FILMMAKING

If you’re on a budget and looking for some ideas on how to raise the production value of your project (without raising the cost), read on for some great DIY resources to incorporate practical effects into your project.

The lines between the digital world and reality continue to blur as more advanced tools and processes surface, allowing VFX artists to achieve stunning photorealism in their rendered scenes. From photogrammetry to advanced lighting and ray-tracing algorithms, it’s never been easier to craft visual effects that are on a whole new level.

Owners of the Sony a9 camera are in luck! Sony just dropped their 5.0 firmware update, with a focus on drastically increasing the a9’s already robust capabilities. While this certainly isn’t the first firmware update the a9 has received, this one is worth paying attention to.

Whether you’re shooting the interior of a car, airplane, or spaceship, compositing the interior against a believable background can create some truly epic VFX sequences. Today, we’re going to look at a few practical areas to consider during pre-production, production, and post-production, to ensure your vehicle interior scenes are as integrated as seamlessly as possible.

The hands-on training to become a VFX artist has never been more accessible than it is now, and it’s also a great time to break into a flourishing industry. Don’t sit idly by while excuses hold you back from the career you’re passionate about. Do some research, and put in the effort to be prepared for the job you’ve always wanted!

Your scene is perfectly composited with VFX assets - you’ve keyed, lit, textured, blended, tracked, and rendered your scene out, playing it back a dozen times. Yet, something just feels off. It could be you didn’t have a chance to work with meticulously planned pre-vis shots for reference.

The green screen is taken for granted in today’s world of crunchy key lights and drag and drop effects. Keying is not easy, and a lot has to go right between pre-production and final renders to get a truly masterful composite using green, blue, or any type of chroma key screen. This post gives you 4 tips to shoot green screen for improved VFX compositing.