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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Moving Forward

Hey guys,

It's been sometime since I wrote anything yet alone publish anything on this blog. I've been terribly busy with work and some personal stuff that I haven't had time to do a whole lot but get by ... day by day. Hopefully in the coming days I'll have more time to put my work out and talk a bit more on how things are progressing in Vancouver. Fall is approaching quickly so I'll have more time inside at the computer to publish stuff. Here's a quick look at the list of crazies that I've managed to swim through lately ...

1. SIGGRAPH 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Center
2. Volunteer at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
3. WIP Mattepainting - The Sunken Valley of Arterolios

Well I'll get into more details later with pic and some scribbles ... I'm off to bed, another progressive week ahead ... G'nite World!

Darvin K. Manwah | Matte Painter & Digital Compositor

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ghost Storm To Strike

Hey guys,

Sorry for now being around for a while. I've been on Set for another TV-Movie Ghost Storm and it's been super kewl. Alot of work and late nights but it's been fun. I can't share pics or info about it ... but it's been good.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Digital Domain Escapade and the Burrard Bridge Jog


Just a quick update just because I've got tons of work left and I can't seem to find the time to get it done at all ... Just thought I'd leave some links that I managed to sum together for the last few days ... for the love for Digital Domain ...

Sunrise Theatre Black Box holding second annual IRSC Portfolio Day to help students find work in the Treasure Coast

Digital Domain Helps Dodge Rebel Against the Sci-Fi Robot and
Digital Domain Helps Dodge Rebel Against the Sci-Fi Robot Future

Josh Nimoy on the secrets behind the special effects in Tron Legacy

With my latest strive to be healthy, I ran 3km in 25 minutes across the Burrard Bridge ... I'm getting there ... and now I'm about to pass out, G'nite World ...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rockin the Return Bar

Hey guys,

Wow, It's been way too long. I've been busy with lots of projects, both personal and professional and alot of exciting stuff to share. I'm now catching up from the last 2 months which went by like a blur but I'll be uploading and sharing my stories later on this week. Just thought I'd drop a stone in a very stagnant pond.

G'nite World !!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cindy Lou Potter at the Cellar Night Club

Hey guys,

Some exciting news ... tomorrow night (Tuesday 22nd 2011) at the Cellar Night Club a friend of mine Cindy is performing with some great music for the night, read more below:

Cindy Lou Potter
Tuesday Night Music Club (TNMC) Presents:

MISS CINDY LOU POTTER. For her first show of 2011!! come out and show your support for GREAT, new music.

TNMC is Vancouver's premier live music and music networking night! Come network with our music industry panel while enjoying some of Vancouver's best indie artists.

With 10 live performers and a panel of 5 industry guests, who are looking to meet and do business with musicians and other music business professionals, this night is not to be missed!

Featuring Miss Cindy Lou Potter and other great local artists.
Check her music out at http://www.myspace.com/cindyloupotter

Thank you

Additional Info about Cindy Lou Potter, R&B Singer/ Songwriter:

Check out her Official Website to get more info about Cindy or subscribe to her Twitter Account to get the latest on her performances.

* http://www.myspace.com/cindyloupotter
* http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Cindy-Lou
* http://myspace.com/cindyloupotter

See you guys there ...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon and Some Random

I thought I'd share this with everyone as it looks pretty frickin kewl. Enjoy guys.

Today was fairly ok with the new episodes rolling in. Looks like it's gonna be an OK-isk week with lots to get done and deadlines in sight.

Evolve CG

Also Check out Evolve CG 2011 with speakers already lined up including Shane Acker, Peter Zoppi and Kenny Roy, sure looks like an interesting conference. Get more info at Evolve3d.net

I'm out, G'nite ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Features are Out and Series are In

Hey Everyone,

It's been two crazy weeks but I'm back. I've been spending almost 14-16 hours a day at the office trying to get the 'Features' out and today I get my wish. We wrap production 'Officially' and now we're back to the old drill of the TV Series. I must admit it was one hell of a ride, tough at most times but I pulled through when needed.

