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Hey everyone, I'm on the hunt for cool/interesting/stunning/bizarre 3ds Max, Maya and Softimage content that we can use at Autodesk to create software demos for use around the world. This is great exposure. Read on for more details...
Over the last year I have been hearing, and talking to customers, about using technology to return direct control of the creative process to the directors. It's fascinating to see how its being done and consider what effects it might have in years to come.
A couple posts ago I talked about going in to visit Third floor studios to shoot some video about how they do previz work for games and film productions. Well here is a first taste (if you have the bandwidth you can watch it in HD as well...
Yesterday I spent a full day at The Third Floor Inc. with a camera crew interviewing the team about their work. This company is a fast rising star in LA that is doing fully animated 3d previsualisations for numerous major film and game projects. The whole day was a great reminder of how rewarding a previz job can be.
A friend of mine at Neoscape, Nils Norgren, is putting together a new 3DS Max user group in Boston. If you have enjoyed all the tutorials Neoscape has done for the AREA and live in the Boston AREA I highly recommend you check this out. See the info below...
You want a little exposure you say? You'd like to have your work up next to the likes of ILM and the Mill? Well just keep reading...
Yesterday I went out and shot some video at Harmonix. For those of you who have not heard of the company, how about Guitar Hero and Guitar hero 2? If you haven't heard of those you might have been living under a rock. I suggest you step out and get some sun...
A couple weeks ago I shot a video profile with one of our 3ds Max/Flame clients, Sway. These guys have been doing a lot of great work. In fact they were on cloud 9 when I arrived as they had won the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video award at the VES awards only a couple days earlier. The video was U2 and Green Days' "The Saints are Coming" If you haven't seen it this video is a very political look at what the the Katrina aftermath would have been like if Iraq war level resources has been applied to the disaster. This required a huge amount of 3d integration with live video from real news casts. This is hard enough but remember they are integrating this footage into things like VHS copies of bad CNN footage. I'm sure many of you can imagine or have complained about back plates being shot with no consideration for the CG that happens afterwards. This is the poster child for bad backplates. The work was beautifully done and you can see a you tube version of it here although the quality doesn't do it justice.
Hey everyone. As the title alludes to, I just finished a week of interviews with some of our high profile clients in LA. Traveling from cold, winteryToronto to sunny LA in February for a week is a tough pill to swallow but I'll take one for the team. Last Tuesday we spent the day at Method. They use Flame and Maya to create beautiful commercials as well as some increasing amounts of film work. If you are wondering what they work on here is one example from a series of Toyota commercials they worked on...
Sorry I haven't written lately. I'm hoping everyone in North America had a good labour day long weekend (a weekend where we try not to labour ironically). I have found the best way to get out of doing anything on the weekend is to offer to smoke ribs on the barbeque. This works on multiple levels. First, everyone likes and wants to be nice to the guy making ribs.