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
Keyframe had it’s 3rd annual seminar this month and hosted a number of talks and workshops from some of the country’s most talented creatives. Keyframe 3 was an excellent source of knowledge for students, those who are beginning in the field of VFX, but also for seasoned professionals! Similar events are few and far between and
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
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.
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.
Part 2 – St. Patrick’s Day Saint Patrick’s Day fever is upon us again with everything from hairstyles to world landmarks being turned green to celebrate all things Irish (and indeed, the Welshman’s legacy). Last week, we shared with you a look at our Leprechaun video greeting, covering the process from concept through storyboarding,
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.
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).
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.