This October we at The Molecule have continued to share our tips with Pond5 readers in our latest guest blog post, titled: “Let’s Ride: How to Make Your Driving Scenes Look Awesome with VFX.”
In the post we talk about the importance of going into your shoot knowing what your driving plate will be, when to use a green or blue screen, and how to tackle “spill.”
Beyond the basics, we also shared some industry tricks to make your shot look as realistic as possible, including revealing specific lighting setups that mimic street lights and reflections.
You can always get more insider tips from The Molecule in all of our posts for Pond5 here, and of course you can head over to Pond5’s blog for a wide range of insights from across the TV and Film industry.
This summer The Molecule has had the pleasure of participating in the first ever New York State Post Production Fellowship Program.
With support from the Empire State Development Office, the program connects college students statewide with member companies in the Post New York Alliance for a summer-long fellowship. In June Hofstra student Nick Proto and RIT student Alex Pattison joined our team for 10 weeks, and it’s been awesome to have them around.
Before they leave to return to school, we thought we’d introduce you to the first ever Molecule fellows.
We were like little kids when we found out we were going to Comic-Con this year – not only because it’s Comic-Con in San Diego and we’re a bunch of nerds, but also because we were going to be showing off our latest Virtual Reality project for Conan O’Brien.
“We created an interactive VR experience that let’s the viewer see 3D animated Conan Funko Pop! figures in either Conan’s stage or his office,” explains Drew Wood, VR Producer for the project.
There was something particularly cool about being a part of this project – the VR headsets themselves. Once the Comic-Con guests arrived at the TBS booth, this is what they saw:
Diverse, Supportive, and High-Caliber are just some of the words that Senior VFX Producer Lauren Ellis uses to describe her experience on set for OWN’s upcoming series “Queen Sugar.”
“It’s has been my most encouraging and growth-inducing experience to date for me as a VFX Producer…and in the best possible way! The bar is high but you’re not alone in making sure you meet it. The honesty and transparency is refreshing and there is no covering of your behind only. Everyone covers everyone.”
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. continue reading…