Category Pre Production

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

CG SOCIETY VR IS A FANTASTIC BEAST  Framestore’s Andy Rowan-Robinson on building interaction and expanding narratives in virtual reality.  The Evolution of VR Storytelling YOU GOT THIS: AN ANIMATOR-TURNED-VR CREATOR’S 5 TAKEAWAYS ON GIVING VIRTUAL REALITY A GO THE  FOUNDRY Our new initiative to help you embrace VR Can you afford to miss the virtual […]

HDR Images

High Dynamic Range Images – HDRI  HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is a technology that expands the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights. Dynamic Range is a range of brightness values that can be recorded on media (film, photographic plate, photographic paper) or on the matrix of a digital […]

Drawing, Design and Creativity

How Ink Is Made 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 things and in our images we may want to keep it clean and simple, not loading it down […]

Colour

Colour is either subtractive, where all the colours are absorbed and only black is reflected, such as lighting models in a 3D environment, or additive, where all colours are equally mixed together to form white, such as a computer monitor. Hue is the tint of the colour such as red, green or blue Saturation is […]

Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources

This is a collection of bits and pieces, that are posted, changed and updated as I learn, work and discover.  Coloured words have links, this includes topic headings, articles, people and other interesting resources that has been collected for my personal reference. It is ‘roughly’ in alphebetical order with some topics and software grouped under their relevant headings […]

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 […]

Storyboards and Animatics

FILM  STORYBOARDS SEQUENCE and VARIETY SHOOTING in STORYTELLING Videomaker: 180 deg rule Vary your video composition: 10 types of camera shots Until you’ve experienced being on the other side of the camera, moviegoers might not realize that they’ve been engaged throughout the storyline because of the range of camera shots in the film. It’s not just […]

Story Process

Making a filmmaker: how 13 pros got their start Vimeo is filled with inspiring people whose video-making experiences run the gamut. To celebrate our incredible community, we talked with 13 Vimeo filmmakers about how they first began their careers. Read, Set, Go! Tech for easy reading While some of us love our paper books, lugging those […]