I loved using the GH2 and was a little disappointed when the GH3 was announced to have a larger body. That’s why I like to think of the GX80 as a spiritual successor to the understated GH2. I think the form factor is ideal for casual street shooting as it doesn’t stand out as a particularly ‘professional’ camera. Continue Reading
I was approached by Movidiam for a short interview on there film-making platform.
Finished putting together the shots from a recent, massively fun job for Gramafilm. The work consisted of 20 VFX shots orf various complexity, featuring live-action astronauts on both the Moon and an adapted version of the ISS. My work started on set as VFX supervisor, each day I was able to test post processes on the set to give an idea of the end shot as well as starting to model the various CG objects. Continue Reading
Trying out the Sony A7RII in full frame mode exclusively. The image performs much better than I was expecting. There are a few wide shots with quite bad moire but I feel much more comfortable using the full frame mode when the type of shot requires it.
Heading to the big apple for filming, photography and a whatever else I can fit in! If you know of anything cool going on the from the 20th to the 27th of September let me know!@louisdumont
VisitingShort.com is up and running. A handy place for all the visiting development and progress. At the moment I’m getting the workflow of motion capture and animation sorted out using new Rhiggit v2.0 tools, which, so far seem very flexible!
Fancy reading through a collection of 50 Lightwave 3D tips? Then pick up a copy of 3D Artist where you’ll find a few of my select tips for Lightwave that have helped me over the years.
Had a great time working with Dir. Mahmut Akay and the rest of the super talented crew on Scifi London’s 48 hour film challenge. It was shot in the awesomely dystopian looking estate in South Hampstead and took until the early ours of the morning on Sunday to complete the VFX shots depicting frozen time. Continue Reading
I’ve just come into possession of a snazzy Voigtlander Nokton 25mm for a fast 50mm equivalent for micro four thirds. So far my feelings are kind of mixed, the wide open performance show fairly heavy chromatic aberration so I thought I’d pit if against the trusty Panasonic 20mm pancake lens and share my findings, for those that are interested. Continue Reading
Finished a little natural light photoshoot for Cassie Gallagher’s upcoming store of handmade items. First portrait shots I’ve taken with the Tamron 24-70mm VR and I think it performs very well, sharp centre, quite a strong light falloff at the edges, which can compliment portraits 🙂 Continue Reading
Got snazzy salt and pepper shakers from a friend which functioned as perfect subjects for a little RAW workflow test on the 5D Mark III. Both Transcend 1000x cards performed well at 24fps / 1080p and the Lexar USB 3.0 card reader pulled off the raw files at over 100MB/s.
Using RAWanizer to convert to dng and various proxy files is a dream, you open a folder and see all clips listed with a start, middle and end preview, which you can then add to queue and get tiff and mp4 proxy files too.
The Panasonic LX7 has a pretty snazzy 100fps high speed video mode (for the PAL version of the camera, 120fps for NTSC), however it looses all its manual exposure goodness to achieve it, as well as dropping to 720p. Here’s a few clips taken at lunch. It’s great to know these kind of frame rates are attainable in a compact camera, it gives me hope for future high frame rate endeavours on a budget.
Yay, just finished a new website and showreel. Moving on from the 2create.co.uk to a more personable online identity.
I’ve been collecting the odd texture now and again and putting them online under my site, but have now setup it’s own snazzy domain as well as adding a lot more images and a few more categories. Feel free to use any texture you want and link back if ya can. supertextures.co.uk.
Motive is a creative community a friend and I setup earlier this year and it’s starting to grow very quickly. We have a monthly meet up featuring presentations from a wide range of disciplines, also allowing people in the creative industries to network, seek help and collaborate on projects. More information at: Motive.org.uk
This is a podcast by James Chandler and I. An intellectual voyage into the mystical world of the modern day universe. Including interviews with the brightest mind of this generation such as discussions with Professor Julian Goldsmith about his world renouned book “Saturns Splendor” – Available from selected retailers. Latest episode here, Itunes link here