production blog

production blog

Visiting LA to wrap up Lustre

Visiting LA to wrap up Lustre

Just wrapped up recording the last classes of the Lustre course last night with grader/artist Jeff Olm. Flew into LA yesterday morning and headed right on over to the Autodesk office to set up recording. fxphd postgrad Ido dropped by … Continued
April 05 blog on

April 05 blog on

After some discussion in the fxphd forums we decided to go ahead and blog this term… so I will try and post here most days during the term… Let’s see if it works and if not – we can change … Continued
New term for fxphd

New term for fxphd

So we have started posting more info on the term courses for fxphd – April 07 term… man so great stuff- we’ll post more here about the courses.. and about the prep.. in fact starting in April this blog will … Continued
Hangin’ at ILM

Hangin’ at ILM

The ILM filming was brilliant, we spent most of the day there, and we were made so welcome. A few things we got to do apart from film the interview – some I can share – others we can’t right … Continued
ILM : exclusive

ILM : exclusive

For this week’s Background Fundamentals we have a very special surprise – we are live in San Fran – to talk to the Oscar winning team of Pirates, in this exclusive fxphd class – we talk to this week’s award … Continued
February 13th update

February 13th update

Challenge 7 is in full gear — it’s an HD res film challenge that is typical of the type of work you’d be doing on the job. Every high quality entry will get a free fxphd tshirt — and the … Continued

Silo McClean dropped by the Tech Penthouse to discuss her book, which seriously examines the issues of styles of visual effects. The book is a serious look at the nature of visual effects, and it was great she could drop … Continued
Special effects

Special effects

We had a great time visiting MEG and seeing their special effects makeup. This will be covered in BKD 301 – but also these guys did work for the Stunt shoot AND they have promised to do help us again … Continued