Category Archives: VFX/Animation
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The virtual environment had to be detailed in all the right places, so that it would stand up to camera scrutiny in shots where it took up the majority of the frame, simple enough on the whole to allow quick fixes during production, and massive enough to make sense as the camera pulls back to a literal god's-eye view of earthly affairs.
When executive producer Brannon Braga was hired for Fox's new series Terra Nova, he was the second person brought onboard. The third, before any other writing or producing staff or cast, was visual-effects supervisor Kevin Blank. "That shows you how important we knew he would be to the success of this series," says Braga. "Because if we couldn't pull off this world, there would be no show."
Sometimes it's the little things that sell a spot - like the quick composite that establishes the expansive fantasy setting for this spot. We checked in with lead VFX artist Chris Sonia to see what's new in the compositing suite.
All Sam Balcomb and Jeff Dodson of Rainfall Films knew was that they needed to create 25 VFX shots in which Los Angeles would crumble and burn as if it were the apocalypse. And they needed to do it in five days.
An enviable group of award-winning visual effects supervisors powered Super 8's post-production. Film & Video talked with ILM's Kim Libreri about VFX production for what could be this summer's favorite family film.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group yesterday announced that Dan Glass was taking the reins as executive vice president in charge of the company's VFX operations, which are now united under the Method Studios banner. In a phone interview, F&V asked Glass about his new role, what clients can expect to see happen in the near future, and the mounting competitive pressures of a globalized VFX marketplace.
With new support for a range of capture formats, expanded After Effects capabilities and the introduction of Adobe Audition for Mac, Adobe CS5.5 has a lot to offer a wide gamut of new and emerging content creators.