Blog of a vfx artist
This last month has been a roller coaster of emotions… and I hate roller coasters. Feel’s like I’m going to fall out and be shot into space. That feeling of being pulled with no warning; I don’t like that. I would rather jump off a cliff with a partial parachute.
First, to start the month; I was super busy with prepping for Siggraph. At the same time, I was finishing a large scale matte painting for a commercial spot. Do you know how hard it is to make a matte painting when all your resource…
The Ethics Of Giving A Sh*t.
Many young people now have an expectation that things should be handed to them. They have an entitlement issue. As if they’re entitled to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Let’s be real, you’re not Trump’s kid and you’re not Hillary Duff where you can snap your fingers and what you want is served on a gold platter.
The understanding of hard work is something that is fleeing from today’s generation and will just get worse for future generations to come. I personally refuse to work with those who aren’t…
You know how sometimes, after a long day or week, when you’re finally home to sit down, the first 3 seconds of your break for the weekend you take a deep breath and say, “Well… fuck me.” That’s been me for the last several weeks. Its been difficult writing articles since starting at Framestore, not because I’m lazy but because of, well look at the image below, it pretty well sums it up.
My head has literally been Nuked with information overload.
A month ago I moved into an apartment in New York for a summer internship as a matte…
This is my story, my life, unedited and straight up. It is the best of my experiences and insights that I learned as I go through the weeks and months of my first full time job in the VFX industry as a Matte Painter and Compositor.
Stay tuned for updates every few weeks about my time at Framestore.
Have you seen the movie “Burnt” from 2015, staring Bradley Cooper? If not, well you might want to go watch it before I spoil the movie for you.
It’s about a chef, Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) who destroyed his career on drugs and unruly behavior. After losing everything, he returns to London to redeem himself by spearheading the top restaurants that can give him three Michelin Stars. For those of you who don’t know what Michelin Stars is, it’s a rating system used by the Red Michelin Guide to grade restaurants on their quality. It’s kind of like the ratings…
This is a touchy subject for all artists in the world. The guidelines get blurred and can cause a lot of argument. It brings up a lot of questions like; can you steal? How do you steal? and most importantly what the difference is. Hopefully this article you’re reading will help put a lot to rest. If not, it’ll definitely spur discussion.
“A good composer does not imitate; he steals,” ~Igor Stravinsky
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” ~Steve Jobs
The saying regularly umpires artists, thinkers and dorm room art students still in college, but what does it mean? There…