When I worked at helios, I used to sit next to a fellow named andrew. Funny that there were two of us. One day andrew came in and told me he was quitting that day. I asked where he was going and he excitedly told me that he got a job at Digital Domain. Andrew taught me After Effects in about 2 weeks total. We were neck deep in a project where both him and I were designing an environment for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. I would sketch up the elements in different perspectives and he would model them to suit then would provide me UV mappings for the textures I would make in photoshop. During this time he was the lead 3d at helios and I was a designer / flash guy I needed to jump on the good ship that was After Effects to make this thing happen in any decent amount of time. so 2 weeks and hundreds of noobie questions later I was well on my way. Is this story relevant to this post? I guess so.
New d2.com While I’m not a fan of the glossy styling of the new logo and the thumbnails that resemble iPhones. I must say that this site is quite deep. Loads of work content as well as behind the scenes for you to enjoy. So if your into VFX or movies in general get a glimpse into the new digital domain.