Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The late, great Albert Whitlock was responsible for some of the most memorable matte paintings on TV and in movies. I love this photo of him next to this massive painting he created for the 1981 film Ghost Story (the one above Whitlock's is the lost city of Atlantis that I created digitally)
Technology will continue to advance, making things easier (and taking up less space) for artists, but ultimately the success or failure of the piece will depend on the innate talent of the one creating the piece.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is a neat effect I came across (the first time I saw it was when my wife was watching CSI) wherein an element and it's surroundings are tweaked to mimic miniature/model photography.
These are the first couple, and I plan on exploring this further. Pretty cool stuff, especially for somebody like me who was very interested in tabletop animation as a kid.