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Nuke: Bokeh Vignette

Nuke: Bokeh Vignette

On the first dark night move this ‘cropped bokeh’ effect was this was requested by  Chris Nolan because the dop Wally Pfister had generated it from his collection of ‘character lenses’ and we needed to match the plate. A very clever chap Adam...
Photogrammetry 2

Photogrammetry 2

read part 1 here So what has a burger on a beach got to do with photogammetry? I worked on this commercial for mcDonalds below and we needed to add animated hand-drawn photorealistic paint (suncream) on several actors faces.  So we captured the models of the...
Photogrammetry 1

Photogrammetry 1

(fō’tə-grăm’ĭ-trē) Photogrammatry uses the laws of perspective to create mathematical models to determine the coordinates of a point inspace from two or more images. This was first developed by R. Strums and Guido Haick in Germany in 1883. 140 years of...
vfxwiki: keying

vfxwiki: keying

link here The most informative and indepth guide for keying moving images on the interveb! new page up at I wrote this based on many years comping twenty major feature films, I have also written keyers that are part of the site toolset at Double Negative....
Hello World

Hello World

Hello everyone, my name is Rafs. I am a film-maker, who has produced their own projects as well as having been employed as a runner for Ridley Scott, a pop-promo spark, L.A. set carpenter, inner-city remedial unit secondary school teacher, lighting cameraman, online...