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    Save Point - an interactive animated series

    I remember using max for years, and really having to worry about adding 4 or 5 lights to the scene. Now I can use 90 point lights in a scene, and it's really nice. It's not that you need that many for a scene, but you can literally build an whole set and light it, and just forget about them...
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    directing Proof of Concept

    Speaking specifically to the sub topic of "fake trailers" used as a POC showcase for would be productions, I run into a lot of people that have this idea. There are a lot of issues with trying to do things that way, and I end up explaining it over and over. People see a lot of trailers, and...
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    news Gaspar Noé Calls Watching ‘Gravity’ on Drugs ‘the Best Cinematic Experience of My Life’

    The funny thing is, this isn't the first time I've heard someone say this about the film Gravity.
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    pre-pro Green Screen Setup

    You're welcome, If you run into any problems during setup, I'll try to help you out. If you're excited to start learning to use greenscreen and want to get some experience while you wait for all this stuff to be delivered, you can always just go to the store and buy a lamp and a blue or green...
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    actors R.I.P. Max Von Sydow

    You have to wonder what kids in other countries watch. What do Russian kids watch at Christmas? Come and See? Stalker? I think German kids watch shows about Krampus, a fanged Santa Klaus that kidnaps and murders children that haven't been "nice" "He used to not only bring candy and presents...
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    pre-pro Green Screen Setup

    Sure, but what you should buy depends a lot on your overall budget. If you're trying to get it done on a shoestring, you probably don't want to buy brand name cinema lighting like the Arri stuff. That's what I use for the subjects, but it's really expensive for what you get. Bottom line, all...
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    watch See if you can guess the ending of my new short!

    I was standing in line behind Sergei Brin at the premiere of the Matrix Reloaded in Mountain View. I think you have a good idea for a movie, but you'll need a lot more budget for it to work. I'm also wondering about these guys as main characters. IRL they are quite stable and reasonable...
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    pre-pro Green Screen Setup

    You need one good camera, a BMCC would work ok for HQ on YouTube, or smaller use case. DaVinci resolve is free, and is the best software for greenscreen at home. You will need a reasonably powerful computer for keying 4k in real time, at least a 2080 but it depends on your format. I would...
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    Save Point - an interactive animated series

    It averages about a frame every few seconds. I just can't set up good shots as fast as it can render, so there's a lot of unused time each day. I guess I'm averaging about 6 hours a day rendering. Davinchi has basically replaced CS now, combining AE and Premiere into something that works...
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    What are you listening to right NOW!

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    Save Point - an interactive animated series

    Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. These frames are all from our final development demo, as we approach a point where we can begin construction and deployment of the real project. It's the story of a cat that finds itself trapped inside an evolving, surrealistic maze of worlds. This is an...
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    Save Point - an interactive animated series

    It's been a while since I updated this blog section. I mainly use it for screenshots now, since you have to scroll for 10 minutes to get to new posts, so I doubt anyone actually sees anything I put here. I would delete the top posts, but I want to keep them as a record of how this developed...
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    Couldn't have put it better myself

    I don't think it's that strange. Terrible, depressing, but ultimately, logical. I keep trying to find a way forward, and there's some evidence that there is one, but it's certainly not down the middle of the interstate, by which I mean just make a good film and hope it succeeds. One thing...
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    Couldn't have put it better myself

    lol, I didn't realize your were also a post guy. Typically it's writers that launch into the "story is the most important and visuals aren't" speech. They aren't completely wrong. As far as what Sean is saying, I think it's semantics, but it's basically what I was saying. Story may be core...
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    Couldn't have put it better myself

    Well, I would imagine that post work has some value, lol. (I'm guessing you haven't seen a lot of my work) Story is the core of everything, obviously. Everything else in a film should be designed to serve the story. Simultaniously, film, and especially film business/ROI, is a very complex...
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