Creative COW leader: Chris Bobotis
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: Chris Bobotis
Toronto, Ontario Canada
My Bio in note form:
Started my career in Advertising Agencies (in Canada) in 1984.
While in Ad Agencies I have worked as a Designer, Production manager, Art Director and Creative Director.
1992 I started Mettle Communications Inc. to offer design and Digital Illustration/Image manipulation serices to Ad Agencies. See: http://www.mettle.com
1996 Mettle expands and offers motion-graphics and animation as well.
1997 Mettle expands again and offers web animation + design
1998 I started Forge Technology to market Forge FreeForm
2005 released some of my personal work as limited edition prints. http://www.mettle.com/experimettle/experimettle_2.html
2009 re-wrote FreeForm AE and signed a publishing deal with Digieffects. http://www.digieffects.com/product/freeform_ae
Awards: Too numerous to list here, both in my ad career and on behalf of our clients at Mettle.
Interesting Notes: I have worked with the 1.0 version of just about every off-the-shelf software available today. Including but not limited to : After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, ElectricImage, etc.,etc.
Articles by Chris Bobotis
Filmstrip: Creating Film Loops with ForgeFreeForm
In this tutorial, Chris Bobotis demonstrates twisting a filmstrip using Forge FreeForm in Adobe After Effects. This tutorial assumes you are comfortable with the notion of 'Pre-comping or 'nesting' and the After Effects 'Offset filter' and 'Ramp' filters.