Category Creativity

Photography

Some ideas for my venture into photography, not sure where or how to start.  There is so much information available, fantastic photographers so where do I start, the camera, the shot, technical information or get out there and have a go. Maybe a theme: getting from A to B such as stuck in traffic, walking, driving, […]

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Games and such things

“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt Painted in Virtual Reality! | Art Attack Master Works VR 360° Film: Evelyn’s Story | Oxfam Evelyn and her community were facing an extreme water crisis, only getting access to clean water for about two hours every eight days, if at all.  Follow Evelyn in her search for water and […]

Audio

Interview with Elaine Beckett: Working at Trackdown and creating sound for LEGO Batman, Gods of Egypt, The Railway Man and Happy Feet 2  What do you think music brings to a film? It is such an important part of a film because it is everything that isn’t said. It can lead, emote, it is a […]

Drawing, Design and Creativity

  How Ink Is Made Off the Record “DESIGN CREATES CULTURE CULTURE SHAPES VALUES VALUES DETERMINE THE FUTURE”  Robert L Peters The understanding of all creatures is relative to their field of perception, involving illusion, confusion and delusion creating their reality.  Maya is the illusory creative force of the supreme lord. Life is about how we perceive […]

Colour

Colour is about communicating, a subjective thing.  It is not only about the overall look, there is the dilemma of sunny days vs overcast sky in a scene, using colour to enhance different environments and geographies, creating juxtaposition between scenes.  Might be a warm and colourful film with the need to feel the environment, like […]

Compositing

Compositing is the process of putting back together elements of a shot or scene that have been rendered separately.  These layers give the compositor the ability to alter elements when finishing before bringing them together in the final image.  In the Post-Production Visual Effects Industry, compositing is a vital step to achieving final, finished shot imagery.  Utilizing […]

Texture Process Diary

3D TEXTURING PROCESS DIARY Texturing is the process of applying the surface qualities to objects such as colours and texture, assigning 2D images to 3D objects. Notes from Lanier, L., 2011. Maya studio projects. Texturing and lighting. Sybex, Indianapolis, Ind. p123 UV snapshot and bitmap texture resolutions of 512, 1024, 2048 are resolutions commonly used in […]

3D and VFX

FOLKS VFX OFFERS 12 FACTS ABOUT “12 MONKEYS” On the heels of the release of Season Three, Sebastien Bergeron, Founder and VFX Supervisor at Folks VFX, offers 12 facts about Syfy series,12 Monkeys.  We were brought on board last season, for Season Two of 12 Monkeys. They wanted a change in the visual effects department, and […]

Camera, Lighting and Motion Capture

BEHIND THE SCENES: first feature film shot entirely on Prius backup camera Green Screen Tips, Tricks and Materials – Chromakey Tutorial 6K RAW In-Camera Making of Mad Max: Fury Road from ACS Victoria with John Seale ACS ASC and David Burr ACS Vary your video composition: 10 types of camera shots Until you’ve experienced being […]

Storyboards and Animatics

STORYBOARDER Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie. We built Storyboarder because the storyboarding tool we wanted simply didn’t exist. We are making it better […]