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,
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
Following up on the brilliant visual essay written by RocketJumpFilm School, GLUE gives it’s two cents on state of VFX in film and when to mix practical with computer generated effects.
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.
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.
In the daily duties of a VFX artist, there are various tasks other than keying green-screen footage, placing environments around the keyed actors, or even creating effects such as explosions (who doesn’t love explosions?!).
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 week, we look at the process of ‘keying’ or masking out an actor or prop from it’s environment, to be re-composited into a new environment. This technique has been in place for a number of years, from Hollywood blockbusters to daily TV Weather Forecasts…
GLUE helps to describe the process to explain how it’s all done!
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.