Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Stars!

Holy moly! Omg! Well .. not really - took this image yesterday - part of the milky way. Gotta love the southern night skies.
I took this with a Canon 40D and the 50mm f1.4 and ISO 800 and 8 seconds exposure. The picture you see was created from four separate exposures, that I then stacked together in Photoshop to reduce noise and get more dynamic range. It's not a stellar image ( sorry for the bad pun ) but still pretty interesting and once again confirms that the 50mm prime 1.4 is my favourite lens.

And there's also the moon rising above the fogs of Seatoun. Shot from my balcony.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Aquatic Dweller Update

Argh. Not happy with this yet. This is really total work in progress - will probably change quite a bit. Also note- there is no 'under water' treatment on it yet. And all kinds of other stuff missing. But feel free to give me some pointers anyway - maybe this helps me finishing this sucker nicer than I intended. Further down you should find the initial sketch that led to this. See you soon!

For Raine

Hey - thanks for your kind comments. To answer your questions:

"would love to know what projects you're working on"

Weta is working on James Cameron's "Avatar" - which will release in 2009. I didn't do too much for it yet - mostly minor production concepts.
Right now I'm full time on the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

"and who are in the matte dept. at the moment, I wanna find their portfolios :D"

I can't really tell you that, I'm sorry. But - the two links on my blog lead to artists that have graced the matte department with their talents in recent months / last year. They work more on the concept side of things but are all great people and great artists. I'd bookmark all of their blogs.

Another person who used to work here is my good friend Christian Haley. I can't seem to find his online portfolio rightnow, but just search for his name - you should find plenty of stuff. He is phenomenal. I learned a lot from this guy.

Hope this somewhat helps! :)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some more shots

Hello! I'm still terribly busy at work. I'm the only matte artist at Weta for a week, so that'll be exciting. I thought I'd post some more of my photos to keep this blog going. Thank you for all your kind comments, I hope I can post some original work soon again! Until then take care and keep checking :) And sorry about the terrible formatting of the post - still trying to figure out this weird interface.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This morning

Hello! Just a view from my bedroom that I shot this morning - 3 stitched photographs. I'm soooo busy at work, it's not funny. I didn't have any time to do any personal work :( But hopefully soon. I need to finish that fish thingy! Cheers :)