Shoot me an email and we can begin this awesome creative journey!