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06 June 2004, 07:38 PM


I just finished my VFS VFX (heh) Demo Reel, 'The Thing In The Drain'.

I hope you enjoy it and any feedback (good or bad) is greatly appreciated. (

EDIT: I swapped out a better compressed / smaller file. hope it helps.
EDIT: Removed previous mirror, website no longer available.

And, of course, a deep and sincere thank you to all my classmates, instructors, and mentors. It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by such talent.

Thank you.

06 June 2004, 08:25 PM
looks good jason!
the creature turned out pretty nice. best of luck for your future!
-3d46 Himanshu

John Warner
06 June 2004, 08:50 PM

that actress... where can i find her? i think that if i studied her in more detail i could give some important crits.

she's a big part of your reel after all :p

heh.. really tho Jason, its awesome to see you guys finished, finaly. congradulations on a job well done.

06 June 2004, 09:29 PM
Looking good Jason.

Didn't you guys just finish this morning? I'm hoping lots of your class post their reels of CGTALK, can't wait to see them all.


06 June 2004, 10:00 PM
dafonz and john - thanks for the props. can't wait to see yours!

kol - yeah, the bertha dump was due by 8:00am today actually. i finished last night around 11:00pm.

just couldn't wait to get it out there. (and hopefully get a job. :shrug: )

06 June 2004, 11:31 PM
bleh vfs server is choking again , i saw this playin in the monitor in the term6 lab , hehe cool to see it on here, ill look for it on the network vfs server looks like it will die again.....good luck with the job hunt :)

**edit, just saw it good stuff man !

06 June 2004, 03:46 AM
Awesome man! Everything really came together. You should be proud that's some great work.

06 June 2004, 05:18 PM
Hey Jason,
It's looking great. I'm so happy we're done. Good luck finding work in Vancouver. When I'm back at the end of the summer, I hope you're still around!

06 June 2004, 12:14 AM
Hi J!

Well, you came in with a strong vision, to make an awesome, B-movie horror flick made into a VFX reel, and you came out with just that!! It looks great, and I wish you all the best with the jobhunt. Stay in touch, and visit the treefort!!

Nora Q

PS--I'm adding a smilie for the heck of it! :drool:

06 June 2004, 06:05 AM
dont know if this was intentional but someone in my class pointed out that right when the girl sees the monster she turns around and you can see everything.....ahem...hmm just thought id tell ya .

06 June 2004, 10:14 AM
I think that WAS intentional and actually it added a great deal to the reel :D

06 June 2004, 06:23 PM
excellent. nothing like a little controversy around your work. heh.

basically i was certainly aware there were a few frames of what looks like nudity. but...
a. i figured we're all adults and a nipple or two wouldn't hurt us, and...
b. she was wearing band-aids anyway, so she's not REALLY nude.

but if it means more people are viewing my work that's good right? :shrug:

most of my mentors/instructors didn't think it would be an issue. and i didn't either. i figured the professionals viewing this won't think anything of it and the non-professionals... well they need all the nipples they can get.

06 June 2004, 08:43 PM
That's implying that I'm nonprofessional :D

06 June 2004, 09:41 PM
no, not at all. if it implies that, it's unintentional.

i was merely making a joke. i mean, who doesn't love nipples?

06 June 2004, 10:26 PM
nice reel man...just like what nora had a vision and made it come to life.....good job man...oh do we post our stuff?lol..cheers man...

06 June 2004, 05:56 AM
Your reel turned out spectacular Jason. I'm glad to see it. The final touches you've made on the lighting and texturing really worked out. Congratulations on finishing.

06 June 2004, 07:11 AM
wow, it's nice to see 3d in a b-style movie. if you ever go back to work on the project i think if the creature was semi-transparent so you could see its bones / circulatory system / organs and such, it would add a lot to the reel and the style. and nice job on the tracking and compositing.

07 July 2004, 05:47 PM
Hey Jason,

I really love your creature with the spec on it..
Looks very nice.
Having fun at work?



07 July 2004, 08:28 PM
well apparently my reel was a little better than i thought it was...

i got hired by rainmaker ( ( to work on the 'elektra' movie.


so, while i was tempted to revisit my reel and fix a few things i wasen't 100% happy with, in light of my employment (and not nearly as much free time as i thought i'd have) i think i'll leave it like it is and concentrate my efforts on my next project...

JEFF - a rigged and ready to animate maya cartoon character.

'course this too will have to wait until i can get a new monitor. ARRRGH!!!

and thanks again for all the nice comments.

and mad-mad love to all my peeps in da 45 crew. y'all keep it real, know-what-i'm-sayin'?

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