Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 30, 2011

Just When You Thought It Was Safe….Wolf Pack + 1

 Isnt he Cute? lol.. But actually no, the heading of the post isn’t about Baby UFO here but something much more frightening. I woke up yesterday morning looking over at my wife grinning ear to ear starring at me, then uttering the words like a giddy school girl…, “I’m Knocked Up”.  So yes, it looks like the Bacon Unit […]

Home Stuff
July 29, 2011

More Billboards –

  A couple more fun billboards for the Block.  Old Assets come in handy…lol. Of course the questions are about to be raised so I will answer them now. Yes, that is a girl tied to a chair in the bottom billboard, and Yes, I did actually take the photo.  

Development, Film

Billboards –

Had a little fun making billboards for the city shot. CB has launched his new blog so I thought I would give him a little Ad space. Disclaimer: All images, text and captions are “purely” fictitious and do not have any factual basis on the individual in question. Michael Bacon, Micon Films or any of their associates […]

Development, Film


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. Ok, I guess i have been off the radar this past week. I wish I had something monumental to report but the answer is naddaaa.. I’ve had this hip / nerve issue the last couple weeks and I spent this last weekend in down time. I’ve been making some progress on the Club CG […]

Development, Film
July 18, 2011

Captain America – No Sbig this Week –

Shannie is excited to see Captain America so I nabbed tickets for the opening Thursday / midnight Digital 3D showing,  We’re going to head down to Comic-Con Friday as well so CA will be a great opening into the madness coming up this weekend. lol.. …so looks like no SbiG this week. Actually we probably wont do any more SbiGs for a […]

Fun Stuff, Home Stuff, SbiG Night
July 17, 2011

Meow, Meow…

Meow, a little on the demented side…lol…I love it. Well this weekend wasn’t quite as productive as I thought it would be. I spent the majority of the time ramping up on Maya’s layered shader system which is pretty complex. I have primarily used Maya for game graphics, and using it for film purposes is a little different in […]

Development, Film
July 14, 2011

Shaders – City / Club Shot

Just starting the Shader / Texture Process for the buildings in the VFX Club Shot. I need to back off on the specularity on this shader, but this will be one of the many Shaders that will be used in the VFX shot. The normal map brings out the bump details, and of course there is the color […]

Development, Film, SbiG Night
July 12, 2011

Cool VFX Reel –

 I came across this guy’s VFX reel the other night. Some seriously cool stuff in it. Last night I started working on the lighting pass for the Club Shot. I have most of the main building lit with light sources, and started working on some of the back buildings. I also did a test rendering […]

July 11, 2011

Red Scarlet – Almost Here

My new camera looks like it’s almost ready to ship. Yes, a working version of the Scarlet is being tossed around Expos and it looks insanely bad ass. It shoots up to 120 frames a second with its variable frame rate and can shoot into 160-180 frames a second in bursts apparently. Wireless control setup, 3k […]

Development, Film
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