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Nick Vaka is an accomplished motion graphics artist who (not really fitting in with any one company), has set off on his own to pursue a career in the rough and tumble world of freelance motion graphics work. Nick has done work for major networks BET... [more]
Member Since:
January 21st 2005
104 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Manassas VIRGINIA
Jitter on certain layers
by Nick Vaka 1 year ago
Hello Creative COW, It has been a LONG time since I've posted but I'm frankly out of ideas and I've had great luck seeking advice here in the past. In sum, I have a team working on a big project that
Re: Jitter on certain layers
by Nick Vaka 1 year ago
Well shoot! That seems to have fixed the issue. It's going to take forever to render, but this fixes the problem. Now I just need to ensure we can play back at 59.94. Thank you! https: youtu.be SYT2xU
Counter to billions with slider control
by David Stark 9 years ago
I need to build a counter that will reach 102,456,367,670. In looking on the web I ran across Dan's expression; val = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); numDec = 0; digits to right of decimal numDigi
Re: Counter to billions with slider control
by Nick Vaka 5 years ago
Hey! This works perfectly for me and counting up to 2,000,000,000. My big question would be if there was a way to start this with 10 zeroes instead of counting up all the digits That would solve every
Video Gogh performance woes
by Nick Vaka 6 years ago
Hello! Sorry if this is a bit of a broad question, but I was looking to increase performance in Video Gogh. I know that it's incompatible with "render multiple frames simultaneously" and field renderi
Re: Video Gogh performance woes
by Pierre Jasmin 6 years ago
Unfortunately there is not really a way other than working at lower res BTW: You can indirectly work with fields by working at 59.94 (50) and rendering 29.97 (25) with fields Pierre
Using a layer's scale to determine another layer's position.
by Nick Vaka 7 years ago
Working on an animated blowfish in After Effects and wanted to see if someone had a quick and dirty solution for parenting his spikes' position to his toro's scale. Basically, as his body puffs out I'
Re: Using a layer's scale to determine another layer's position.
by Anders Hattne 7 years ago
Depending on the look of the blowfish I would use nulls parented to the blowfish's body, then use the compTo expression to tie the spikes to the nulls. I made a quick experiment to try it out.. and th
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Nick Vaka liked this 7 years ago
D.C.-Area Motion Graphics Artist
by Nick Vaka 8 years ago
Hello: I'm Nick Vaka, a motion graphics artist living in the greater Washington, DC Metro area. I am currently freelancing, but also looking for a more stable staff position with a promising firm. My
Good mixer
by Nick Vaka 10 years ago
I'm using an AT2020 microphone to record some voice-over for an animation I'm working on. I've got a t.c. electronic konnekt 6 firewire audio interface that I'm recording through into Adobe Sound Boot
Re: Good mixer
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 10 years ago
There's nothing wrong with your interface. I'm not 100% familiar with the mic input on it and its gain structure, but it is a very good interface. The reverb is not supposed to be routed to the input,
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Nick Vaka liked this 10 years ago
Looking for a professional opinion
by Nick Vaka 10 years ago
I'm looking to record some voice over in house for a series of animated shorts destined for web. After pouring over reviews and product comparisons I've come up with this: http: www.amazon.com Yamaha-
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
by Nick Vaka 10 years ago
Disregard that last post in this thread... Sorry, it's been a while since I've really worked with recording audio. Regardless, just ignore it. Nick Vaka Motion Graphics & Animation http: www.nickvaka.
Would love some critical feedback if you've got the time
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Would love to hear some good criticism on my latest reel here: http: www.nickvaka.com Getting ready to make some changes and would love to know what everyone thinks could make the reel better. Thanks!
Re: Would love some critical feedback if you've got the time
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Hey: Thank you for your honest critical feedback. I was afraid the reel was dragging a touch which is why I sought critique from other professionals in the field. I'm working on a bunch of stuff I can
Freelance D.C.-Area Motion Graphics Artist
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Hello: I'm Nick Vaka, a motion graphics artist living in the greater Washington, DC Metro area. I am currently freelancing, but also looking for a more stable staff position with a promising firm. My
Action, adventure, robots , blue boy and an earth zoom
by Nico Jones 11 years ago
Greetings! I'd love any feedback on this promo I made for my company in my spare time... http: www.vimeo.com 4026665 Cheeeeers
Re: Action, adventure, robots , blue boy and an earth zoom
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
That's pretty sick. Excellent work on this! I especially liked the particle effects while he was in space. Wicked-sick stuff. What really pulled it together though was the expressions on all of your c
D.C.-Area Motion Graphic Artist, Unite!
