Fake Railing & Window VFX

…Girl breaks through fake railing Aimee, Part 2 VFX Supervisor: Izzy Traub Fake railing and fake windows bring this fight scene to life. This was for Lee Whittaker’s short film Aimee ( https://www.aimeemovie.com/ ).   I’d love your feedback! Leave me a comment here: LinkedIn Discussion Group. Thanks for checking this out! Izzy, VFX for low-budget feature films Get…

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Floating Ghost Effect

…Floating Ghost Haunts Sleeping Beauty Aimee, Part 1 VFX Supervisor: Izzy Traub Lee Whittaker’s short film Aimee ( https://www.aimeemovie.com/ ) required a combination of subtle and larger-scale visual effects work. We solved some interesting on-set production challenges with VFX, which would have been very expensive to tackle live. The project was also a good example of how on-set and…

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Weapons Room Set Extension

…this gun arsenal was added to the set in post, enhancing production value. For the low budget Film Sleepless (that I also directed), we didn’t have the budget for this weapons room and set design that I wanted. (For reference, here’s the vfx projector-phone shot from the same film). For the above scene, the character…

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Reduce Vehicle Rental Costs

…see how the producer saved over $20,000.00 on this airplane shot Certain kinds of vehicles can be very expensive to rent. Consider the cost of renting airplanes, tanks, helicopters, or exotic sports cars. A single Lamborghini can cost anywhere from $1500.00 to $2500.00 per day to rent, with a large deposit and extra insurance. Renting specialized…

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‘Virtual Extras’ Added to Scene

Over 50 ‘virtual’ extras were added to scene with VFX (crowd simulation) We estimate that by adding the extras virtually, rather than hiring live actors, the producer saved over $5,000.00 on this scene. This is after taking into the cost of the VFX). Here are our categories of estimated savings; *Wages *Craft service (food) *Insurance…

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Projector-Phones: VFX Breakdown

Anyone want one of these new projector-phones? The movie ‘Sleepless’ was chock-a-block full of visual effects like this and we had a blast creating that high-tech world. In this shot we wrapped pieces of cardboard with green tape. After tracking and rotoscoping, we were able to replace that with 3D modeled phones. We then completed…

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VFX Low Budget Rescue

What do you do when your movie has a limited budget but you need high production value? The movie ‘Sleepless’ needed this shot of a high-tech plant: But the budget would only allow this: In this shot we leveraged visual effects in post to create a high-tech set, replacing empty Home Depot boxes in an empty warehouse, with…

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Born Again – Virtual Reality Music Vid for Atlantic Records

Just finished another VR music video for Atlantic Records and the awesome band, Saint Motel. Click and drag your mouse on the video after it starts playing… (must watch in Chrome or Firefox) Leave me a comment! Join the ‘VFX on a Budget’ Linkedin Group. This VR video had an incredibly tight deadline, but it was…

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Virtual Reality 360 video for Atlantic Records

Just finished this VR music video for Atlantic Records and the band, Saint Motel. What an awesome group of people to work with! To get the full 360 experience, click and drag your cursor on the video after it starts playing… (watch in Chrome or Firefox only) Leave me a comment! Join the ‘VFX on…

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