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A short history of keying

Although we now live in a digital world where keying is concerned, the desire to transplant images from one film into another is as old as cinema. Well, actually older, …

Setting up a green screen, guerrilla-style

You don’t need to hire a Green Screen studio if you know what you’re doing. Save money by using a church hall, youth club, hotel function room- wherever the conditions …

First, a few terms explained

Green screen is part of the popular mythology of VFX. Before we show you how to create your own optimum green screen, and before you have a go at what’s …

Future film: Crowd Simulation

MPC is a global creative studio famed for crafting spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen. They have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over …

MPC and the VFX industry

As audiences demand ever-more spectacular films and TV, the VFX industry seems to be growing. The UK is a global centre for VFX with well known companies based here. The …

HaZ on tracking

As a VFX supervisor, there’s nothing HaZ doesn’t know about tracking. Efficiency and speed on set is important to him, and so trying to test the track of your shot …

The Blaine Brothers guide to using VFX

The Blaine Brothers are filmmakers foremost, and turn to VFX when they need to, just like they might use any other tool available to them. “The films we make generally …

Introducing the Blaine Brothers

Now’s the time to introduce some Guerrilla Case Studies of filmmakers who already use VFX in surprising ways, and find out how they do it. These Guerrilla Case Studies will …

The secret history of tracking technology

Now you’ve got a good idea of how tracking can enable the filmmaker to attach objects to camera moves, you can start to appreciate how powerful this can be towards …

Tracking and layers: a gentle start

This week it’s all about understanding the essentials. Most visual effects artists start out with compositing layers, which is how creative tools like HitFilm and After Effects work. This involves …

Guerrilla Diary: behind the scenes

We consume images all the time and often don’t question them. That’s ideally what we want to do with visual effects too. Notice Justin’s attention to detail in this video. …

Introducing our Guerrilla Diaries

On this course we will not only give you an insight into how to make VFX, but also how to shoot material for VFX. Your VFX work will be most …