Amazing band I had the pleasure of being the VFX artist for, if you haven’t heard them before give them a listen.
Well, someone pointed out that I never update this so I figured I’d post some stills of recent film work ~ enjoy
P.S The Castle shot still hasn’t been finished and is far off from what I wanted it to look like. I haven’t touched it since April.
EDIT: Look how convoluted my comps are! they started off neat, I swear.
I really need to focus more on node based compositing.
photo by Christos Argiropoulos
VFX Shot from Robert Ten Eyck’s short film.
I’m so looking forward to sleeping as soon as possible.
note: the person getting hit with a pint glass is not my actor, he is the DOP that gracefully volunteered to help out by playing the roll of the robber for this scene. Also note that he wont be getting hit over the head with a pint glass but a beer bottle designed by the talented Sam Drew. Oh, and he wont be trying to stab Bruce with a pen (or holding a script.)
Just some screens from a hand painted texturing challenge today.
Had 2 hours to get this completed, done using concept art from the game Bastion as reference.
Texture was hand painted by myself, the model, credit goes to my friend Jason Lange.
I’d have to say I love hand painted textures more than anything, more games should have them. Heck, I’d love for an animated to have hand painted textures, hurry up Pixar!
Craig Goats, I love you.
Sorry about double posting, I’m not one to usually do this but i was displeased about the lack of being able to embed multiple videos.
This is a comparison video of what was recorded today, the one on the left is obviously the graded and stabilized one. I would’ve liked to make something longer and more planned, but I’m not a god and cannot control the weather (unfortunately)
I promise the next video will contain 10x more nudity.
Well, didn’t have much to do today after class, decided to go out filming. I was intending to film something much longer but unluckily it started raining and the camera lens started fogging up so decided to head back in. Anyway, Enjoy the most gut-wrenching Australian short film to hit the tubes in the past 100 years. Manly tears will be shed.
Well, Final Cut Pro X is out. Usually with new releases of programs features get added not removed, But Apple being the hip and cool company they are thought “You know what would be really cool? if we completely stripped down this program, made it worse than it already is, piss off all the people that use our program professionally and just turn it into a consumer ‘app’ that we can market towards hipsters and soccer mums.”
Hopefully this causes training facilities to start teaching AVID opposed to FCP so we can actually learn the industry standard and have a better chance of work in the industry.
…and now for the filmy stuff.
Well, I calibrated my monitor earlier today and I checked out some earlier colour grading I had done, to my surprise it was shit. It’s amazing how much difference a non calibrated monitor can make (strongly recommend anyone interested in doing any grading to calibrate their monitors). Anyway, to celebrate the fact I’ve now got some monitors properly calibrated I thought I’d post some grades I quickly threw together.
This is also a demonstration of how different colour grading effects the mood of the film.