Each year, Larry Jordan does an end of year review on his show, Digital Production Buzz. In December 2017 he featured Ned Soltz, Randi Altman, Jonathan Handel, Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, and James DeRuvo, and Toolfarm’s Michele Yamazaki. What did these media mavens think were the most important or prevalent pieces from 2017? Listen to find out!
First, here’s the trailer for Patriots Day, the Mark Wahlberg film about the Boston Marathon bombing. Although the film was about a very dark topic, I thought they did a nice job of showing the positivity that came from the incident – the sense of community, the great police work, and of course, amazing vfx work!
Patriots Day ‘Re-Creating the Marathon’ Featurette (2017)
I saw the film a few weeks ago and I had no idea there was so much green screen used in the film. It really looks seamless! I was wondering how they were able to clear Boylston Street for so long for shooting and it’s all recreated on an outdoor set and with green screen. It’s seriously impressive work.
The Art of VFX talks to Sean Devereaux, VFX Supervisor and Co-founder of Zero VFX. Zero VFX worked on Patriots Day, the Mark Wahlberg film about the Boston Marathon bombing. I saw the film a few weeks ago and I had no idea there was so much green screen used in the film. It really looks seamless!
I’m not talking about green screen on the show, but I’m talking about something near and dear to my heart… video plug-ins! I wrote a book a few years ago for Focal Press called Plug-in to After Effects.
Larry Jordan talked to Aharon Rabinowitz, head of Marketing at Red Giant; Travis White, Head of Products at NewBlueFX; Me….. Michele Terpstra, Pluginologist at Toolfarm.com; Michael Kammes, Director of Technology at Key Code Media; and others on this week’s show.
The podcast is titled “Obscure, But Highly Useful, Plug-ins”, but they’re not really obscure plug-ins, but they are unique plug-ins…. unique in that there are no other plug-ins that do what they do, and what they do, they do so well. Michele talks about Rowbyte Plexus, Trapcode Tao, Mettle Skybox, RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur and Motion Boutique Newton. The interview was a lot of fun and it’s always an honor to be a guest on Larry’s show, so thank you to Larry, Debbie, and everyone in the background at Digital Production Buzz.
Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers