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Design

DESIGN 7 time Emmy award winning pioneer in the computer broadcast design industry. I was the creative force behind the early successes of Novocom which became widely acclaimed to the ...
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Beauty Work

back From subtle clean-up to transporting an actor’s face back to their teenage years.  Various degrees of beauty work can be accomplished without your actor going under the knife!
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CG Animals

back https://vimeo.com/352140010/d0e0e86662 They say never to work with animals or kids.  It is still difficult to create full CG versions of kids, but CG animals are another story.  From birds to fish, ...
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Helicopters

back https://vimeo.com/352143709/b1edcbfd98 For the safety of the actors and crew on set, CG helicopter blades can be added to the bodies of practical helicopters.   Full CG helicopters can also be created ...
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Squib

back https://vimeo.com/353910050/ec7873dcf6https://vimeo.com/354761780/561d0d6b93https://vimeo.com/354762387/5ce76dea79https://vimeo.com/354762428/288aa306d9https://vimeo.com/354762478/990af9a695https://vimeo.com/354762507/43b9398b31 Squibs are set off by a small electric or pyrotechnic device igniting a charge.  Would you want that on your body if you were an actor?  Squibs can be easily ...
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Spark

back https://vimeo.com/353909573/89326bb64ahttps://vimeo.com/354761780/561d0d6b93https://vimeo.com/354761804/1c45b11bfahttps://vimeo.com/354761947/ae9b660122https://vimeo.com/354762013/d0f4ccab90https://vimeo.com/354762271/8bbadf0aa5 A tiny spark can ignite a fire.  California has enough fires…. Just add them in post.
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Fire/Smoke

back https://vimeo.com/353908692/258290c467https://vimeo.com/354758150/ba9518e822https://vimeo.com/354758571https://vimeo.com/354758692/722f1d09a4https://vimeo.com/354758765/3775a4b551https://vimeo.com/354759345https://vimeo.com/354759666/c4f3ce87a5https://vimeo.com/354759847/c0218b942ahttps://vimeo.com/354759918/f2e7abbe42https://vimeo.com/354760509/34bfa08cd2https://vimeo.com/354760599/1bc073454a The dangers presented by fire and smoke inhalation are obvious.  Compositing practical fire elements into shots can create the same realistic look without the risks.
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Debris

back https://vimeo.com/353912892https://vimeo.com/354757573/72581dab2ahttps://vimeo.com/354757596/0e6e867ec1https://vimeo.com/354757818/2427a7c79bhttps://vimeo.com/354757928/14f9e42db0 Debris comes in many shapes and sizes and can be unpredictable on set.  Using CG dynamics, realistic debris can be created to ensure the safety of your cast and ...
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Atmosphere

back https://vimeo.com/353911018/37d3ba5a9fhttps://vimeo.com/354755122https://vimeo.com/354755539/14e845e473https://vimeo.com/354755694/075f23b938https://vimeo.com/354755891/325f38de66https://vimeo.com/354756123/acd7d0c874 Atmosphere is used all the time on sets, but stricter rules regarding the use and amount of atmosphere on sets are coming.  Adding atmosphere through visual effects compositing allows ...
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Muzzle Flashes

back https://vimeo.com/350826220/038c3a4529https://vimeo.com/354759480/9d08f336a3https://vimeo.com/354930634/9621054e03https://vimeo.com/354759563/ca940e4749https://vimeo.com/354759522/c486b3f81chttps://vimeo.com/354759620 By definition, a muzzle flash is the visible light of a muzzle blast, which expels high-temperature, high-pressure gases from the muzzle of a firearm. The blast and flash ...
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