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Do you love old school practical visual effects and their artists? Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini…

I was just pondering on how really extraordinary Rob Bottin’s work was in the John Carpenter remake of The Thing when I came across the fantastic one hour documentary… If like me you love visual effects, the practical ones… if you loved those movies, especially from the 70’s and 80’s (The Thing, American Werewolf, Dawn […]

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Final DVD – death and resurrection!

I had just about mastered the final DVD’s for Gone Fishing, in both PAL and NTSC, with both Dolby Digital and DTS sound, with perfect picture (even the NTSC thanks to a great system trascoder called Canopus Procoder 3)… And then I got the dreaded email. We had missed a person off the credits. And […]

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Grading – The First Day…

I spent today at Midnight Transfer, with senior colourist John Claude, and ‘Gone Fishing’ DP, Vernon Layton, conforming the movie and colour grading it. During the day we had a few visitors, other director and producer friends of mine, and some of the GF contributors – and everyone commented ‘Wow! It looks amazing!’ The first […]

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Bringing it all together…

I have been frantically dashing around, making sure everything is ready for the final picture conform / picture grade tomorrow at Midnight Transfer. Thankfully I have been pretty organised through the whole process, so while it’s a long haul, so far there have been very few unforeseen hitches. Let’s hope it stays that way. (pictured […]

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