Invisible VFX: The Art of Compositing

Visual effects should be so subtle that you think they’re real. Top image via Roy Peker. This must-watch video from Roy Peker is a great example of the power of VFX. Honestly, you just have to watch — and then watch it again. You’ll notice how Peker and the many artists who worked on the video used compositing techniques like rotoscoping and matte paintings to create realistic 3D environments — so …

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The Mill’s Blackbird Camera Car Is a Real-Life Autobot

VFX studio The Mill built their own adaptable camera car to replace any vehicle imaginable in post. The Mill teamed up with Performance Filmworks, JemFX, and Keslow to create the ultimate camera car. Unlike other camera cars and trailers, the new Blackbird camera car is designed to fully replace any type of vehicle in post. This is great for The Mill, because it allows them to use this …

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Camera Cars & Trailers – The Real Movie Cars

From high-speed car chases to luxury car commercials, camera cars are secretly driving alongside capturing all the action. Cover Image via Camera Car Industries Camera cars come in all shapes and sizes. They are classified as self-propelled vehicles engineered for mounting and manning cameras and equipment. They are often painted or wrapped in a matte black finish, so they don’t reflect light …

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Truly Cloud-Based VFX: ‘The Aeronauts’

For VFX supervisor Louis Morin, Tom Harper’s wild ride through the skies of 1862 London was a journey filled with live-action shoots, stunts, digital doubles and one super-cold sound stage. The Aeronauts, directed by Tom Harper (Wild Rose) and produced by Amazon Studios, is an aerial adventure that takes place in a gas balloon high in the skies over London …

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