In the last 10 years I started to wonder a lot about the industry I am working in. There is so much going on, like people getting treated really badly, a lot of overtime, a lot of companies going down, underbidding productions, bad management, no business plan or vision of the company leaders. Now I read so much about it, about new approaches, like the VFX manufacturing process, or setting up unions. I thought it’s time to just write down some thoughts of mine about all this, as I gained a bit of experience in a couple of different companies,…
Here we go! Our latest Commercial done by the wonderful team at TheMill Chicago for the last couple of weeks. CG moose, a talking tree and a lot of butterflies!! I worked on that as a Comp / MattePainting / Animation Artist …haha Hope you like it
Finally the -for us at least- long awaited trailer for BigGame is online. Scanline VFX Munich did pretty much all of the VFX work on it. I myself did a couple of the explosion and AirForce One Crash scenes, and I took over the Compositing Supervision for around 40+ shots. We had a great team and nice Client, so I thing the final result looks really good! Check out the trailer, it is filled with VFX shots and make sure to watch the movie!
Well, keying is a task in compositing, that obviously needs time. Especially when you are working on a film project, edges are important, and keeping as much detail as possible is key ! You need to tweak, and tweak and tweak, and sometimes even paint detail back into your shot. And one thing you always have to remember: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE A ONE-KEY Solution ! NEVER ! (to make every area work perfectly) On a commercial project you do not always have time for all this tweaking, so you need to come up with a fast and still good…
Ok it is time to write new Tutorials. Now this is one I thought might be of interest, especially for the more advanced artists around. Now the task seems easy: matching or creating Grain for your shot, sequence or show, without a grain plate of course 😉 First of, you want to find a plate that is evenly lit. For my tutorial I used a green screen plate from a fxphd course I took. Now the task seems easy but how do we extract the grain only and how can we generate a grain plate out…
Hey, the trailer for the upcoming german movie I am working on, Who am I , is online. Nice images
Nr 1 of 4 Spots is online now. It is aired in Swiss only, so for all my friends, here it is, found on the Web Now what did we do ? Well, actually we added the 2 fish, some water fx and of course we changed the sky. I was comp supe on this clip, which turned out to be running through very smoothly. thx caroline and sebastian for the fantastic work check it out here
Hi guys ! So I am back on the website with some latest news stuff. At the moment I am supervising some new commercials for a swiss company. Updates will be posted here soon ! So be aware of the the Blog ! Laters
Cloud Atlas is not only a fantastic movie, it was a great team to work with at Scanline VFX. We made a lot of nice shots, and I have to say, it was fun. (more…)
I am very proud to announce that I was part of the OSCAR winning VFX Team of the latest Scorsesee Movie – HUGO
Even more so that I was working on some of the major shots of the movie, including the massive virtual camera move into the train station, which opened the film.