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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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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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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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Where´s the backplate?

Where´s the backplate?

Posted by on May 4, 2011 in general, projects, visual fx | 0 comments

Classical situation: A character has to disappear, the scene is shot, some days later they realize: “Where is the backplate??? Oops, we forgot.” That´s what happened, so it was necessary to recreate the Background just with Photoshop and no further Reference. So i´ts paint and clone, reusing several parts of the image, add stuff color it and...

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