Well, it’s been a bit since some updates and that’s due to some crazy hours on an on-location freelance job. I saw things that I felt could have been improved, but I saw something I have rarely seen and it was so impressive I am going to mention it below. First off however, [...]
No, I don’t mean Ahnuld. I mean the type of governor that limits a vehicle from going “too fast”. This touches more on the previous post about getting to final slowly and steadily versus in a mad dash. I had an interesting discussion with some folks at the gig I am currently [...]
First and foremost your no has to be backed up by some yes’s and consistent quality and delivery time frames. [...]
If you’re unfamiliar with the term ROI it stands for Return On Investment. Now, some of you may think I am talking about the hardware, software, and general expenses in dealing with the business side of VFX. That of course is important. However, there is another aspect: the human ROI.
I went to the annual Visual Effects Bake Off that’s held every year at the Academy theater on Wilshire. This narrows the choices from 7 films to the new 5 that will be nominated for the Oscar for Visual Effects. The work was incredible. The level of finish was stellar and once again [...]
I know we’ve all heard (and I have said it myself) that it’s not the tools, it’s the artist that creates great work. The craftsman does not blame his hammer for an improperly build shed, etc. Having said that there are tools I use religiously and rely on them for managing and maintaining [...]
This saying was a favorite of an old coach of mine. In his world, when you had the ball and hurried you would inevitably make a mistake and lose the ball to the opposing team. Now, this may seem like an odd analogy but believe me, I use this all the time with [...]
Part of what makes the job of visual effects a pain (especially more so once you are freelance) is the sheer deluge of information and things you need to keep track of. Lots of these items are seemingly unrelated yet still related. Web pages, business information, etc.