I’m a dab-hand with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Audition, can handle a camera, know a thing or two about video formats and am also fluent in sound recording, sound effects and music (composition, recording and editing). Oh, and I can also do the odd voiceover too, if required - ask me about my Hugh Laurie impression. Actually, don't, The Wife says it doesn't sound anything like him.
In my spare time I like to ponder the nature of universe and to make biscuits. Well, when I say 'make biscuits', I really mean 'help The Wife to make biscuits' by doing the initial testing of the final baked versions (REALITY-CHECK: that's called 'eating biscuits') and doing the washing up of the befouled implements.
I am also a serial parenthesiser (no, really) and my penchant for parenthesis is second only to my desire to hyphenate - I just can't-help-it.
MacLehose Press asked Gavin at MoonAge for an emergency video. Gavin asked if I could do this in a day. The only assets available turned out to be the layered book-jacket artwork and my sound effects library. Luckily, that tiny helicopter that you can see on the jacket at the end of the video turned out to be a high-resolution Photoshop smart object; I was able to take that image, make some simple rotor blades in Illustrator and rotate them in 3D using After Effects.
As I've said before, one day for animation and sound effects is really not enough!