Let me introduce, an artist, and a friend of mine who I met back during my time at Academy of Art University, Patrick William Bramley. We first had the chance to work together on some projects such as Aria for a Cow and Valiant and more recently I also got to work with him at Ingenuity Studios where he is now currently working as a sequence lead compositor.
Since graduating in 2015, Patrick has worked on many major hit television series, and features such as a Series of Series of Unfortunate Events, Jessica Jones S1, Westworld S1, DareDevil S2, Live by Night, Going in Style Nerve, and HBO’s Confirmation, just to name a few. When not freelance contracting at a studio, he works as an independent visual effects supervisor. He is currently supervising an independent feature film titled “Rightful”.
If you would like to see his compositing work, and personal portfolio. You can check out his website, and IMDB here at: Read More
"Go to a film studio", "Go do compositing", "You'll learn so much" was what one of the mentors while I was an apprentice at Disney told me one night. While I agreed since I have seen some of the amazing things that live action compositors do with all their tricks and hacks but oof, live action sounds like a lot of roto and rotopaint.
I somehow did end up as a compositor for live action at Ingenuity Studios, and my previous experience was a semester of Intro to Nuke class in school. It was quite stressful since I was unsure if my work was good enough quality and working in primarily episodic TV meant that it was a far faster pace than feature film. I did learn a lot though such as how to stabilize my shot first before doing rotos and rotopaints and then matchmoving it back, 3d tracking, split screens, fluid morphs, etc. One very scary thing that I learned was how to do beauty fixes since this means not only can I use Photoshop to touch up photos but now I can also touch up videos, too! Never tell your friends and family! Read More
Let's do an interview!
Here we have a great person, great artist, and a friend of mine who I met back when I was a student at Academy of Art University and who I have the pleasure working with currently at Ingenuity Studios.
I hope you enjoy and if you'd like to see more, her demo reel is down belong along with being able to find her on IMDB and her personal website www.azralkan.com
Yay! I finally got to go to SIGGRAPH. It's the convention that everybody tells me that I have to go to, particularly for VFX because it's more about the technical side to the industry. Read More
Back in June I was hired at Nvidia as a "3D Content Specialist" to develop materials for their IRay render engine. The above video is the demoing the process that I go through to create a material and publish them to be ready for release. Read More
4th Creative Party released a VFX reel of the upcoming film The Tiger to be released later this year in 2016. Read More
Likewise with hair, I am one of the first among my peers to experiment in using xGen to create environments so there was a lot of research and troubleshooting going on. The videos don't help. They show everything working perfectly fine but unfortunately my experience hasn't been as smooth. Read More
I've been using xGen for hair and it's pretty awesome. However, myself and a friend have been experiencing some weird issues that isn't really mentioned anywhere. Through tutorials and such, people seem to just have everything magically work while we had to go through and find workarounds. Read More
Creating a full ocean can be a daunting task, especially if you are not well versed in dynamics. Even then, creating the water is only half the problem as rendering also needs to be taken into consideration. Let’s try to keep things in what we can do in Maya; Houdini is out of the question. Maya does have decent ocean presets but unfortunately they do not render well or at all with VRay. Thus we look at VRay Water. Read More