Steve Kilisky's Dynamic Media Blog

January 23, 2006

Inspiration #1

This weekend I was trying to decide how to kick off the inspiration section of my blog. There are so many talented After Effects users out there, where to begin?

I thought I'd kick things off by showcasing the work of Mark Coleran.

I first met Mark at After Effects West in 2001. After Effects West was organized by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin of Mark gave a presentation on how he used AE to create on-screen motion graphics for feature films. It was the first time I had seen AE used extensively for this application and Mark's work was truly inspirational, especially considering that he was doing this all in the days before expressions.

Check out his current reel. It includes work he did for The Island & Mr. and Mrs. Smith to name just a few of his credits.

Posted by Steve Kilisky at 9:27 PM on January 23, 2006


John Dickinson — 7:49 PM on January 25, 2006

Mark's work is top notch and you couldn't meet a more modest person. He also has a website ( where you can buy stock AE projects and various motion graphics resources.


Peter Kahn — 11:39 AM on February 3, 2006

Thanks for the good tip. Glad to see you online.

AE West was one of the best events that I ever attended. I know that Lynda lost money but I think that was due in part to the implosion of the universe going on at the time as well as the very limited scope of the venue. Maybe this idea needs to be brought back with the inclusion of Flash Video. FlashFoward in Seattle this year definitely doesn't have enough for true AE users.
Has Adobe been working (or would work with) with any promoters on AE West II?

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