Author: Bill Byrne

Bill Byrne

Bill Byrne is a multimedia digital artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. His visual and sound art focuses on building surrealistic, organic worlds. He makes digital-photomontage-based prints, animated installations and conceptual sound art podcasts. He performs experimental electronic music with a laptop, Game boy and circuit bent toys with his wife Suzanne as The Painful Leg Injuries. They have recently performed at Make magazine's Maker Faire in Austin. On November 14th 2007 he was the invited speaker at Bloomfield College in New Jersey discussing his career as a fine artist and professional designer. Prints of his digital photomontage were chosen to be in Arts and Science Collaborators Digital exhibitions in 2001, 2002, and 2004. His image The Flowering was published in the October 2005 issue of Wired magazine. His article Wii Will Rock You was published in Make magazine's issue #14 (Spring 2008). As well as making art, Bill is also a professional motion graphics designer and editor for television and film. He has worked with clients such as Electronic Arts, NBC, Tiffany & Co., ABC Sports, ESPN, Panasonic, Snickers and RCA Records. His film projects include the title sequence and special effects for the independent feature Red Doors (winner, best narrative feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2005). He has also directed and animated the video for "All About House Plants" for the DVD project, Addendum by the band One Ring Zero. Bill has also been involved in education for a number of years. From 2004 to 2007 he was a professor of Digital Filmmaking at the Katharine Gibbs School in New York. He is now a professor of design and animation at The Art Institute of Austin. Bill is a graduate from New York's School of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Related Media. Bill is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS3. He lives with his wife, Suzanne in Austin, Texas.

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After Effects

An Interview with Luc Dimick

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What compelled you to start a career in art? It was the only thing I was good at as a kid. I remember my mom saying, “Luc, you are pretty good at this art thing, you should be a graphic designer, that’s the only way you’ll make any money.” What was the first piece of…

3D art and animation

Creating the Illusion of Depth

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The essential point of creating 3D art and animation is to create a believable world. That world can be completely false, but the audience needs to buy into your reality to some degree or it will be meaningless to them. Even the strangest realities will need to have some signposts for the audience to be…

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