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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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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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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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