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Workshop for the Korean Film Archive, Seoul

Workshop for the Korean Film Archive, Seoul

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in film restoration | 0 comments

I was comissioned to hold a digital restoration workshop for Diamant Film Restoration software for the Korean Film Archive, Seoul. It was a great chance to experience east asian culture and also see some different restoration practices. The Kofa recently moved into a new building, where the founded a film lab and digital facility which is pretty much state...

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back to university again

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in general, visual fx | 0 comments

After working for several years and being a freelancer for around seven years i decided to get myself some further education. I´m almost completely self taught, that’s why I thought it would be challenging to be in another environment, besides working on projects. So I joined a postgraduate program called digital Art and Compositing at the Vienna Film...

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High quality historic film scans

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in film restoration | 0 comments

High quality historic film scans: Over the last eight years I was working on a variety of historic film restoration projects. These clips are taken from various film leaders.Everything is historic film material, ranging from 1910 up to the 70ies, but mostly between 1920 to 1950. All the material was obtained directly from professional film scanners (mostly...

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3d camera tracking course material

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in general | 0 comments

I was asked to hold a course about 3d camera tracking at the SAE Institute Vienna: The practical course was focused on Pftrack by The Pixelfarm Now i´m offering some of the course material for free download: -a quickstart guide for pftrack, just the basics, that will get you on track quickly -a general overview on various topics concerning 3d tracking,...

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leap of faith – the general specialists tale

leap of faith – the general specialists tale

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in general, random pointless banter | 0 comments

One of the beauties of working with film is that already in it´s early stages it developed into a collaborative art form. Producing a film consists of a series of specialized tasks, where it makes sense to split the work into different departments, the classical ones being director, lighting, director of photography, camera assistants, production, editing,...

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HDRI cg lighting

HDRI cg lighting

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in tech, visual fx | 2 comments

As part of my test with the Canon 5d camera i also tried to develop a workflow for Image based lighting, using HDR images from a mirrored chrome ball to obtain photorealistic 3d lighting that match the live conditions. Using that you can insert any 3d object with proper modeling and materials into the scene and they will fit in quite...

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Masters of VFX: Douglas Trumbull

Masters of VFX: Douglas Trumbull

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in visual fx, webfindings / inspiration | 0 comments

Recently I was re-watching some Classics like Encounters of a third Kind and the Alien quadrilogy and I was amazed how well the VFX was holding up even to today’s standards, so I decided to do some research about who was responsible for those titles and about there whereabouts and what can be found on the web today about those masters of analogue VFX. So...

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Matchmoving

Matchmoving

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in tech, visual fx | 0 comments

Matchmoving is a term term loosely used for recreating a virtual camera that reproduces the movements and characteristics of a real camera in order to be used in a 3d software package or compositing software. The goal is to combine the originally shot material with computer generated images in a flawless manner, so that it appears to be all shot within one...

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back to the roots

back to the roots

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in projects, visual fx | 0 comments

Short time ago I got a message from some Multimedia-Art Master Students from Salzburg. They were searching for a DIT/Data Wrangler for their Project “Back tot he Roots“, a Sci fi short shot with the Arri Alexa with some quite ambitious Vfx shots. Fur further Infos you can get the details from their website at www.the-roots.at/blog/?lang=en_us. Not...

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FIAF Summerschool Bologna

FIAF Summerschool Bologna

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in film restoration | 0 comments

Archive workshop at FIAF Summer School Bologna: From the 16th of may until the 16th of july i was taking part in the FIAF Film Restoration Summerschool in Bologna. The program is very well known and one of the few options for further education in digital film restoration and digital intermediate. it consists of  six weeks distance learning, the film...

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IBC und color grading Workstation:

IBC und color grading Workstation:

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in general, tech | 0 comments

Unfortunately this post is only available in German Ich war mit einem Kollegen auf der IBC, der größten europäischen Messe für Video / Film / Postproduktion. Der Grund für unseren Besuch war ein für uns geeignetes und leistbares Color Grading System zu finden. Zur Auswahl standen für uns: – Autodesk Smoke und Lustre – Avid DS –...

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Project Photofly – now Autodesk 123D Catch

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in visual fx, webfindings / inspiration | 0 comments

It´s been buzzing around the net quite some time and finally i was curious and gave Photofly from Autodesk a shot. It´s still in development, but version 2.1 can be tested for free. It basically uses a series of images taken by a still camera from various angles of an object and calculates a 3d Model  with mapping. It seems like they still try to get a...

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Les Equilibristes Godayou

Les Equilibristes Godayou

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in english, film restoration | 0 comments

A while ago we finished the digital restoration project „Les Equilibristes Godayou“. The project was done by Raoul Schmidt, Matteo Lepore and myself for the Austrian filmmuseum ( www.filmmuseum.at ). It has been made from 1911, a french Pathé production, showing two members of a japanese circus doing their performances. Remarkably it´s a stencil...

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Virtual set recreation

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in projects, visual fx | 0 comments

For the one of the latest projects I had to recreate a virtual camera move, where the camera moves towards a real cardboard box and when it´s opened i had to recreate a room where a person (shot against greenscreen ) is preparing to paint the walls. The only things i hat where some photo references of the room, the greenscreen with the person and the shot...

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Vienna Moods, color graded version

Vienna Moods, color graded version

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in projects | 0 comments

As described in my other blogpost, i did some testing with the Canon Eos Mark II. This short clip is the result of this shooting, edited and color graded. As mentioned i did not use any tripod or stabilizers. The goal of this experiment, besides doing some testing to convey a certain mood that can be captured just by walking through the city of Vienna. ...

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Shooting Canon DSLR for Visual Fx:

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in tech, visual fx | 0 comments

As canon DSLR got overall popular the last couple of years, i took the time to take the Canon 5d for a spin for two days, in order to analyze it´s possibility for creating visual fx with this setup for further projects. I´m not a professional camera man myself, but i have some background in still photography from university and from courses i took, so i...

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Shooting for Color Grading with Canon Dslr

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in tech, visual fx | 0 comments

There are several things, that come into play when shooting with Canon Dslrs concerning Color Grading: dynamic range: Dynamic range can considered to be the ratio between the darkest and brightest Values that can be reproduced by the camera. The human eye can be considered one of the most fleble means for reproducing a great range of dynamic range, due to...

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eye tracking while watching films

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in english, webfindings / inspiration | 0 comments

In almost every filmbook i read, the importance of guiding the eye of the viewer as well as framing and composition is constantly stressed. I just found some videos, where several people watching movies have been eye-tracked and they definitely proof the concept: It´s all about the eyes and faces, about contrast, angles and movement. As this was nothing...

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