4 August 2009
In no particular order, here’s a quick roundup of articles, videos, and other excellent resources I’ve stumbled on this week:
- Eric Alba’s VFX Supervisor kit on Flickr
This toolkit has everything you would need on a VFX shoot. He shows it off in detail with a series of 37 pictures on Flickr, some of which are annotated. He also includes useful links to suppliers, downloadable PDFs for tracking markers, and links to relevant articles. Check out Eric’s website too.
- Making An LED Tracking Marker
This is one of the links to VFXHack.com provided by Eric’s Flickr set. It gives you the low down on how to make LED tracking markers. Lots of useful information in the comments too.
- Hone your 2D and tracking skills with downloadable HD VFX plates
An awesome resource from Hollywood Camera Work. Download HD clips to practice your green screen keying, tracking, object removal and match-moving.
- Standing wave vibrations on a double-bass, shot with a Canon 5D Mark II
This amazing effect was created by shooting with a high shutter speed at 30fps. (via Motionographer)
- SIGGRAPH 2009 Masterclasses
Six detailed videos focussing on production techniques for Maya, Mudbox, 3DS Max, MotionBuilder, XSI, and Mental Ray.
- UK Policing Advice changed for public photography
The British Journal of Photography reports that guidance given to police has changed after concerns were raised by the National Union of Journalists. The guidelines now state that they have no right to view or delete pictures from your camera, or to stop photography in a public place unless they have strong grounds to suspect you of terrorism.
- New Rolling Shutter plugin from The Foundry
This awesome new plugin for After Effects and Nuke helps to remove rolling shutter artifacts from footage shot on CMOS based cameras (Red, Canon 5D Mark II, etc). Check out the link for a demonstration video. (via FXGuide.com)