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My opinion might be a big biased because I’m an active Creative Cloud subscriber, but I personally LOVE the CC service and honestly hate the fact that it wasn’t available earlier. I used to buy the software, and pricing alone prevented me from not getting annual updates. With how much I use their software, being able to access the entire Master Collection, plus a lot more small tools (and all of their beta stuff) makes everything so much more affordable. Having the latest and greatest at all times (getting every update) is just icing on the cake. When I realized that I pay more than 2x the cost of my subscription for my monthly cell phone bill, and my cell phone does not facilitate me being able to actually work helped me realize just how good of a deal it really is.

The one thing I’m hoping for now that it’s the only option is more frequent and regular updates. I’d rather get a monthly update as new features/bugs fixes are rolled out than having to get a massive once per year update. It made sense when they were still working with non-subscribers, but now that it’s subscription only, I’d really like to see them go this route with updates.

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

Oh another NY one would be nice, but more just a matter of convenience for me :). Although, I’d love to visit Chicago again. If it’s anywhere east of Chicago, I’ll try my best to come!!

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Well this will definitely won’t make you feel “blah”: How Animals Eat Their Food

Also pretty awesome : Kittens On The Beat

And something more serious : Brigade – Real-time path tracing engine
Wow Brigade looks nuts, also followed a few links and came across Octane Renderer which looks equally awesome!
It’s my favorite tool :) Since it’s Off-Topic I allow myself to share my Showreel, hope it’s ok. If you’re interested in Octane…90% of the shots are rendered with it…. :)

Nice reel! Have you used Brigade at all? From what I saw I didn’t think it was released yet to the public.

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

Sneezing panda’s a classic.

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

Hi Mark, here is something for you: http://vimeo.com/63528500 :) maupa

Love it!

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

Well this will definitely won’t make you feel “blah”: How Animals Eat Their Food

Also pretty awesome : Kittens On The Beat

And something more serious : Brigade – Real-time path tracing engine

Wow Brigade looks nuts, also followed a few links and came across Octane Renderer which looks equally awesome!

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

At monday, (hopefully), I’m getting new machine.
  • Two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 (Six Core, 2.00GHz Turbo, 15MB, 7.2 GT/s)
  • 128GB (16×8GB) 1600MHz DDR3 ECC RDIMM
  • DUAL 2 GB AMD FirePro W5000 (2 cards w/ 2DP & 1DVI-I) (4DP-DVI adapters)
  • 256GB 2.5inch Serial ATA Solid State Drive
  • 2×1TB 3.5inch Serial ATA (7.200 Rpm) Hard Drive
  • 2 x Dell UltraSharp U2713H 69cm(27”) PremierColor LED monitor
Ok, I don’t know how it helps you, but it sure does entertain me :D:D:D

That does actually help me! I recently purchased the new SimCity and immediately realized how outdated my computer was. I’ve been considering starting up a fresh new build, but spanning it over the course of 2 – 3 months and just ordering parts as I come across good deals.

Did you already order the monitors? If not, I’d caution against them. I know that most people enjoy them, but I picked one up when they first came out and it had something like 25 dead pixels. Sent it back and got another one, this one had 10 dead pixels and one of the LED backlights were broken. So I just went and got a refund. In the area that was working, I wasn’t really happy with the color and even very simple gradients that were extremely smooth seemed to have terrible banding when viewed with it.

Instead I went with this one: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS27B970DS/ZA and have not had one regret yet, it’s got the best picture I’ve ever seen on a consumer monitor. The only drawback is that the plugs are in the base (to make the screen really slim) so if I wanted to mount the screen, I wouldn’t be able to. But other than that, I love my choice.

Also, I just read about this monitor from Monoprice, which is more of a budget, no-name brand screen. But apparently it uses a newer version of the LG panel that is found in the Apple Cinema Displays and people are saying the picture quality of it is stunning, and the price is so low I had to fight off the urge of picking it up just for the sake of it :). They also have another monitor one level up that has similar specs but a few more connection options (displayport, hdmi, etc). Where as the one I linked only has DL-DVI

I’ve also been considering an Nvidia Titan card in a Bit Phoenix Prodigy case..

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

I could recommend a very good movie: The Departed. Have you watched it?

I have, and loved it! I actually just watched the first episode from that new Vice TV show on HBO. Pretty good watch, looking forward to more of it. Although I don’t have HBO and was lucky enough that they posted the first episode for free online. A new one airs tonight, so I’m gonna have a friend DVR it for me.

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2MqHvbvhSg That is my antidote for a “bad weather” days.

Thanks for the link! As much as I love Bob Marley, I’m not too fond of dance/house music :). But yep, I’ve got some of my own music playing as well right now.


How many files do you need to review per week or day? Is it hard?

There really is no set number and it varies depending on the types of files. Footage files are must faster to review because there’s a lot less to check. BUT there’s also a lot more volume in terms of submission numbers. Sometimes you’ll get 50 files in a row, all footage and it’s easy to get in a rhythm and blast through them, but other times I’ll get every category type sprinkled in and it slows things down a bit.

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MarkBrodhuber Staff says

To be honest, I really don’t know. Work with Envato got pretty busy, and life outside of work got hectic as well. I used to use my down time to play around and make files, but I kind of ran out of that downtime over the last few years. I haven’t really touched AE (creatively) in a LONG time. What’s funny is I was just looking at my old items, and realized how terrible they are now, comparing them to current design trends and styles.

I should make files again though..

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