Bill Byrne Artist's Update

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


New Painful Leg Injuries Music Video For "The Confused Clone's Mirror Moment"

This video is a collaboration between myself and video artist and painter Dax Norman.
It's for the Painful Leg Injuries' song "The Confused Clone's Mirror Moment" from our 2010 album, The Anomaly That Had Gotten The Better of Me.  Please check it out and enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


New Textbook Out on December 15th

My new textbook, 3D Motion Graphics For 2D Artists: Conquering the Third Dimension will be available on December 15th.  You can order it now on Amazon.  Click here to order it. 

This is my third book for Focal Press.  It focuses on an area of motion graphics and animation that many artists struggle with - transitioning from 2D to 3D.  It's application-agnostic but the bulk of the lessons are in After Effects and Cinema 4D. 

Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, July 31, 2010


The Painful Leg Injuries New Album - The Anomaly That Had Gotten The Better Of Me


The latest release from my band, The Painful Leg Injuries is now available! Our new album is The Anomaly That Had Gotten the Better Of Me.

This album blends together many of the techniques I've been exploring with my music over last several years, including Wii-mote controlled instruments, 8 Bit sounds from Gameboys, and Commodore 64's, circuit bend and homemade instruments as well samples of my wife Suzanne's cello playing.

What will make this album stand out from our previous work is that The Anomaly That Had Gotten the Better Of Me is an epic sci-fi journey, each track feeds in to the next creating an intricate soundscape that exists within an appealing series of structured musical compositions. Many of the tracks are like rock anthems, played with toys and noisemakers.  

Click here to download from iTunes
Click here to order the CD from CD Baby

Download MP3 of "Everything Put Here Was With The Best Of Intentions"

Sunday, July 11, 2010


New Interview

Hello folks, I wanted to tell you about new book, Distributed Game Development written by a friend of mine, Tim Fields.  If this is your area of interest, I highly recommend checking out this book.  Tim's a real expert on this.  In addition don't miss the interview with yours truly!  Sorry, I never pass up an opportunity for self promotion.

In other news, my new book which I co-authored with Yael Braha, Creative Motion Graphic Titling is now available for pre-order from Amazon.  This book is a comprehensive treatment of the theory and practice behind title sequences and text animation.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I know I haven't updated in a while, but I have some personal news, my wife and I now have a daughter who was born this past weekend, her name is Elinor, and she's absolutely perfect.

In other news, I am wrapping up writing my second textbook, which I will be posting updates on as the release approaches.  It will be focused on creating movie and tv titles, and I think it may be the best handling of the subject in textbook form to date.  Forgive the hyperbole.  Thanks and be well.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Resource of the Week 9/9/09

I'd like to thank, a site that specializes in computer graphics-related news for naming my book, The Visual Effects Arsenal, their Resource of the Week for the week of 9/9/09, here's a link to the article.

Saturday, September 12, 2009



I've recently done some visual effects work on a behind-the-scenes short for the film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. It's now posted on You Tube, it's pretty hilarious. It features Andy Samberg giving all kinds of misinformation about how animated films are made until things go all nuts. That's when I came in, I created the Hadouken!-style energy blasts that he fires off at people towards the end. In addition, I also did the spinning Hancock poster! Click here to watch it.

Thanks to Jonah Goldstein, Chester Tam and Andy Samberg for getting me involved in this.


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