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
I propose a meeting of D.C.-area graphic artists in the city. I ve put a post on mograph.net to call out for people, but I would like to get some more momentum going forward. It s this Tuesday at 8:00
Re: D.C.-Area Motion Graphic Artist, Unite!
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
I've just posted the details for the next DC Mograph meet up in the events section of the COW. Hope you can make it! Nick http: events.creativecow.net event 730 dc-motion-graphics-artists-meetup-part-
Motion graphics freelancer in D.C.
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Hello: Motion graphics artist living the dream in the greater Washington, DC Metro area. Looking to help anyone in need of Motion Graphics, Digital Illustration or character animation work. My resume
Rotoscoping video in Photoshop
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Hi there! I just had a client email me a 6 second clip in which they would like to remove the lavalier mic from this woman's sweater. I played with it for a few hours, but that pesky pattern on her co
Rendering woes
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Ok, so I know that when you add clips to a sequence the sequence settings need to match the clip settings otherwise you will have to render every clip before you can do anything with it. The problem I
Re: More Problems
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Thanks everyone for your help! I'm going to try the Photo JPEG as soon as I finish his splash animation. I just got word that my sources were supposed to be 640 x 480 so I'm going to see what the deal
Halloween Reel
by Phil Johnston 12 years ago
Hello all! I posted my first reel here a few years ago and received a lot of valuable feedback. I'm back again! Please check out the link below. An annotation should pop up for a 'high res' option sho
Re: Halloween Reel
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
I love your intro and outro slates! I do agree that they run a touch long, but I think they are fun and clever nonetheless. Fantastic work in your reel as well, good pacing too (except for the slightl
Reel and Website
by Mario Mendez 11 years ago
Hey everyone! After a ton of hard work and fast paced learning I was able to transform my regular website into a flash based website. Also is my latest demo reel and samples of my work. Please take a
Re: Reel and Website
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Never mind, found it. Incredible work here.
Demo Reel?
by Kyle Aufdenberg 11 years ago
How long should a demo reel be What types of things are employers looking for when viewing a demo reel
Re: Demo Reel?
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
It all depends really. First and foremost, the idea of having a reel is to sell an employer on your skill set, and show them what you can do for them. So you really want to put your best work in there
Freelance Motion Graphics artist in DC Metro
by Nick Vaka 11 years ago
Hello: I'm Nick Vaka, a motion graphics artist living in the greater Washington, DC Metro area. I am currently freelancing, but also looking for a more stable staff position with a promising firm. My
Won't export stereo!
by Nick Vaka 12 years ago
Whacky Problem here. For whatever reason I can't get Premiere to export stereo sound. It gives me the option for Mono and that's it. All of my clips are wav format and the video clip itself has no aud
Re: Won't export stereo!
by Nick Vaka 12 years ago
Possibly. I usually edit using either FCP or Avid so I'm not really sure how to check. I do see the master track however ^_^. Lets see, I just tried to create a new project and it has the master track
Feedback?
by Brennan Wright 12 years ago
I am really curious on how i am doing so far on my reel, any and all (constructive) criticism is welcome.____________________________________________ Reel
Re: Feedback?
by Nick Vaka 12 years ago
Not a problem man. Keep up the good work!
Washington, DC Motion Graphics Artist
by Nick Vaka 12 years ago
Hello: I'm Nick Vaka, a motion graphics artist living in the greater Washington, DC Metro area. I am currently freelancing, but also looking for a more stable staff position with a promising firm. My
Strange Problems with DW CS3
by Nick Vaka 12 years ago
Hello: The problem I'm having is quite peculiar. When I preview the pages I created with Flash Content offline they all appear to be in working order. However, when I go to upload everything with the
Re: Strange Problems with DW CS3
by Nick Vaka 12 years ago
Never Mind everyone! I figured it out. Thanks to anybody who looked into it on my behalf however. Nick
Capturing analog video
by Nick Vaka 14 years ago
Hello: Can anyone out there give me a good cheap solution to capture broadcast quality analog video I need something that can capture at least DVD quality from tapes shot on VHS. I know I can't enhanc
Re: Capturing analog video
by Nick Vaka 14 years ago
It is going into an NLE (Premiere). I was trying to avoid using a DV cam but that's probably the best option. Thanks for the input.
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