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30

Jul
2014

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In Low Budget Filmmaking

By vashi

SHARKNADO 2: VISUAL EFFECTS SNEAK PEEK

On 30, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

Tonight is the world premiere of SHARKNADO 2: The Second One. I spent 6 harrowing and insane weeks editing this beast. Tonight…I get to share the final results of all our hard work. Love it or hate it…SHARKNADO 2 is coming! There will be BLOOD! Here’s a sneak peek at the first previs animatic video I received during editorial. On the left side is the previs and on the right side the final completed visual effect as it will look in the film.

 

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE THE SHARKNADO!

 

There are over 300 visuals effect shots in SHARKNADO 2. As an editor it’s always nice to have an animatic to judge the timing and length of the shot and how it plays with the shots before and after it. Tonight is the Premiere on the SyFy network. Tomorrow it will air in 86 countries around the world.

IT’S A GLOBAL SHARKNADO!!!

Sharknado 2 timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro

Sharknado 2 timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

 

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

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16

Jul
2014

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In Editing

By vashi

FURY – The Adobe Premiere Pro Trailer

On 16, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

FURY is coming. The raw and gritty WWII film directed by David Ayer that stars Brad Pitt will be released November 14, 2014. CREATE Advertising cut this trailer that sets the tone for one of the most anticipated films of 2014.

 

 

They used Adobe Premiere Pro CC to cut this spot and all the trailers they edit in their Culver City offices. Here’s the view from their client screening room on their 90″ plasma display. Wicked fucking epic experience to sit in and watch them work. By the way…it’s 25 feet from the edit station to the screen. BOOM!

 

Fury Trailer view from CREATE advertising

The CREATE ADVERTISING view of the FURY trailer

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

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15

Jul
2014

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In Editing

By vashi

Jack Bauer – The Quake Rampage

On 15, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

The last time I hung out with Kiefer Sutherland we were playing hockey together in Los Angeles. He’s the most gracious and sensitive man in real life…but on the screen he is Jack Bauer…the ruthless man of principle who does whatever it takes to get things done. Tonight was the series finale of 24 and this epic TV show went out in a blaze of glory. Jack Bauer exacted ultimate revenge upon an evil foe then sacrificed himself to save a true friend. It was an emotional and logically satisfying end to a ground-breaking TV series.

 

Jack Bauer in the helicopter

The last image of Jack Bauer ever…

 

The rampage that Jack Bauer carries out in the last few minutes of 24:LAD is monumental. Fueled by the loss of his true love…he goes ballistic. It reminded me of playing QUAKE and going shit house crazy upon getting the Quad Damage Power Up.

I decided to merge the worlds of Cinema and Video Games into this 2 minute video. I’m sure that soon…this level of realism will be commonplace and executable by everyone with a gaming device. It’s the years of investment into the characters and story that makes this rampage extra special as 24 exits stage right and into the pantheon of exceptional television history. It’s been a hell of a ride…

 

 

Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

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06

Jul
2014

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In Cinematography

By vashi

THE THING – Storyboards to Film Comparison

On 06, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Cinematography | By vashi

John Carpenter’s THE THING is one of my favorite movies. The story, characters, score, location and practical visual effects are some of the most memorable in film history. In this classic horror film, there are several scenes that just DESTROYED me and left me cinematically scarred as a child. One scene in particular was so spectacular that just by saying ‘Chest-Teeth” or “Spider-Head” leaves people shaking their heads in disbelief and sighing loudly. The character of Palmer in the film sums it up nicely with…”You gotta be fuckin’ kidding.”

 

The Thing storyboard

The famous Spider-Head scene in The Thing

 

The visuals of both the desolate Antarctic and the ever-morphing alien creatures in THE THING were envisioned long before the movie was shot. Extensive storyboards were drawn by artist Michael Ploog and Mentor Huebner so that all the departments of the production were on the same page in their preparation for the shoot. This is nothing new…but the similarity between the storyboards and the final imagery shot by legendary DP Dean Cundey is staggering. Storyboards are often only a guide, but in this film they were so specifically rendered that they became gospel. The detail and artistry of Ploog’s work up front, allowed the crew to have clear and defined goals on those frigid shooting days in both Alaska and Canada. Read more…

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