Method Studios - where we work from METHODology on Vimeo.

Our visual effects spark people’s imaginations and transport them to magical places. Here’s a look at how our children describe what we do for a living.

Video Invite Final from carolinevfx on Vimeo.

To ALL my friends, I want to throw one last party bash before leaving for a little while to Sheffield and possibly Oxford. Also it was my birthday nearly a month ago and I didn’t really celebrate it with you guys! Details to come on facebook.

Shot on a 550d
18-55mm
1.8f 50mm
Terrible old 3.0f 24mm FD lens with adaptor (throwing that one away now)

Written (not really), directed, badly acted, edited and terrible sound design by Caroline Pires.

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

LIVE INSTALLATION ON 2014/8/28
connpass.com/event/8112/

PROJECT MEMBERS

NOBUMICHI ASAI (PLANNER / PRODUCER / TECHNICAL PRODUCER - P.I.C.S.)
HIROTO KUWAHARA (ART DIRECTOR & MAKEUP)
PAUL LACROIX (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / PROGRAMMER - TRANSIT DIGITAL WORKS)
JIN HASEGAWA (CG DESIGNER - SPADE)
TAKASHI ISHIBASHI (CG DESIGNER - SPADE)
AYAKA MOTOYOSHI (PRODUCTION MANAGER - P.I.C.S.)

SPECIAL THANKS

AYA KUMAKURA (PRODUCTION MANAGER)
YOSHIHIRO UENO (PRODUCTION MANAGER - P.I.C.S.)
KOJI KOJIMA(PRODUCER)
KAZUHIRO NAKAMURA (COLORIST - McRAY)
KENJI NAKAZONO (PHOTOGRAPHER - CREATIVE STUDIO WORKS)
KIMIHIRO MORIKAWA (PHOTOGRAPHER - SHOOTING & LIGHTING)
JIN HASEGAWA(SPADE)
RHEA TOR’S INC.
DAN (STYLIST)
K.FURUMOTO (HAIR - &´S MANAGEMENT)
YUKA SEKIMIZU (MODEL - SATORU JAPAN)
HIDEAKI TAKAHASHI(MUSIC - mjuc)

CONTACT
nobumichiasai.com

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

For educational purposes only. You can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou

Here are three short films that take place on your desktop
Internet Story (2010): youtu.be/g-SL4ejpP94
Noah (2013): vimeo.com/81257262
Transformers: the Premake (2014): youtu.be/dD3K1eWXI54

Music:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - In Motion (from The Social Network)
David Arnold & Michael Price - On the Move (from Sherlock)
Daft Punk - End of Line (from Tron: Legacy)
Al Hirt - Green Hornet Theme (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

Tutorial: Software based Motion Control in After Effects CS6+ from Mike Sevigny on Vimeo.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to accurately and automatically remove an object from a scene by using the Camera Track as its own Motion Control pass. We’ll also look at how to use multiple cameras to achieve the same thing. This technique is not specific to the footage provided.

Project Files: dropbox.com/s/zjzq0b7q7oi2bza/moco_in_AE_projectFiles.zip [153.15 MB]
Addition Files: dropbox.com/s/r8ac0o9wm1uu92r/moco_in_AE_additionFiles.zip [472.22 MB]

Chapters:
0:00 - Introduction
0:23 - Project Overview & Layer Setup
1:23 - Projector Expressions
4:42 - Projection Positioning & Expression
6:41 - Cast Projections
7:29 - Using the Slider
9:10 - Revisiting the Expressions
11:55 - MultiCam: Overview & Layer Setup
13:45 - MultiCam: Projector Expressions
15:09 - MultiCam: Projection Positioning & Expression
16:18 - MultiCam: Cast Projections
16:59 - MultiCam: Using the Slider
18:38 - Using 3D Mattes
20:10 - Conclusion

Mike Sevigny
mike@torusfx.com
torusfx.com
linkedin.com/pub/mike-sevigny/49/875/495

Dolly Zoom Tutorial for Timelapse Hyperlapse from Eric Stemen on Vimeo.

This video explains the steps on creating a Dolly Zoom for a timelapse and incorporating a hyperlapse.

