| 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 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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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 22, 2007
SMPTE – post NAB thing at 1000fps

SMPTE – post NAB thing at 1000fps

I went to a SMPTE post NAB thing the other night… it was a break down of technical innovation from the conference last month… and I ran into Phiroze Dalal from Vision Research. I had seen these guys when I … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 15, 2007
Audio part 2

Audio part 2

In the office I like the 901 from db technologies. db Technologies PU 901M, UHF wireless system has 16 alternative frequencies, digital pilot transmission with digital squelch control and battery status control (which is SO helpful) , with XLR out. … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 14, 2007
Field Audio Recording

Field Audio Recording

Following on from yesterday: For field recording we have two mic options – lapel mic and a base of hand held mic option. Both send back to a Azden battery operated – camera mounted Receiver. 200UPR Receiver Frequency Range UHF … Continued

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