Category Creativity

Photography

ALSO CAMERA, LIGHTING AND MOTION CAPTURE POST Some ideas for my venture into photography, not sure where or how to start.  There is so much information available, so many fantastic photographers.  Where do I start, the camera, the shot, technical information?  The story is told through the camera which is used to manipulate the elements, […]

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Games and such things

“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt Painted in Virtual Reality! | Art Attack Master Works Giraffe in 3D VR VR 360° Film: Evelyn’s Story | Oxfam Ambitious Light Field Lab Aspires to Change Entertainment Forever Light Field Lab is making the stuff of sci-fi films a reality.  As background, Light field images represent the mathematical model […]

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 Webinar Replay – Variable Concept Aft Techniques for Game Environments with Ken Fairclough   AREA Artist of the Year Jorge Baldeón Behind the scenes of the BBC Winter Olympics animation The BBC has been building up to the start of its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage in the UK with a campaign centred […]

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

3D PROCESS How to Take an Image and Turn it Into 3D Picking the concept originally, I needed something with a story and human skin, but also being someone who likes creatures, it was appealing to me to squeeze one into the assignment. I also like to look for things with a lot of colors […]

Camera, Lighting and Motion Capture

ALSO  PHOTOGRAPHY  POST  BEHIND THE SCENES: first feature film shot entirely on Prius backup camera Green Screen Tips, Tricks and Materials – Chromakey Tutorial The story is told through the camera, being used to manipulate the elements while letting the viewer know what they need to focus on and how they might feel. Get out there […]

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 […]