Understanding Visual Effects For Low Budget Films

Can We Just Fix It In Post?
Hosted by Christopher M. Anthony

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Christopher M. Anthony

Webinar hosted by: Christopher M. Anthony

Senior Technical Director at Kayfabe Films Ltd. (Oscar & BAFTA award winner)

Christopher M. Anthony is a BAFTA member and founder of Kayfabe Films Ltd. With over a decade of visual effects experience, Chris has worked on over 2 dozen films including the Harry Potter franchise, the X-Men franchise, Indiana Jones, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle and much, much more. Chris's work on Disney's The Jungle Book, through the Moving Picture Company won both an Oscar and a BAFTA. Kayfabe Films has worked closely with many of the leading production houses, post-production houses and film crews and actors in England and the United States. Chris is an alum of both Lucas Film and The Jim Henson Company. Full Bio »

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Exclusive to Stage 32! Oscar & BAFTA-winning teacher!

We are bringing in Oscar & BAFTA-winner Christopher M. Anthony, the Senior Technical Director of Kayfabe Films, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men franchise, Harry Potter and who won an Oscar & a BAFTA for his work on Disney's The Jungle Book. Chris will teach an exclusive Stage 32 Next Level webinar to teach you everything you need to know about why you can't just fix it in post. He's worked not just in the studio realm, but also in the short film & indie feature realm and brings two decades of experience on post-production visual effects.  Read more about your host Christopher in The Guardian Life Magazine and see his VFX showreel here.

 

What You'll Learn

  • Why would we want visual effects in our low budget films?
  • What is the difference between a visual effect and a special effect?
    • In camera vs post
  • Can a special effect or production design solve my problem?
  • What does visual effects mean in 2018?
  • What is the full CGI pipeline?
    • 2D vs CGI
    • Color
    • Capturing Set Lighting For CGI
  • Can I fix in it post?
    • Why I can’t just fix it in post.
  • The Cheap-Fast-Good Triangle
  • Why You ALWAYS Need A VFX Supervisor
  • But Gareth Edwards Did It?
  • They’re Uhh… Flocking This Way – What is a Match Move and why does it affect your post?
  • Welcome To Roto-Hell
  • Green Scream
  • Motion Crap-ture
  • The Matte Painting and The Effect of Distance
  • There’s a Bucket in Frame AKA The Paint Job
  • Shooting Dirty vs Shooting Clean
  • Every Cut Is A New Visual Effect – Breaking Down Your Requirements
  • Why You’ll (Probably) Struggle To Find Someone To Do Your VFX for cheap/free
  • How Long Will It Take? How Good Will It Be?
    • How to prepare
    • Storyboarding - a picture is worth a thousand words (and grey hairs)
    • How not to annoy the person doing your VFX
    • CGI Asset Libraries
    • 2D Element Libraries
    • Render time
    • Hours in prep vs hours in shoot vs hours in post
  • Epilogue - Do We Even Need VFX? How important is this to the storytelling?
  • Q&A with Christopher

 

About Your Instructor

Christopher M. Anthony is a BAFTA member and founder of Kayfabe Films Ltd. With over a decade of visual effects experience, Chris has worked on over 2 dozen films including the Harry Potter franchise, the X-Men franchise, Indiana Jones, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle and much, much more. Chris's work on Disney's The Jungle Book, through the Moving Picture Company won both an Oscar and a BAFTA. Kayfabe Films has worked closely with many of the leading production houses, post-production houses and film crews and actors in England and the United States. Chris is an alum of both Lucas Film and The Jim Henson Company.

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