behind the scenes
The Galway Film Fleadh is undoubtedly Ireland’s leading film festival. A six-day international event, the Fleadh is held every July and welcomes a diverse range of films from around the world. GLUE VFX travelled across to Galway to catch up with film industry colleagues and to mix and mingle with some of the best film talent Ireland has
OTTCO Some months ago, we were approached to create a video for an oil shipping and storage facility in The Middle East. A large scale industrial project, the video called for us creating a whole host of our favourite things; graphical elements and near-real rendered impressions of the facility including the pipeline terminal, the ground site, buildings and surrounding landscape,
For this week’s blog, I’ve been asked to give an overview about my time on the Bridge programme, through Animation Skillnet, to photo-realistic modelling and everything in-between. Before GLUE, I studied 3D Visual effects in London with Escape Studios, spending a good part of the beginning of 2015 working on my portfolio and showreel before
The man himself It is almost 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare (or Willm Shaxberd, depending on which of the 80+ variations of his name you use – we’re not so sure that he even spelled it correctly himself!). To celebrate this great man’s legacy, we were commissioned to create a video featuring
If you ask a group of people for an example of visual effects, some people will say green screen, others will mention monsters, but most will reckon explosions! Fireballs and exploding cars are a guarantee for most films. They can create tragedy and a sense of danger for the viewer. There are a few different options for achieving these effects. Whether
Has it really been a year already? We’ve been jogging on the spot, hyperventilating, excited as children at Christmas with the thoughts of this year’s VFX and Animation Summit. The cream of the Visual Effects and Animation Industries will be here again to enlighten us with their knowledge, experience and to simply enthrall us with
For this weeks blog we take a look at how we put a giant monster in the River Liffey and look at the processes involved from character animation, modelling, liquid simulation and more!
Following on from our last blog on animated characters GLUE breaks down how we created 3D models for our latest animation. We go into detail of how to create the Halloween feel our characters and environment needed.
GLUE discusses how we can bring a video to life with the use of animated characters. This can bring emotion and character to any video to help personalise your brand.
I applied for a work placement / animation internship in GLUE in April and was pleased to receive a quick response from Ray Mongey, the Managing Director. He invited me for a chat in their office located (at the time) in Mill Street, South Dublin.
How crowd simulation and previs can aid filmmakers in a variety of ways in both pre and post production, and how to combine it with traditional methods to get the best results.
Modular building as a term originates from real-world construction techniques where modular buildings or homes are prefabricated. The technique is now commonplace in creating digital environments for both games and visual effects, granting greater flexibility and allowing you to recreate a shot with digital assets.
Crowd simulation is a way of animating crowds of digital characters and is used when creating individual animations is impractical or time consuming. Let’s look at a 3D scene the GLUE team have been working on.
Over the last week, we created a series of animations for CoderDojo’s Coolest Projects Awards – which was held in Dublin’s RDS and proved to be a resounding success. In this blog post, we discuss how we produced the views as well as how they were received at the event.
We’d like to take a couple of minutes to sit down and share with you some of the feedback and monitor how the video trends online we received for our latest project which we made for a PR company based in the UK on behalf of Lego. That project is of course, the LEGO Eurovision video celebrating 60 years of the competition.
Today we would like to share a breakdown of how we can achieve any effect using green screen and CG elements to build any scene. This is how we can often help with safety training videos, enabling us to show scenarios which are too dangerous for a stunt actor.
We’ve created an extra-special St. Patrick’s Day greetings video that you can personalise and share with friends, family and clients on your favourite social media sites! We go through the process to show what was involved and how we created the video.
Comparing Special Effects and Visual Effects – Physical props and CG elements – how can they help health and safety training. It was our job then to recreate the bar in 3D space, model and sculpt the bar to scale, simulate the correct lighting for the scene, animating and compositing the final shots to create a believable scene.
Adding hair and fur to CG creatures for our clients Vision 2021 UAE project. We give a short breakdown and show what’s possible in your projects. The project was a great success and the best comment we heard was – “How did you train the falcon to fly so close to the camera?”
When we think of CG liquids in an advertisement we often get images for bottled water but CG liquids are used in a wide variety of television and film. We look into the wide range of uses of liquid simulations in video production.
3D printing has been around since the early 1980s in various forms, but has really only taken off in the last number of years. Amongst the pros for this type of technology include accuracy, quickness and efficiency, little energy or materials necessary and prints can be made when and where you need them, making 3D printing great for prototyping new designs.
This week, GLUE examines the various VFX online training resources available in both visual effects and gaming, offering advice on how to get involved in these industries.
This blog post will detail some of the processes we use to create a company ident logo in 3D for an award winning Irish film and television production company Mixed Bag Media (an ident is an animated version of a logo).
We attempt to elaborate on the expansive topic of 3D modelling using examples from a recent music video project. 3D modelling for film is generally dictated by the level of detail required – compare Toy Story with Iron Man!
We recently shot a music video which was really heavy on Visual Effects.
After lengthy processes of scripting, storyboarding and pre-visualization, we determined that a lot of the footage would need to be shot on a Green Screen.
There has been a revolution in filmmaking, we explain how previs is changing the visual effects world for the better. Many would argue that the process has revolutionised filmmaking, some of the most successful and visually stunning films have used and continue to utilise previs.
Glue created a flock of 5,000 3D birds to represent freedom in this feature film directed by award winning Paco Torres. Have a look behind the scenes to see how this was achieved.