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

Virtual sets traditionally allowed of the inclusion of the talent into a virtual scene. Some food for thought: VR/AR opportunity capturing sound for VR and AR editing and compositing strategies for spherical video (360º VR video) algorithms designing spatial sound:  adapting contemporary sound design practices for VR CG SOCIETY VR IS A FANTASTIC BEAST  Framestore’s […]

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 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 […]

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

A great story to connect with your viewers is still the key.  It is important for a writer to have a rich and varied background, your writing for someone to get immersed into a world, not like a novel where you describe everything and give them a complete picture.  You need to enter this world […]