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Samsung Windows Phone Spot – 3D VFX Animation

Samsung Windows Phone Spot – 3D VFX Animation

By pedi in Blog on September 29, 2011

Earlier this year, I was brought on last minute (typical), to develop a pipeline and lead a small team of vfx artist on this cool spot. I was Sr 3D VFX Generalist / Lead, responsible for look dev, model, shaders, textures, lighting & renders/passes, as well as animation for the intro and end tag, plus one of the cooler (lol) segments with the three phones that become five that zoom in and twirl and tumble in there… haha, bit hard to describe, so you better just watch it! :) TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/samsung-windows-phone-spot-3d-vfx-animation/

Cover of the Week winner for 9/21/11 !! Click the pic to...

Cover of the Week winner for 9/21/11 !! Click the pic to...

By xaraan in Blog on September 28, 2011

Cover of the Week winner for 9/21/11 !! Click the pic to visit the Outhouse and vote on next week’s winner.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10771522382

Comic of the Week Winner for 9/21/11!! Click the pic to visit...

Comic of the Week Winner for 9/21/11!! Click the pic to visit...

By xaraan in Blog on September 28, 2011

Comic of the Week Winner for 9/21/11!! Click the pic to visit the Outhouse and vote on next week’s winner.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10771481953

comicbooks: Jean Grey: Phoenix by Stanley Lau

comicbooks: Jean Grey: Phoenix by Stanley Lau

By xaraan in Blog on September 28, 2011

comicbooks: Jean Grey: Phoenix by Stanley Lau Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10769702516

Music Reviews @ The Outhouse

Music Reviews @ The Outhouse

By xaraan in Blog on September 27, 2011

The Outhouse covers tons of entertainment: comics, books, movies, games, tv and yes: Music.  Here are the latest batch of music reviews that have gone up:   SuperHeavy - ‘Superheavy’   Gary Clark Jr. - ‘The Bright Lights’   Imelda May - ‘Mayhem’   Lana Del Rey - ‘Video Games/Blue Jeans’   NEEDTOBREATHE - ‘The Reckoning’ Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10741276076


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Disney Junior Campaign: 3 Spots – 3D VFX Animation

Disney Junior Campaign: 3 Spots – 3D VFX Animation

By pedi in Blog on September 27, 2011

Here are 3 spots for one of Disney’s most successful cable launches of all time: Disney Junior! I was Sr. 3D VFX Generalist & Lead on these, responsible for look dev; BG, props & environment animations; 3d camera tracking; additional character animations; additional models; lighting; renders & additional composites… TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/disney-junior-campaign-3-spots-3d-vfx-animation/

LOL

LOL

By xaraan in Blog on September 27, 2011

LOLAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10728322957

13 Assassins

13 Assassins

By David Bird in Blog on September 27, 2011

13 Assassins (2010)Directed by Takashi Miike, Starring Kōji YakushoBack to Japan! This time for a samurai revenge story set in the 19th century. The Shogun favours his young half-brother, in spite of a history of sadistic cruelty. When he decides to place him on the ruling counsel, Sir Doi, a senior member of the government realizes that the consequences for the nation would be catastrophic. He enlists Shinzaemon, a trusted samurai, to save Japan and kill the evil lord. Hanbie, an old associate of Shinzaemon is entrusted with saving the lord from his would be assassins.The movie is a remake of a 1963 film of the same name and apparently draws on two historical incidents. One is the famous story of the 47 ronin. The other is the assassination of Ii Naosuke, who was killed in a plot by 17 ronin assassins. His crime? He was the minister responsible for signing the Harris Treaty and opening Japan to the US.The first half of the movie unfolds with simplicity as the plotters and officials set their schemes like an elegantly played game of chess. Here we meet the victims of Lord Naritsugu’s cruelty. He has no respect for class or age or gender. The second half of the movie is one protracted battle scene, as the thirteen assassins lure Naritsugu, Hanbie, and two hundred soldiers into a massive trap: an entire town remade into a maze of kill zones.Miike shifts pace with ease and really seems intent on pouring whatever ingredient he feels he needs into a blender and mixing it into something whole and complete. At one point an assassin dies and everything is still except his blood pouring through a rivulet of water; another blows himself up with a stick of explosives and a wave of blood pours over onto the street that runs parallel. CGI is used to with varying degrees of effectiveness. The best use is when we’re shown what Naritsugu’s cruelty has meant for one woman. The least convincing is when a small group of water buffalo, with burning logs tied to their backs, are set loose during the battle. The incident itself doesn’t add much to the story and CGI itself is unconvincing.All in all, it’s a very good movie. It never rises above its genre to become the sort of movie that might appeal to a broader audience, but like Battle Royale in represents something we don’t see much of in Hollywood movies. If this movie had come out of LA, it would have been delegated to a known action director and be riddled with action movie clichés and tropes. Not there that aren’t things in this movie that you won’t see in other samurai movies, but Miike, like Fukasaku, brings to this film a broader and deeper background than his North American counterparts could be expected to have and the film is richer for it.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

The Outhouse Pirate Podcast - Ep.71

The Outhouse Pirate Podcast - Ep.71

By xaraan in Blog on September 26, 2011

This week the Outhousers talk about TV season premiers and the latest batch of DC’s 52 comics to hit the shelves. Launch Outhouse Pirate Podcast Ep 71Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10695205780

The Teen Titans cartoon had two million viewers. Best-case...

The Teen Titans cartoon had two million viewers. Best-case...

By xaraan in Blog on September 26, 2011

The Teen Titans cartoon had two million viewers. Best-case senario, a comic book will have 100,00 readers. Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10691024156

Windows to my soul

Windows to my soul

By pedi in Blog on September 26, 2011

Sold TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/windows-to-my-soul/


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BABY BASH “FANTASY GIRL” Music Video – CG VFX by Pedram

BABY BASH “FANTASY GIRL” Music Video – CG VFX by Pedram

By pedi in Blog on September 26, 2011

Sometimes a project comes along that’s a complete disaster… and your task is to save the day, and your client’s ass…. for me, more often than not. For this Baby Bash music video, I had to do just that, and turn around 90, that’s right NINETY vfx shots, including 3d camera motion tracking, green screen, compositing / live action intergration within 11 DAYS! Well… IMO, it turned out OK…. but, it could have been much better. And… there is always something to say about PLANNING AHEAD! Here’s a 1 minute clip… TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/baby-bash-fantasy-girl-music-video-cg-vfx-by-pedram/


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OH just cus a woman instigates sex it makes them a slut

OH just cus a woman instigates sex it makes them a slut

By xaraan in Blog on September 26, 2011

It links to a whole forum discussion about a couple of DC changes.  I think most people have had more an issue with her complete change of characterization and it seems done just for sake of sensationalism.  But when a woman instigates sex with different people casually then yeah, that’s usually the definition.  Keep trying.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10667722575

So apparently as part of DC’s new 52 relaunch is that...

So apparently as part of DC’s new 52 relaunch is that...

By xaraan in Blog on September 25, 2011

So apparently as part of DC’s new 52 relaunch is that Starfire is a slut now.  :|Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10664992948


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Just came across this “Black Nerd Rants” on...

Just came across this “Black Nerd Rants” on...

By xaraan in Blog on September 25, 2011

Just came across this “Black Nerd Rants” on Youtube.  Funny stuff, check it out.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10660431149

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