Depression Cured for a T-Rex

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Yeah this is amazing. Once in a while you get blown away by something simple and yet very well executed.  Here is the simple tale of a T-rex trying to fit into a world where tiny arms just don’t work.  This spot works so well in how it is fully committed to the CG T-rex and how well he is lit and integrated into each shot.  Kudos to German animation studio Sehsucht who handle the VFX.


New Training Page!

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That’s right I have updated the training page and you will have a popup visit you once per visit encouraging you to sign up for my weekly newsletter that details training options and op/eds on the VFX industry.  Be sure to check it out and sign up.

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Hooked on a Feeling

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I have seen “Guardians of The Galaxy” twice now. I haven’t gone to see a movie twice in the theaters in many years.  This film had it all. I am walking around quoting Groot and Rockit. My wife has the Awesome Mix Tape Volume 1 blasting though the house. This was a terrific movie and a really great use of 3D.  Hats of to my friends at Stereo D and  Prime Focus for the work they did on this film.  This was a 2D to 3D conversion but it looked like it was natively shot.  Simply fantastic.    Only 45% of audiences have seen it in 3D.  This is one to see in 3D.  See it in 2D or 3D, but if you have the choice, yo wont be disappointed!

Green Screen Fun

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I put this one together as a demonstration of integration into live action footage.  The assignment was to integrate yourself into a feature film.  I chose the LEGO movie and decided to taunt the man upstairs.  Too fun.

3D Class Photos

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I added a new gallery section that has over 12 DAVE School class pictures done is stereoscopic 3D! The best part is the widget under each picture lets you see them in 3D no matter what you have.  No glasses no 3D?  Well you can use 2D or wiggle and you can see the 3D. If you have a passive monitor or 3D television, you can use the interlaced mode and if you have red/cyan glasses you can use your glasses.  Best of all its also compatibly with nVidia’s stereo 3D Vision glasses!  Enjoy! Click here or go to the Gallery drop down.

Going Live!

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So after a a big revamp, my new blog/website goes live today!   I am prepping more content and more information, and I plan on keeping the blog going on a regular basis.  Please stop by and check out the sights!

Next on the agenda: 2014 demo reel.   I have been teaching for the last 4 years and my schedule keeps me very busy, but I still have lots of new content that just hasn’t been put into a reel since 2009. I’m always telling my students that you should be able to make a new reel in a day, and I have got to practice what I preach. Well I do, but just not for myself.  I just made a reel that showcases what my student learn and that took less than a day.


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New Updates

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Bear with me as I combine my the3dfool site with Danimation under a new WordPress based CMS. The image above is a wonderful steam punk image that is on my desktop these days.

Daft Punk Tron Video

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This is the official Daft Punk “Derezzed” music video from Tron Legacy. Whats amazing about this video is the retro look of the Tron universe. It feels like it could had been film back in the 80’s yet has a bit cleaner more polished look. I really love how they were able to hold onto the art direction and style from the original film., yet bring some new elements to it. Truly epic. I cannot wait to see the film. I will have a full movie review and 3D review of it next week after I see the film a dozen times. 🙂

Crystal Reel Awards

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fmpta_logoThe Dave School won 13 Crystal Reel awards for “Those Darn Grays” and “The Solo Adventures” at the 2020 Florida Motion Picture & Television Association’s event this past week. I personally won the award for directing “The Solo Adventures” Its been amazing what a life this short film has had beyond the block 4 graduation.  It has been seen by over a half million people. Its been on G4TV’s attack of the show, and shown in film festivals all over the world.

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