“An Open Letter to Ang Lee”

just a repost, but its so important. Its time to change somethings, its always sad to say realy brilliant companys closing, talented artists loosing their jobs and nobody caring or reading the names of all the vfx artists after catering and drivers in the credits. true vfx is just a "tool" its not making a movie on its own, but this tool is necessary to tell a few storys (like benjamin button or life of pi)... so its time to stand up for a change. a big thank you to Phillip Brostel and the guy behind VFX SoldierReposted with permission: "Dear Mr. Lee, When asked about the bankruptcy of Rhythm + Hues, the visual effects house largely responsible for making your film “life of Pi” as incredible as it was, you said: “I would like it to be cheaper and not a tough business [for VFX vendors]. It’s easy for me to say, but it’s very tough. It’s very hard for them to make money. The research and development is so expensive; that is a big burden for every house. They all have good times and hard times, and in the tough times, some may not [survive].”

new website is online

most important thing “Hello World!”, i realy start to hate this phrase, but its a tradition (way older then i am) and we have to take care of it.

probably a little bit early for the first post, but it will maybe help myself to post more often. so thats the new site, portfolio, my own small digital realm. and it will take some time till this side is done, most important step is a new reel, but anyway… there will be more content soon.

the plan for the blog:

  • information about  my work
  • software reviews
  • other interesting cgi-related stuff like short films, news or showreels
  • freebies! 1 thing every month (hopefully). so things like small tutorials, free hdrs, free models and so on, we will see

 

so in short, a place to share some my knowledge and help some people.. probaly the most important thing in this cruel buisness. thats at least the plan and i will force myself to fulfill it!

 

daniel