I was talking to an old friend of mine, and he asked me how I've been going with visual effects. "I'm really not anywhere near the level I'd like to be," I responded. But the coolest thing that I've noticed is just how far I've come already. 

Let's have a quick comparison:

Here's one of my first shots with FXHome's Visionlab:

Here's somehting that I was working on last night:

While a lot of the content is still in a similar vein (wizards, superheroes, explosions), I feel like a lot of technicnal improvments have been made. I still want to be able to put more things together, and try things outside of my comfort zone.