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Brandon Sugiyama

Hello Hong Kong!

Arrived in Hong Kong this morning from California. A bit disoriented and jet lagged I must say.

Where am I? What language are we speaking? What day is it?

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Countdown to Hong Kong!

Getting excited for Hong Kong!  I arrive on January 3rd and will be staying in Central through the end of February. My foodie friend suggested the following places that I must try:Lin Heung Tea HouseTim Ho WanMak's*****What are your favorite restaurants?*

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Classes in Hong Kong?

Anyone have contacts for art classes in Hong Kong?  I'm thinking it might be fun to take some drawing or painting classes while I'm there 

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International Flights?

Figured I'd throw this out there. What are your preferred sites for arranging international travel?  Specifically, from the USA to Hong Kong and also from Hong Kong to other cities in Asia?

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The Next Iron Chef!

This is one of four promos I worked on for The Next Iron Chef: Redemption. Video:'m a big fan of The Iron Chef and The Food Network, so I had a lot of fun on this project!  The chefs were shot on blue screen in LA, then I built the environments in Cinema 4D and After Effects using a combination of 3D modeling/texturing, tracking, particles and stock footage (specifically, the time lapse clouds).In other news, I'm seriously trying to arrange an extended stay in Hong Kong for January and February. Seeing if I can put all the pieces together to make it happen!Who's in Hong Kong that I can hang out with while I'm there?

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For as long as I can remember, I've been a big fan of the Olympics. Here's a project that I recently completed for the US Olympic Committee for their official Youtube channel. The videos highlight athlete profiles, breakdowns of sport specific training techniques and highlights from past games. Video: designed and animated these titles working directly with the US Olympic Committee. You can check them out online out the playlists for Qualified, Olympic Training Tips, Gold Medal Moments and Returning Veterans: London Bound

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I am horrible at updating

Man, I could be the worst AnD artist for updating. Can I win a prize for this? This is the first time I'm posting this video here, but it's actually a few months old!  This is a compilation of work I've done since moving to New York last fall.Video:

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Happy 2012!

Hey, look! I'm posting on AnD! It surely has been a LOOOONG time since I've posted. So, I'm kicking off 2012 with my most recent demo reel:Video:'s in HD, so go full screen with it!  Extra points to any of you who recognize the opening and closing title card references.I recently moved to New York after having lived in the San Francisco bay area for 14 years. Strangely, since moving, I've reconnected with a lot of people in unexpected ways. I've volunteered with the Asian American Journalists Association, a group I worked with off and on for about 9 years prior to going back to design school.  I'm back training in wushu two to three times a week! That's more wushu than I've done since 2005!A few AnD related run-ins:1)  Met up with Dan W. a couple times while he was filming in Manhattan.  Somehow, it works out that we see each other every year or so. It was great to catch up!2) This week, had dinner with Ben G. and Jeff D., both formerly with Design Reactor, the web development company that spawned Rotten Tomatoes, which then spawned AnD. Hadn't seen Jeff in about 10 years!

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Recent Project: Darkspore!

This is a recent project that I worked on with fellow AnD member (and an old friend), Luke Harrington. This is a compilation of shots from in-game videos I produced for Darkspore, a sci-fi action RPG created by Maxis/Electronic Arts. A total of eight videos were featured in the game: one plays the first time the game is loaded, one before each of the six stages of the game and one upon completion of the game.Luke would create his digital paintings in Photoshop and then pass them to me. I would edit them a bit in Photoshop to merge and reduce the layers and then import them into After Effects. All animation was done within After Effects with the help of some incredibly useful tools from AEScripts, Digieffects, Trapcode and Video Copilot.Check it out!  Hope you enjoy it!

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Heading to F5 in NYC!

Heading to New York today to attend the F5 festival!  I'm preparing for my trip now and clicking through the list of speakers and presenters and I feel like such a fanboy.  I'm giddy, anxious and nervous! Most of the names probably aren't recognizable to most, but their work most definitely is.Mark Romanek, director of Nine Inch Nails "Closer" and "The Perfect Drug" music videos.  Fiona Apple's "Criminal" and Johnny Cash's "Hurt"Neil Huxley, art director for "The Watchmen" and "Avatar"Kid Koala, turntablist and music producerJacob Escobedo, VP of Design for The Cartoon Network and Adult SwimAnd two of my FAVORITE motion graphics and design studios:  BUCK and Onesize.  Check out their amazing design reels below:

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Brandon Sugiyama

DJ , 3D / CAD Modeller or Animator , Graphic Designer


This is Brandon / Bam, a motion graphic designer / DJ now based in Brooklyn via San Francisco. Check out my portfolio at: ...Read more

Member Since July 29, 2007
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Location New York City, United States