Eric Escobar

Eric Escobar

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Eric Escobar is a filmmaker and a filmmaking technology geek. On the filmmaker side, when he was 16, Eric worked as a video store clerk at Bob’s Video in Hollister, California, where he was paid to watch movies all day long. A few years later he started making his own movies and never stopped. Eric’s films have screened at festivals all over the U.S. and internationally. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking from the Sundance Grand Jury. Eric has written and directed a dozen short films and a staggering number of industrial videos, commercials and PSAs. On the geeky side of things, he blogs. In the late 90’s Eric answered your Premiere and After Effects tech support phone calls at Adobe Systems. From 2001- 2003 he was on the Final Cut Pro Development Team as a QA Engineer at Apple, Inc. Nowadays he likes to develop Magic Bullet Looks Packs for Red Giant Software. Eric currently works as a commercial director for Kontent Films (www.kontentfilms.com) in San Francisco, which is the most awesome job he’s ever had.

Kids Build VFX Company, I Send Tachyon Beam Back in Time

Kids Build VFX Company, I Send Tachyon Beam Back in Time

This is interesting, two boys, Ben and Alex, 11 and 13 respectively, are making, and selling, their own Star Wars inspired plug-ins, with the help of their dad who…

Video Editor: A job on the edge of extinction

Video Editor: A job on the edge of extinction

I know this post has a clickbait sounding title, and for that I apologize, but I’m not writing this for click throughs or ad impressions. This is about the…

How to Survive The Post House Implosion

Even in good times, video production/ post-production is a risky business. In bad times it’s downright foolish. A company has to be scrappy enough to weather the stagnant…

Editing Video in Mid-Air with the Leap Motion Controller

Editing Video in Mid-Air with the Leap Motion Controller

In the work-world of movie-making, our community has become accustomed to an eighteen month product release cycle marked by the calendar of trade shows. In the constant stream…

Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema 2013

Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema 2013

I don’t have any pictures from the talk at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco today. EDIT: I lied, here is one.   Steven Soderbergh requested that people…

Fountain & Slugline: How to Write Screenplays in 2013

Fountain & Slugline: How to Write Screenplays in 2013

Screenwriting software is not a sexy area of technology development. There are no “game changer” releases like in camera-land. I have yet to see a “one…

Markerless Facial Motion Capture with a Kinect

Markerless Facial Motion Capture with a Kinect

In about two years time, I think, the overwhelming majority of 3D character animation content will not be made by professional 3D artists using professional, high end software like Maya…

NVIDIA MAXIMUS ON A BUDGET

NVIDIA MAXIMUS ON A BUDGET

New Adventures in 3D A few months ago, I set out to explore the 3D landscape for the small post house owner. I couldn't have picked a more…

The 17″ MacBook Pro is Dead! Long live the 17″ MacBook Pro!

The 17″ MacBook Pro is Dead! Long live the 17″ MacBook Pro!

The inside of my MacBook Pro with a new SSD drive and a fast 7200 rpm media drive where the optical drive used to be. Last December the internal drive…

My Adventure in Indie VFX + a Review of Cinema 4D R13

My Adventure in Indie VFX + a Review of Cinema 4D R13

Maxon released it’s latest version of the Cinema 4D (C4D) late in 2011. The R13 Studio version is their flagship product and it’s loaded with a…