Pushing Pixels

kinnon —  March 20, 2008 — 2 Comments

My world right now is defined by two 24″ monitors plugged into a Mac Pro and a 13″ Macbook laptop sitting beside them. I’ve been living inside After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop and CatDV. I’m about to add a couple of PC based programs to the mix. All for a project that has to be completed in two weeks.

A rotating globe with a lens flare has just finished rendering (for the sixth or seventh time – as I make changes.) It’s the bottom layer of eight others. Yikes.

I feel like I’m living in the matrix, pushing pixels.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to Pushing Pixels

  1. Yes, and its almost like, because of the endless possibilities and creative flexibility, that you (I mean me!) can never QUITE decide when you have finished the piece, isn’t it?

  2. You got it Tim. I finally sent it to the client for approval, had to pull the rotating earth back in level (it was overpowering the logo) to get it – and its been rendered and is sitting waiting to become part of a finished piece.

    Right now I’m building a 64 channel monitor wall. Thank goodness for Digital Anarchy’s 3D Assistants package.


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