| Posted by John Montgomery | July 16, 2007
fxguidetv 03 is out, and term starts

fxguidetv 03 is out, and term starts

Fxguidetv is out and the new term has started. In this week’s fxguidetv we talk to Ken and Dennis (the full interview), and in this week’s fxphd Background Fundamentals we look at Pirates. One thing I wanted to point out … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | July 9, 2007
fxphd term July 07 starts filming..

fxphd term July 07 starts filming..

Today we were filming for the July 07 term, and it is off to a great start! We were filming a range of green screens and blue screens with a whole host of cameras: – HDV – HVX200 – F950 … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | July 4, 2007
More fxguidetv – download ep02 now

More fxguidetv – download ep02 now

As you know we like to blog the production aspects of fxphd and fxguide here and this last week we have been busy, getting ready for our amazing new term at fxphd + doing fxguidetv fxguide started podcasting in the … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | June 29, 2007
karma

karma

Tonight was the night to record my last After Effects class — Brian Higgins, AE monster and guest lecturer, could only do it on Friday night around 6pm. Sure, I said. I forgot that Friday = June 29th. But good … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | June 27, 2007
At least the Police released me…

At least the Police released me…

So let me start by saying I was wrong – 100% wrong – what I did was wrong – I admit it, I am not proud of it, but I didn’t think I deserve to go to jail. The good … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | June 11, 2007
fxphd + fxguidetv @ VES Festival Of Visual Effects

fxphd + fxguidetv @ VES Festival Of Visual Effects

Ken Ralston and Dennis Muren interviewed for fxguidetv What a weekend! fxphd was at the Visual Effects Society Festival of Visual Effects, helping the VES shoot the event for their archives…and gathering other related material we hope to bring to … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | June 9, 2007
Stunts

Stunts

So I said I would write about stunts: so let me do that and give everyone a production update. Stunts: If you have never done stunt work – the first rule is safety, and on that score – a stunt … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | June 4, 2007
I promise I’ll get back on track but…

I promise I’ll get back on track but…

For those in fxphd who have been doing various things with multiple images and 3D models – especially last term with 3D tracking and photogrammerty,… if you have not seen this video from the ted.com conference it is worth watching … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 29, 2007
Oh that’s got to hurt !

Oh that’s got to hurt !

So this weekend we did an incredible stunt shoot for fxphd. We were incredibly lucky to get Tony Lynch and a great team of professional stunt guys to work with us. These guy’s film credits are an amazing body of … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 22, 2007
Bling

Bling

Wow I just got home and more DVDs from the Academy – you know it is Emmy season when your mail box fills – not that I am complaining 🙂 – it is great way to see shows you may … Continued

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