Won Novalis
I am a motion graphics and video editor as well as technical director. I work for Abandon Films, a production company in Central Virginia that I co-founded in 2007. Feel free to connect with me on Vimeo or on Twitter.
Latest Posts
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    Quick Tip - Implementing Droplets and Watch FoldersThumb
    When working with video files on a daily basis, alot of time is spent converting videos into different formats, whether for web, archive, or editing purposes. Add onto that the interruption of opening and closing programs to convert your files and you'll end up spending less time being creative and more on technical chores. In this quick tip tutorial, we look at two simple ways to save you time by automating the process of conversion using droplets and watch folders.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    In-Depth
    Essential Upgrades to Boost Your SystemThumb
    In the quest to make our projects stand out, we spend alot of time and money in search of new software, plug-ins, and presets whilst possibly overlooking a rapidly failing or out-of-date computer. Other than your mind, your computer, or workstation, is one of the most important assets you have. It's the environment and toolbox with which you work and in which you store all your creative endeavors. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Production
    How To Upgrade Your RAM and Video CardThumb out
    In this tutorial, we'll get our hands dirty as we crack open our computers and take a look at upgrading the memory and video card, two upgrades that can immensely effect the performance of both Mac Pros and Windows machines. We'll learn principles of upgrading, buying, and physically installing hardware, so even if your particular machine is not covered, it's still applicable.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Techniques
    How To Upgrade Your RAM and Video CardThumb out
    In this tutorial, we'll get our hands dirty as we crack open our computers and take a look at upgrading the memory and video card, two upgrades that can immensely effect the performance of both Mac Pros and Windows machines. We'll learn principles of upgrading, buying, and physically installing hardware, so even if your particular machine is not covered, it's still applicable. This is for beginners and professionals alike and is geared more towards media content creators. This is a great opportunity to take a peek inside the machine you use daily and to find out how to get a lot more performance out of it through these two simple upgrades.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Production
    How To Upgrade Your RAM and Video CardThumb out
    In this tutorial, we'll get our hands dirty as we crack open our computers and take a look at upgrading the memory and video card, two upgrades that can immensely effect the performance of both Mac Pros and Windows machines. We'll learn principles of upgrading, buying, and physically installing hardware, so even if your particular machine is not covered, it's still applicable. This is for beginners and professionals alike and is geared more towards media content creators. This is a great opportunity to take a peek inside the machine you use daily and to find out how to get a lot more performance out of it through these two simple upgrades.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    Quick Tips – Understanding Memory and MultiprocessingThumb
    You may not be able to clone yourself to get more work done, but After Effects can with the right settings. In this tutorial, we take a quick look at memory and multiprocessing in CS4 and CS5 and the advantages of 64bit applications. For more information check out the Adobe Help Page. Read More…