Archive for the ‘CG’ Category

Great CCTV Commercial

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Here’s a great ad for China’s CCTV. Pretty spectacular visuals.

CCTV Ink TV Commercial – Directed by Niko Tziopanos from on Vimeo.

Urban Screen

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

This is one of the coolest art projects I’ve seen in a while. It’s a projected image onto the side of a building. Absolutely stunning. It’s from a group called Urban Screen

555 KUBIK | facade projection | from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

Chunky Move – Dance Theater

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

I would love to see this dance troupe. They are from Australia and tour the world.
Here’s a link to their website.

I’ve almost made it.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

So, I’ve kinds given myself a few criteria to know that I’ve made it in my industry. I’ve never been closer to these goals than now. But, at the same time, I haven’t “really” reached any of those goals.

1. Win an academy award. Nope. Haven’t gotten that yet. But, I’ve worked on an academy award nominated film now.

2. Have a shot that I’ve worked on be on the cover of Cinefex magazine. Nope. I am in the current issue of Cinefex though. ILM took out a multi page ad in the magazine that lists and thanks all it’s employees. Unfortunately, they misspelled my name. Phiil Pham.

3. Work at ILM. Kinda sorta made that. I’m working with them albeit in Singapore.

Let’s see how far I can go next year. ūüėČ

Siggraph 08

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

This was the first year in many that I have missed out on going to Siggraph. I’ll be attending Siggraph Asia this year. But, it’s not the same. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what it is, let me explain.

SIGGRAPH is short for Special Interest Group GRAPHics. It’s a collection of researchers, scientists and industry professionals who share new techniques, technology , and innovations about the graphics field. What comes out of the annual meeting every year is what usually shows up in Hollywood movies two years from then.

Here’s two quick videos of stuff that’s happening there.

Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene from pro on Vimeo.

Digital Grunt

Monday, August 4th, 2008

This is a video that more or less describes the life of a Digital Artist doing visual effects in the film and television industry. Thank god we love what we do.

Meteor Studios – Digg This.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I just found out that Meteor Studios in Montreal has robbed over 100 VFX artists of months of backpay. They all worked on Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D for the now-defunct Meteor Studio. This happened to me in the past as well, when I worked for a company in Los Angeles. My sister helped a group of us sue the company and successfully get our back pay.

Help get the word out about Meteor Studios and Digg this page.

Find out more here. 

Talking goats

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

This is some of the technology that I helped develop. Pretty cool to see it outside of theme parks.

Watch for me.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The first film that I get credit for working on at Lucasfilm will be Indiana Jones 4. So if you manage to catch it this weekend, wait till the credits roll and you’ll see my name in the third of four columns under Digital Artists at Industrial Light and Magic. <grin>

Who doesn’t like movies?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

The oscars are coming up soon. Here’s a short movie from Fresh Paint to remind us why we love the movies.

Oscar Movies