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I have been a motion graphics designer for longer than I care to admit. I went to school for graphic design but my static graphics always moved in my head and it was frustrating. But then I was introduced to After Effects and 3D and my whole world changed.
As I've gotten older, I appreciate my graphic design background but feel very lucky to be able to do what I do and get paid for it. Currently, I am the Senior Motion Graphics Designer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I've been with the team for over 10 years and although it can be kind of an odd place for a designer, it really suits me.
I get to wear many hats...2D animator, 3D generalist, writer, director, character animator, sound editor...I love that I don't just do one thing. I look forward to coming to work every day and I'm guessing not too many people can say that.
I find inspiration from music, movies and sports. I've been listening to Grimes, Chvrches, The Joy Formidable and a lot of EDM lately. I'm a Pixar snob, a David Lynch apologist and I'm a sucker for anything that has the word "Star" or "Wars" in the title. Besides baseball, I love soccer. Played it, coach it and watch it. And I've been known to snowboard when the white stuff falls from the sky.
Video CoPilot Element & Optical Flares
This is my Funky Muncy video. A freelancer came up with the idea of turning the Beastie Boys' "Brass Monkey" into "Max Muncy" (which was a brilliant idea) but ruined the execution of it by recording the line "that Funky Monkey" and turned it into "that Funcy Muncy".
WTH? Everytime I heard it, it drove me (and others) crazy so I re-edited that line to "Funky Muncy", re-edited the music, changed the flow and created the graphic look.
It's become a hit at Dodger Stadium.