FILMMAKING

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.

The renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Practical lighting on set can make a world of difference when you’re trying to composite VFX for a certain aesthetic and atmosphere within your night scene. Check out our blog post and learn hot to light your night scene for your VFX.

Whether you’re a DP, 3D modeler, director, or compositor - having an on-set reference of 3D VFX during production can be incredibly handy as you’re framing your shot, setting up lighting, placing your actors, etc. Check out this post learn how you can reference 3D VFX during production!

If you're looking to get into VR, but not sure where to start; this is the blog post for you! We are going to help prepare you for the future of immersive video production.

The evolution of 360 video and virtual reality is going to be an interesting one, and the great thing about becoming involved in it at this stage is you have a lot of freedom to experiment with what’s possible in VR filmmaking.