Meet the Molecule: Matthew T. Perry

May.24, 2016

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Matt Perry stands by two of his works at The Art of Post exhibit in NYC on May 13, 2016

Many professionals in the Post Production community continue to make art after they leave the office for the day. (Fun Fact! That very idea was the impetus behind our recent bi-coastal art exhibit, The Art of Post.)

For the NYC Art of Post exhibit on Friday, May 13, Molecule Lead Compositor Matthew T. Perry submitted “Batman ’66 – Open Mic Night” and “2001: A Fantastic Odyssey” (pictured right). However, these two pieces are just a small portion of the art that Matt creates.

In addition to these paintings, Matt is also part of a team that creates the art for “The Last of the Giants,” a limited series comic about “an over-the-hill United States Space Marshal, Frank Rockwell.” The comic’s co-creator Michael Bailey draws with pencil and ink, while Matt hand-paints the colors with gouache. Both write the story, and they are currently finishing the second installment of the series.

When he’s not painting in hotel rooms during business trips, Matt is a Lead Compositor for The Molecule. When asked why he chose to pursue VFX, he said it was actually his mom’s idea. “It was the only job I could get that wasn’t driving a truck in New York City.”Path108_Pachamama

Not that truck driving isn’t a super fun profession, but we’re glad that Matt pursued a VFX career and became a member of our team. Despite his humble description about his beginnings in VFX, he is a talented compositor, running lead on some of our most tricky shots. One of his most recent was from Hulu’s “The Path” where he integrated CG snakes with an actress’s scalp (left).

He loves compositing because it’s a combination of painting and photography, adding, “my favorite part is when visual effects really help to tell the story.”

If you’d like to see more of Matt’s upcoming work, grab a ticket to BBQ Films’ Ghostbusters celebration on June 8th where he’ll be displaying one of his latest paintings.

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Bonnie & Clyde

May.23, 2016

This day in history in 1934, outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot and killed by police in Louisiana.

Today we’re revisiting the titles our Motion Graphics department created for a two-part series on the infamous couple, which aired on A&E, History, and Lifetime in December of 2013.

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The Molecule launches 2nd Guest Blog Post for Pond5

Apr.25, 2016

This year we’ve begun monthly blog installments for online stock media library, Pond5 (who also just revamped their website… and it’s super snazzy).

Our latest post outlines our VR pipeline and provides a step-by-step process to help you successfully produce your next VR project. 

If you want to keep tabs on all of our future posts for Pond5, come back and visit our blog next month, or sign up for updates on Pond5’s blog!

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It’s Been A Ride! Creating The Roller Coaster Scene in Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Apr.20, 2016

Friday April 15th marked the highly-anticipated return of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to Netflix. For those who missed the first season (go watch it now!), the show follows Kimmy Schmidt (played by Ellie Kemper) as she adjusts to life in New York City after being trapped in an underground bunker by a cult leader for 15 years. She finds an apartment, a roommate named Titus Andromedon (played by Titus Burgess), and a job as a nanny for Jaqueline Vorhees (played by Jane Krakowski).

Season 2 continues to follow Kimmy’s adventures, one of them being a conversation with her long-lost mother on one of the most bananas rollercoasters in the country, The Rip Ride Rocket.

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The Rip Ride Rocket at Universal Studios, FL

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Limitless 116: Bringing Comic Book Panels to Life

Mar.02, 2016

Last week’s episode of Limitless featured some pretty exciting comic-book style animations. Protagonist Brian Finch, his mind turned genius by miracle-drug NZT, begins to see another character’s story as comic book drawings, and the viewer sees the story through his eyes.

To begin we altered the existing title sequence to include these new comic book animations:

 

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