clean comps, get rid of non essential elements and comment build comps so that changes will automatically propagate, rather than having to implement creative decisions over multiple comps expressions to automate repetitive tasks and so that changes are automatically applied. For instance, adding shadows or brightness to objects around the boxes. ideally, solid layers with…

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A quick test for Marek, zombie hands under water, uploaded on Apr 17, 2014 About 2 hours to make, including photography and compositing. The first few versions just show a basic layer composite, nothing fancy. Could work if the hand is “under” the ice. The last two use a simple luma matte without much tweaking…

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What better tool for an epic writing project than a database? That’s today’s theme. Ideas about a story are collected, marked up with categories and tags, and linked. Iterations of an idea are more easily found, no longer that uneasy feeling that I’m rediscovering / reinventing past epiphanies. One of the objectives of launching the…

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* PLAN 2008 / dog fix SS 11-12-08 1.ods (11/12/08) open office spreadsheet – most recent comprehensive wish list for pilot version (many earlier versions) dog fix SS 11-12-08 1.ods dog fix SS 11-12-08 1

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[04-27-14] This probably needs to be broken down into manageable sections, or at least mined for the most relevant material. Amazing the record herein contained of persistence, mistakes, bravado and competency. visionary babble, interesting story tangents, notes on process 1/4/07-2/22-07, map of sound Daughter of God – Planning and Logistics 1. key 1.1. * in…

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core / life master / 2008 / august / today is august 4th, 2008 (08-04-08) plan, rationale, vfx, story, flaws, festivals, unrealistic predictions, learning curve, motivation another day on the red hallway of dog, masking. i almost feel that to go to all this trouble without adding something out the window is ridiculous. but no,…

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core / life master / 2008 / july / july 24 still (07-24-08) plans, post, strategy, AE, FCP, order of operations, rebel DV – last night i got a line on free FCP to AE translation software, and while in the process of testing it found a glitch in one of the final cut sequences,…

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core / life master / 2007 / january / 1/6/07 (11/6/07) movie revisions, climbing the movie making learning curve, being prepared so here are some thoughts about the movie. the second act needs attention, many solutions to find. there’s soft focus and trim trim trim. my first effort will be to just cut the fat…

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