First off I just want to say that when I approached the Adobe After Effects team about needing a custom pipeline script, they referred me to Zack. My takeaway was that he must know what he’s doing. And I wasn’t wrong.
I told him initially that I wanted something like “Increment and Save” on steroids. Something that wouldn’t just update the project but rename various comps and render items and point renders to contextual folders. But what I ended up with was so much more than I had originally planned.
I began bombarding him with feature requests and tweaks, but he knocked them all out of the park. And when I wasn’t sure about certain functionality Zack made suggestions (giving himself more work in the process) but then ended up improving upon something that I was already happy with. The resulting tool automates many tedious things that used to take several seconds of clicking and navigating, copy/pasting, etc. A lot of seemingly complex instructions that were once entered manually have been reduced to single button instantaneous functions. Our workflow is much smoother now thanks to Zack.
I couldn’t be happier with the end result and Zack’s effusive style is evidence of his enjoyment of these kinds of projects. He’s a talented tool developer and I can’t recommend him enough. He was game for everything I threw at him and always quick to reply. He’s a true pro. When I need more custom tools I know where to turn.”
Co-Founder and Senior Compositor at VFX Legion