Saving VFX: Part One — A Possible Way Forward

Splitting Up to Carry On.

Government kickbacks are not the only concern weighing on the VFX industry. We have innovated our way into solving everyone else’s problems, taking on the burden that used to belong to other departments. VFX have threatened the jobs of other parts of the industry for several years, and these industries have downsized or specialized as a result. Now VFX is at times overburdened with responsibility for the camera, sets, props, hair and makeup, and even actors in a movie — just fix it in post. We have always said we CAN do it, but due … Continue reading

Digital Makeup Joins The Stage February 2, 2014

Todd Masters and Johnathan Banta At The Digital Days Conference.

The Digital Days Conference kicks off Saturday Feb 1, 2014. Todd Masters and Johnathan Banta (spelled wrong on their website) of MastersFX join a panel Sunday to talk about the convergence of practical and digital effects.

Join us as we talk of the crossing between digits and digital.

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Adventures in Stereo 3D: Part 3 — A Stereo Markup Language

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Stereo3D Adventures

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Stereo3D Adventures

Scribbling is the Universal Language.

The markup language was also used in shots that were shot native, and rendered/composited in stereo. Certain sculpting notations were not useful, but guiding general placement in-depth and pointing out anomalies used the same visual language.

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Saving Mr. Binks

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Focusing the Hatred of the Galaxy, a Digital Star is Born!

There are long diatribes on the Internet tearing George Lucas to shreds for the creation of Jar Jar Binks.  Such vile hatred for a character in a movie —an individual that does not exist — is curious.  Normally this level of vitriol is reserved for politicians and rapscallions (though the character was a politician in Episode II and III).  Fans of Star Wars despise this creation, and make it their hobby to eviscerate him.

As I said:  Curious.

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