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Sunday, August 9th, 2020


Practical Production Techniques – Volume 15

In this 15th volume of the Practical Production Techniques series, which contains approximately 1191 (that’s almost 20 hours!) minutes of video, multiple award-winning VFX artist and CG Supervisor Kelly “Kat” Myers takes on the daunting task of rescuing a model originally created in 3DS Max produced by a “Fivver” artist for the short film “Curse of the Phantom Shadow”. The original model being totally unacceptable for production, turning it from “zero to hero” so as to be ready for action in the film would require taking the original model andRead More

Not All Models Are Equal

Many years ago, a very green first time director wanted to make a swashbuckler action adventure film along the lines of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Star Wars,” and “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”. He rolled up his sleeves, and shot an epic on 85% green screen. His solution to everything was, “We’ll fix it in post.” Not only did this become his standard answer, it became his mantra. And then one day, the dreaded post-production process started. The director I am an talking about is me, andRead More