dMFX joins the pantheon of tools.
FXGuide.com ran a quick blurb on work I am leading at MastersFX for Steven Spielberg’s FALLING SKIES. Though not intended to be a news item, they introduced my Digital Makeup Initiative to the world, to some degree. The initial goal of the initiative is to put the tools developed digitally back in the hands of makeup creatives, instead of detached visual effects facilities. It is too easy to just wave the wand of the digital brush and eliminate all the work done on-set, when it can be completed by pushing past the physical … Continue reading
In 2008 I was struck by the lack of institutional knowledge of VFX in the industry. Each person has their collection of inspiration that brought them into the artistic field, and most of mine came from the Starlog Press, and TV VFX specials that occasionally showed up. So I set up my youtube account to inspire and educate, and I uploaded many of the old documentaries I could find. I add to the favorites whenever I find inspired VFX visuals, or documentaries that teach us more. Subscriptions to other sites usually lead to bigger collections of VFX know-how and examples.
It is important to know our history so we can learn from it. This channel is a repository, and signpost to VFX knowledge.
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The VFX War
A Quality Product Should Be Its Own Reward
It is hard to realize that the iPhone is not even a decade old. For the most part it works so well, that it fades into the background of our daily lives — quietly doing its job. Now remove it from our lives, and see what effect that has, and our reliance on the technology will be evident.
No one in their right mind would even try (apologies to Samsung).
Modern visual effects using computer … Continue reading
Welcome to the blog. What is PunkWerks, one may ask? Officially this is an offshoot site of Agrapha Productions, but it is not directly related to the VFX content the company provides — it is one of the side effects of a life of art. Those projects and ideas that don’t quite fit in, or never really leaped out. The work of a PUNK.
Hence the name. This is a blog, not visual effects.
At launch this is expected to be a place where I can share ideas, observations, and generally fascinating art and technology, found or otherwise. It is … Continue reading