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Inspiration and Perspiration

Inspiration and Perspiration: you need both to succeed so they say. So we thought we’d assemble a list of our favourite guerrilla-style VFX shorts to inspire you, and a list …

Tips for getting your VFX film seen

Want to get your film seen? We asked Annabel Grundy, Film Festival and Event Producer, for her top 5 tips for getting your film an audience 1. Decide if festivals …

HaZ on marketing your film

When you are doing something for the love of it, publicising it or even marketing it is probably not an immediate priority, especially as it calls on a different bunch …

New and old visions in 3D space

We invited ‘Compositing Coach’ and MPC Training Lead Ian Murphy to give us a personal potted history of 3D compositing, and introduce some great videos you must see! Hi. My …

The Artistry and History of Matte Painting

The public’s hunger for spectacle, fantasy or exotic locations has driven film since its earliest days. One of the most persuasive elements was the background, and if the background scenery …

HaZ on the power of mood boards for VFX

Sometimes it’s hard to get people to help out with your great idea. HaZ Dulull has an answer- a simple mood board can communicate to others the feeling or look …

MPC Dossier: tips for photorealism

Whether you’re developing the highly stylized world of Dickensian England like the Blaine Brothers, or more mundane scenes that the audience don’t know are there, there’s a lot we can …

HaZ on the power of archive footage

Every shot counts when you’re a guerrilla filmmaker. Whilst low or no-budget filmmakers might think of using stock footage for explosions or the odd lens flare, there’s so much more …

Guerrilla Diaries: Using the Jib

Justin, our director of photography, knew we were working in 3D so he was free to use a camera move for the first time. He chose a vertical move, and …

What’s 3D all about?

What do we mean by 3D? You’ve heard the term bandied around a lot, I’m sure. Let’s start with our eyes (which is where all Visual Effects start!). Because we …
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