Gear list:
Panasoinc GH2
Panasonic 7-14mm
Genustech Universal Adapter Bar System - to hold the rails for the follow focus
CAMTREE Solid Gear Follow Focus - to zoom the lens out between each shot
Manfrotto 535 Tripod legs - has a half bowl mount which is important for a good hyperlapse
Sachtler FSB-8 Tripod head - has a half ball mount which is important for a good hyperlapse

Software list:
LRTimelapse - For smoothing out exposure jumps as the sun went down
Adobe Bridge CS6 - For selecting photos when there was an exposure bump
Adobe Camera Raw CS6 - For giving the photos a look and matching exposure bumps
Adobe After Effects CS6 - Makes photos into a video file and smooths out shaky video.

MAKING OF “Futurama 3d (test shot)” from seccovan on Vimeo.

Futurama 3d test shot: vimeo.com/m/100785455
More at: behance.net/gallery/18924571/MAKING-OF-FUTURAMA-3D-part-1
Music: Ella Fitzgerald With The Ink Spots – I’m Making Believe
Software: 3dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects

Enter Pyongyang from JT Singh on Vimeo.

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.

North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.

This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.

“Enter Pyongyang” captures the reality of North Korean citizens as earnest and humane, not automatons. The infamous traffic ladies and subway guards stand stiff and sentinel—but today they share a smile too. The more North Koreans one meets, the more one sees an organic society that wants to be a normal country. If you travel there not to judge but to appreciate, you will come away with a better understanding of how challenging national transformation can be.

"Enter Pyongyang" is above all an invitation to explore. Few places in the world have been as hermetically sealed as North Korea, but Koryo Tours has made it possible not just to see North Korea but to engage with it in ways that were impossible until very recently. This is a window of opportunity not to be missed. If Pyongyang is no longer off limits, no place is.

—Foreword by Dr. Parag Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality

Koryo Group: The Koryo team brought a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise to this project. Thanks to their extensive experience in running tourism and cultural engagement projects in North Korea since 1993, we were able to get unprecedented access in Pyongyang. We are thankful to the Koryo team and their Korean partners for an unforgettable experience.

FAQs

-How were you guys allowed to film in Pyongyang?

This project was produced in conjunction with Koryo Tours, the leading North Korea travel specialist. Co-producer Vicky Mohieddeen of Koryo Tours was with us throughout the shoot.

-Were there restrictions on what was allowed to be filmed?

We were closely assisted by two guides from the National Tourism Administration, who helped us gain special access to locations and made sure that we followed all the rules. As is standard for all foreign visitors to the country, we were not allowed to shoot any construction sites, undeveloped locations or military personnel. Other than that we were given relatively free reign.

-Isn’t this all fake? You don’t see the real North Korea.

The average visitor to Pyongyang is likely to be surprised by the scenes they encounter and are especially surprised about how clean and orderly the city actually is. Indeed, people living in Pyongyang and other major cities enjoy a higher quality of life than those in other parts of the county.

-Are people allowed to travel to North Korea?

Yes, despite what the majority of people think, it is possible to visit North Korea as a tourist. North Korea does not release official data on the number of Western tourists it receives, but estimates range from 4,000 to 6,000 per year. Most of the foreign tourists are from Mainland China, estimated in the tens of thousands annually.

-Were you paid to make this film?

We volunteered for this project with no pay at all. All other travel expenses for the 6 day trip were covered by Koryo Tours.

-Does this film support the DPRK government?

"Enter Pyongyang" is an observational film. At no point did Koryo Tours or we have to pretend to be supporters of the DPRK Government or their philosophy in order to be granted permission to shoot this film. Amazingly, we were given complete editorial control in the making of this piece.

Tom Day (Music)
Website: tomday.me
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tomday

JT Singh
Website: jtsingh.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/jtssingh
Twitter: twitter.com/jtssingh

Rob Whitworth
Website: robwhitworth.co.uk/
Facebook: facebook.com/RobWhitworthPhotography
Twitter: twitter.com/kwhi02

Koryo Tours
Website: koryogroup.com
Facebook: facebook.com/koryotours
Twitter: twitter.com/koryotours