The Petro Vlahos Legacy

Petro Vlahos died on February 10, 2013. His work, in many ways, defines modern visual effects in the film today. Among other things, Petro Vlahos is known for refining green (and blue) screen film technology for the Motion Picture Research Council by adding motion control cameras with traveling mattes. This stuff fascinates me. For those who may not be familiar… Continue reading

Why Do I Love It So?!

I wonder why I so like CGI and composited video? Maybe because it asks one of those fundamental questions, “Is it real?” This is a cool example of compositing using green screen. Welcome to the new world of digital filmmaking. Give this one a minute to get going. Thanks Nats and Gary for sending this one along. Have a great… Continue reading