Friday, December 21, 2012

Apocalypse Day!

Happy end of the world to you all!!

As I'm sure we all know, today is the day when the Mayan calendar is set to end, or rather restart it's cycle.  Since the Mayan's system for time was based on cyclical time (time never ending or beginning) this day marks not so much an end but rather a beginning.

For more information on the Mayan calendar check out NASA's website:

As for me, I am spurring forward as though today is just another day.  Work on Rosco has been put on hold as I am working on a 2D animation project which will take me into Jan. 2013.

I won't release too many details about the project other than it's a 2D puppet-style animation which I am constructing in AE.  As soon as the client releases the animation I will be sure to post screenshots here.

Have a great apocalypse day everyone and happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cervecera De Puerto Rico - Oktoberfest 2012 Animations

Still working out the bugs in my Maya Muscle rig.  I've made some progress, but have run into other errors which I'm still discovering solutions to.

In the meanwhile, I've uploaded some new motion graphics samples onto my website.  If you haven't already checked out my website, take a look:

 Here's a sample of one of the animations I did recently for Anaitte Vaccaro, digital scenographer:

Cervecera de Puerto Rico's Oktoberfest Event - (1 of 5) Animations from Stephen Miranda on Vimeo.

This is one of five animations created for Cervecera de Puerto Rico's Oktoberfest event in Puerto Rico. These animations were projected onto several buildings for the company's event.  Actual footage of the event is still pending.

These animations were made using a combination of 3D & 2D, composited in After Effects.  If your interested in seeing the other animations, please visit my website at