We're now in a day and age where CGI is all around us in our films, television shows, and video games, yet barely anyone knows about the technology behind all of that magic. This blog is here to change all of that, one post at a time.
I started this blog back in January to educate people about the digital arts, and six months later it’s still going strong! So whether you joined six months ago or six minutes ago - THANK YOU!!! This blog would be nothing without my loyal followers! Here’s to 300 more!
Go Behind-the-Scenes of How to Train Your Dragon 2 with Hiccup as Dreamworks animators talk about Apollo, their newest and most powerful animation tool, that is described as currently the closest thing to “putting the pencil back into the animator’s hand.”
In our latest ‘Close Up’ we take a look at the stereo conversion services we delivered for Tom Cruise’s summer sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow directed by Doug Liman. Prime Focus World was the exclusive stereo conversion partner on the film which reunited the award-winning team that delivered the stereo conversion work for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. PFW’s Senior VP, Production, View-D™ Matthew Bristowe, Senior Stereographer Richard Baker and Stereo Supervisor Barry O’Brien describe the work they undertook with reference to some exclusive breakdown footage, and give an insight into the evolution of PFW’s innovative stereo conversion techniques.
Making of Maleficent's 3D Stereo Conversion by Prime Focus World
In this edition of our ‘Close Up’ series, we take a look at the 3D conversion for box office smash Maleficent. Prime Focus World created 23 minutes of stereo for the film, comprising 366 shots. PFW’s Senior VP, Production, View-D™ Matthew Bristowe, Senior Stereographer Richard Baker, Stereographer Oliver Allen-Wielebnowski, and View-D™ Producer Valeria Andino, give an account of the work PFW completed alongside some breakdown footage.
The Walking Dead Episode 401 Emmy Submission by Stargate Studios
This video contains spoilers and very graphic imagery, please view with caution. This visual effects reel was submitted by Stargate Studios for consideration for the 2014 Emmys. This video showcases their effects work in episode 401 of the hit television show The Walking Dead.
Dane Stogner has been an animator over at DreamWorks Animation Studios for many years, working on several feature films including How to Train your Dragon 2, Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury, Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon, and Madagascar 3. The above video is a collection of some of his best work.
Gareth Edwards’ visual effects laden Godzilla was brought to the screen by artists from a range of VFX houses, including MPC, Weta Digital and Double Negative. But supporting this process, getting involved well before the movie’s pre-production began, were the artists at The Third Floor. We caught up with previs supervisor Eric Carney to discuss his involvement with this film, the scope of the work involved, and the role previs can play in big CGI-heavy action films.
Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring interviews with: Chris Hardwick • Nolan Bushnell • Alison Haislip • Hideo Kojima • Wil Wheaton • Cliff Bleszinski (CliffyB) • Hiroyoki Kobayashi • Warren Spector… and MANY more!
From executive producer Zach Braff and CliffyB comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.