Amidst all of the chaos, I became Project Manager at the studio and I now supervise a small team of three and I must admit, we have a well balanced team. I feel confident and look forward to future projects.

After wrapping up the Mission Impossible 60 Seconds Competition provided by Virgin Radio Vancouver, I got an email concerning another project in the works ... Another VFX Supervisor gig which I'm never immune to working on Set. Let's see where it take me and I'll keep you guys posted.

I decided to get a bit serious about Camera Projections and I've provided a Wikipedia link for those interested in a bit more detail. I'm currently working on a 5 second shot of a desert scene using Vue, Photoshop, Maya and Nuke to complete the shot. I'm consulting tutorials and exploring the true depths of the software as I'm trying to push the capability of what is considered 'average' for each. I'm looking at another week deadline if all goes well but more so a learning process than anything else.

My fav TV show is back and better than EVER ... Californication is 'Rockin out ...' and it's gonna be yet another enjoyable Season as it continues with Season 4.

Also some Tron loving web stuff: Talking Tron with Digital Domain by Motiongrapher.

Anyways guys, I'm recovering from my 2 week hiatus and with that I bid you farewell ... G'nite World !!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Working The Hours at the Studio

Hey guys, sorrie for not being around, I've been working crazy hours and I had no time to do anything but work. I got home at 1:30 am and now heading to bed. I'll be on Set on Saturday shooting a short film, green screen and some kewl visual effects involved. I'll keep everyone posted. I'll update Flickr soon enough ... I'm out, G'nite

P.S. And if you're in Vancouver reading this now ... Go to bed
P.S.S And if you're in Trinidad and Tobago reading this now ... Good Morning ...

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mission Impossible 4 Paparazzi & Set Dressing

Hey Guys,

Mission Impossible IV - 02 PaparazziI've linked to some pics from Christine's Flickr Photostream from the Set of MI4 from Monday. I've also attached a video of the lengths to which Paparazzi would go to just to snag a pic of Tom Cruise and celebrities at large, enjoy :)

I just got back from the office, 1:36 Am ... G'nite Rain-couver....

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

On Set for Mission Impossible IV

Mission Impossible IV - 01I had a pretty kewl opportunity to be on Set for Mission Impossible IV - Ghost Protocol today filming in Vancouver. Due to high security and a strict no-photo-of-Tom policy I didn't take any photos but one before getting on set.

What can I say, I love working on set and hopefully I can get in on more on a much serious level. I didn't sleep much last night, probably an hour at most and then spent most of the morning at the Set then office and then home.

Long day but very kewl at the same time. Check out some random links below ... I'm callin' it a night guys, have fun, G'nite.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Remember the Good, Toss out the Bad and Re-live the Awesome, 2011

Hey Hey Heyyyyy Happy New Year Guys,

Happy New Year 2011
Happy New Year 2011
So we're rocking the 2011 already and it's gonna be one hell of a year. There's already so much in store that I can feel the Awesome-ness. Last year had its moments both bad and good but I managed to move through it. I finished school, found a job and get through some rough times but all in all it was AWESOME.

You remember the good times, toss out the bad times, and re-live the Awesome ...

How did you guys spend your Christmas Day? I ended up cooking with my roommate and enjoying a hearty breakfast and lunch / dinner. Check out the menu we ended up experimenting with which turned out to be a feast fit for kings.

3D World Mag

Now enough about me, how about some visual effects ramblings .... I'm hoping this studio, Gravity makes a lasting impact in Holywood for 2011. Not only Visual Effects driven, they also specialize in content-creation and SEO for website. Check out their website at Gravity FX and good luck guys.

Check out 3D World Mag with some amazingly kewl content and read throughs, a definite recommend for this site on all things visually kewl.

Anyways, I have to be up early tomorrow for another long day, back to work and life in general. Hope you guys have a rockin' Monday and more so a very snazzy 2011 ... G'nite