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

ThePianoGuys

Tip of the fedora to KB for introducing me to ThePianoGuys! I had heard of them before but had not explored their music until she pointed me their way back in December. I’ve enjoyed their music a great deal since. I’ve especially enjoyed their YouTube channel. In fact, today, while working out on the elliptical, I got all tech-ed out… Continue reading

Amazing Compositing

I’m just always fascinated by compositing and green screen.  These traveling car sequences done by Stargate Studios are awesome—even to the reflections in the glass windows of the cars and the multi-angle shots.  I’d love to watch one of these compositing artists weave his/her magic.… 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