Archive for the ‘Film’ Category
How cool is this artwork? The guy takes cassette tapes, VHS tapes, film reels and reassembles them into portraits and artwork.
This story from the OC Register had me about to burst into tears.
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie.
From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film.
I thought this was a great commercial. In this commercial a group of 300 dancers took over Liverpool station and started dancing. It was unannounced and unexpected for everyone else in the train station. They didn’t shut down the station to film it nor did they block off a section of it. They didn’t even use big film cameras and opted for mostly small to medium sized cameras or DSLRs in video mode. They managed to get over 1000 people to join them by the end. Simply amazing. Life’s too short. Seize it.
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.
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.
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My first official batch of crew gear has arrived! I’ve been in the visual effects industry for about 8 years now and I’ve never worked at a facility that offered crew gear for their artists… till now. I’ve always looked on with jealousy as other artists from other facilities walked around town wearing stuff from cool shows. Today I got the first batch of Indiana Jones T-shirts, Jackets and knick knacks I ordered. This stuff isn’t free. Heck, it isn’t even cheap. But, it’s cool to have.
My next batch is Iron Man gear. In a couple of years I’ll have a closet full of this stuff. <grin>
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>