Prodigal FX Reel

Role: F/X Producer
When: Spring 2011
Tools Used: Adobe After Effects

What: Special effects produced for an Elon M.A. Interactive Media short film titled “The Prodigal.”

The goal of these effects were to add some higher-end special effects on no budget while my classmate and I were in graduate school at Elon University.

Techniques used include: pre-composited layers, 3D lights and shadows, Particle Playground.

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John Hartley is a Director of Product Engineering at Beam Dental in Columbus, OH. With 5+ years of leadership experience he has worked in startups, agencies, and began his career as a freelance Front End Developer. Always looking to iterate, this blog is a place for him to share his knowledge as well as hone his craft, challenge assumptions, and build a strong base of leadership and management knowledge. Connect with him on LinkedIn

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