Archive for May, 2010

State of visual effects and animation industry.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Its come to my attention that a  slew of articles are popping up across the internet attempting to take a closer look at how the visual effects industry functions.  It’s definitely interesting to witness, since most of the general public is just interested with our ” sexy ” final product in film, television, and games.

As artists in this industry we’ve always sat down to numerous gatherings with co-workers, friends,  and relatives discussing some harsh truths of the industry. To see however, some of the same stories being covered by Time magazine or letters to high profile directors like James Cameron is quite refreshing.  Do I need shoulder to cry on? Do I need a pair of ears to whine to? Not quite. But having some people know what the contrasts are between the different levels of production is a great start for our industry.

Good start here.

Time Magazine article.

Open letter to James Cameron here.

Marvel Super Hero Squad Commercial.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Here is the latest commercial spot I was able to do with yU+co. It’s an interesting piece done with Turkish Telecom celebrating both the opening of a soccer stadium, Children’s day and Marvel’s superheroes.My contribution was the second to last shot with Iron Man landing within the stadium. I also helped with the kids being held by Hulk as he galloped towards and away camera and helped out with polish on the blocked out Hulk. It was a fun project and a mini reunion with the great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle team from last summer, not to mention some new faces that were a fresh and welcome addition.