My first effort in Adobe After Effects

Yay, I made something move in a video!

For this project done for my Foundations of Digital Production class at IUPUI, I had to demonstrate 1) knowledge of how to implement green screen effects and 2) effective creation of motion graphics.  It’s pretty short.

The green screen effect was the easy part. I used a still of a stormy field for the backdrop for a keyed sequence shot with a girl’s head and shoulders against a green background.

For the motion graphics, I then added the sun-like object and brand and tag titles animated to rise and appear to the left side. I added a dark-to-light and blur-to-focus effect on the still to complement the otherworldly vibe.

MANY thanks to the excellent tutorial at for walking me through it step-by-step.

22 resources for legal informatics research

As part of my research for Sara Anne Hook, a professor of legal informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, I’ve been compiling a list of resources for research in legal informatics.

Are you also needing a quick reference for law informatics? I’m just going to leave this right here. Continue reading “22 resources for legal informatics research”

NYT A1 points to debate on re-usage guidelines for Instagram, other social media

Part of my research this semester focuses on legal issues arising from the re-use of social media assets such as photos, posts and videos. I’m developing guidelines for their re-use by several communities I care about: journalists, social media users and bloggers, as well as artists, publishers, businesses and, of course, lawyers, judges and other officers of our court system. Continue reading “NYT A1 points to debate on re-usage guidelines for Instagram, other social media”