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Blaine Brothers: The philosophy of everyday VFX

It's the tiny details that are easy to lose, but the Blaine Brothers use VFX to try to keep those subtle or charming details in their work.

After all that talk about Roto, it’s time to get back to the world of ideas, and think about how VFX can help.

VFX gives the Blaine Brothers more choices to express ideas, and capture moments of inspiration. Something as simple as being able to put shadows at a window can create or enhance a mood.

According to Ben, “It’s those little tiny details that when you’re working on a micro budget are really easy to lose”. VFX gives them a chance to add inspiration in later.

To the Blaine Brothers VFX is just another layer of fakery – like lighting, editing and foley sound. Just like everyone uses lighting or editing to assist the story, so the Blaine Brothers use VFX.

Can you think of simple VFX based around masking that you could add to a film you might be planning? Want to share with us below in the comments?

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