of the Moment from Down Under:
Jerry Jeffress, winner of
multiple Academy Awards for the inventions
and use of special effects equipment and techniques in
motion pictures such as Indiana Jones, E.T., Star Wars and many more,
says g'day to all wafflers from the tropical bush near Cairns, Australia
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from Jerry Jeffress' website:
of three Academy Awards for Special Effects in Motion Pictures. Credits
include: Ghostbusters, ET, Indiana Jones, Star Wars trilogy
and many more. Advertising credits include ABC Sunday Night at the
I'm Jerry Jeffress and am sometimes known as
JaMworks, for Jerry and
I now live In Far Northern Tropical Australia.
I'm about 2 hours West of Cairns Australia (gateway to the Great
Barrier Reef) on some rather bad 4wheel drive roads that can be
impassible for days depending on the level of creeks and rivers during
the monsoon season.
I do have some dogwaffle drawings of mine on my flickr pages
If you are interested in my history, google me "Jerry Jeffress"
I'm 66 - I'm retired now
but still do a few things..... it is a remote location
here, with slow internet over phone lines, no cell phone or high-speed
internet options like dsl or cable, except perhaps satellite which I'm
considering. It's tough to download updates and free brushsets but it's
worth every minute LOL - Dogwaffle allows me some nice 'getaways',
trips into memory lane.
How I came across Project
Dogwaffle: I don't remember, actually, but it was many versions
ago, at least 4+ years back.
Dogwaffle is simply the best drawing program there is. And I have
actually made Dog Waffles that my dog loved. I probably looked at this
program because of the name. Dan Richie has a good sense of fun.
In the past, I have have painted for real but now only use digital
I also use TrueSpace 7.5 and Vray for 3D work. I use an
old desktop PC, a Wacom tablet, two laptops - one is a new Dell XPS,
very nice (!). I have many external hard drives (about 1 terabyte
total) as Melissa and I do a bit of Video editing.
What I like most about
Dogwaffle are the brushes: fun and easy to use. There are of
course also some workflow issues because of the
non-standard interface, but it's possible that's what makes it so
fun.... I also use Corel Draw and Photopaint, Fireworks,
We do quite a bit of video edting, as I
mentioned: I use Vegas Pro, a great program! Also some 3D
animation with TrueSpace7.5
Other things I've done include some lovely
stories and drawings done by remote bush kids mostly scanned in hand
drawing, coloured in CorelPhotoPaint by kids who had never used a
computer before with a bit of help from me. (my project a few years
ago) digital drawing
For more information about my Academy Awards try these sites:
Our very old jamworks site at: http://www.jeffress.net/jamworks/
The flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamworks
Interview with me in the local community: http://www.jeffress.net/wrcc/int_jlj.htm
about where I live: http://www.jeffress.net/wrcc/
My wife Melissa kept a journal a few years back about living where we
About my Professional uses of Project
I have used Dogwaffle to make the backgrounds for some of my videos and
DVD's. Here's an example:
1) A dogwaffle drawing of the desert by me
2) JaMworks finished
DVD using the dogwaffle drawing as the background.
It is tightly edited 50 minutes of The Hafla El Tropical in Cairns
in August 2007. Great party and show.....if you want to know more look