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Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Avengers and Battleship VFX & ILM's Grady Cofer Talks Kepler

How ILM Built a Blasted-Out NYC

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ILM Speaks on Battleship: “The Bar Has Been Raised” for Visual Effects

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Base FX in ILM Pact

Base FX, the Beijing-based visual effect group headed by Christopher BREMBLE, has struck a strategic alliance with Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects icon founded by Lucasfilm and George Lucas ... Read More

GTC 2012 Keynote (Part 07): ILM's Grady Cofer on VFX and Kepler

Darvin K. Manwah | Matte Painter & Digital Compositor

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Avengers VFX with ILM, SIGGRAPH and Music

The Avengers

The Art of VFX disusses the VFX breakdowns for The Avengers with Jeff White, VFX Supervisor at ILM and how it all came together.

Image Courtesy Marvel and The Art of VFX

Ingrid Michaelson and Blood Brothers Music Video

About 2 months ago I heard about Ingrid Michaelson's Music and I've been hooked ever since she sang 'You and I' and with her recent video Blood Brothers. Check out her Youtube Account and her Website for more about Ingrid and her music.

Bec Winnel and Her Time Lapse Illustration

So here is Bec Winnel and her first time lapse of an illustration she created for Semi Permanent Creative Conference in Sydney and Auckland (2012). The song is Twice by Little Dragon. The Illustration took about 4 hours over lots of 20 minute sittings.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers Preview

Personally I'm really excited about SIGGRAPH 2012 and it's been part of my life ever since I joined in 2008. First a Volunteer, then a Mentor and now a Guest Speaker which I am really excited to be associated. Check out some of the Technical Papers to be present at SIGGRAPH.

Darvin K. Manwah | Matte Painter & Digital Compositor

Monday, May 21, 2012

Kinda Funny, Sorta Funny, Really Funny?

Here are some free images from around the internet that I've compiled together. Have a laugh ...

Darvin K. Manwah | Matte Painter & Digital Compositor

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wrath of the Titans VFX and The Following

The Wrath of the Titans VFX Breakdowns, The Art of VFX

VFX Supervisor at Framestore answers some questions of about the VFX work on Wrath of the Titans

The Avengers

Avengers Wallpaper for Download - 1920 x 1080

The Following, The New Hot TV Series on the WB

The story centers on a diabolical serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of serial killers, and the FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of it.

Interesting Poster Designs for `The Possession` and `Bait in 3D`

Darvin K. Manwah | Matte Painter & Digital Compositor

Friday, May 18, 2012

Canvas Painting, Battleship & The Avengers VFX

I spend alot of time painting digital art on the computer or working with computer animation software such as Maya or Lightwave, but I still remember painting art of canvas. At my old apartment I had an art wall, which was mostly canvas art paintings from the art gallery or artwork framed from various artists.

Canvas painting is pretty unique now as most of it is digital artwork, my work included. Art on canvas or canvas painting is rare if compared to digital content, with computer animation software doing some pretty impressive digital artwork. However I`m still a fan of wall decor being oil paintings or acrylic paintings as framed artwork on my art wall.

Talking about digital artwork and computer animation software, here`s some sweet VFX breakdowns for the much hyped features, The Avengers and Battleship ...

VFX Roll Call for The Avengers (Image Courtesy FX Guide)

Battleship, The Art of VFX (Image Courtesy Universal Studios)

Darvin K. Manwah | Matte Painter & Digital Compositor