Morty the One-Eared Bunny
by Johnathan Banta
(Sung to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reigndeer)
Morty the One-Eared Bunny, Was an asymetrically gifted freak. And if you checked his hearing, you would have to say it’s weak.
All of the other bunnies, used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Morty, know when any predator came.
Then one foggy Easter Eve, Santa came to … Continue reading
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts
An Idea On Its Own
During the production of Transformers: The Movie, I was asked to submit some ideas for poster designs, and other concepts to sell the motion picture. I knew it was a Michael Bay film, and that he had a love for fast cars, scantily clad perfect women, and shiny metal objects, and I hoped to bring a fresh perspective — considering I had seen nothing … Continue reading
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series VFX_archaeology
You can’t talk about #greebles without mentioning, likely the most iconic miniature ever shot, the #starwars #stardestroyer at only 3 feet long -@FonHDavis
Context is Everything
Modern cinema maintains a series of technical terms via oral tradition, that really no longer make sense. How many people really itnow the origin of terms like “Gaffer,” and … Continue reading
During a screening of Doctor Strange at a Visual Effects Society event, someone asked the film’s Director whether he preferred the 3D version, or the 2D version? He said: “I am torn, as I love the 3D version, but also the Expanded Dynamic Range version as well.”
I gravitate toward stereo3D movies, due to my history of making stereo3D films. I wrote an article about stereo conversion for The Force Awakens, recounting its masterful use of the stereo3D format. In my opinion, Doctor Strange was a tour-de-force example of fantastic stereo3D conversion, so based on the … Continue reading
worked in China this year cel phones galore, and tried an experiment.
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series VFX_archaeology
Recollections of BOSS FILM STUDIOS
A recent post of one of my photos from Starship Troopers on social media erupted into a lengthy discussion about the BOSS Film work, some of which has heretofore received little mention. Following is a summary of that discussion, beefed up with a little bit of … Continue reading
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series VFX Between Shots
With Your Own Two Hands
When I was a kid, I built things with my hands. Clay, wood, paper, tape, wire, and film combined together were enough to make a movie. If … Continue reading