Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

So the final film is out after lots of hype but does it live up to that hype?.Well the answer is yes and no, after walking away I felt a bit empty like something was missing but maybe I was expecting to much.The film starts very abruptly with no plot summary whatsoever of the previous film "part 1" so sorry guys if you have not watched the previous film there maybe a few bits that confuse you,the fight scenes in particular do not fail to impress with impressive visual effects hundreds of wand blasts flying around does look incredible which brings me onto the 3D I was a little disappointed with this,I felt the 3D was somewhat lacking in certain area's it was never consistent in one scene it looked incredible then in the next plausible it was this level of inconsistency which lets the 3D version of the film down.The film's characters are all summed up nicely more or less all your questions are explained it's just a shame I felt this scene in the film had been rushed and tried to get everything answered in the space of 30 seconds.The finale with Voldemort is impressive and wont dissapoint .
The crucial moment of this film is undoubtedly when harry realises where is destiny is and sets out to fulfill it, it is gripping and moving.The final film is a gripping,charming and exciting picture.It reminded me of the thrill of seeing the very first film 10 years ago and radcliffe's Harry Potter has surfaced as confident , courageous and vulnerable character which is most likeable but sadly it is the end of the line and we must leave him for ever.Wait. Iv got a damn tear in my eye again...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Transformer Dark of the Moon

So I finally got round to seeing the latest transformers film and I walked out feeling I had been cheated

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Light Painting

So I finally got round to dabbling into some light painting some of the outcomes you can come out with are incredible,this effect is created by selecting a really long shutter speed for example 10 seconds depending on how long you think it will take to create your drawing check out the image's below.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Shutter Speed

It is interesting what effects you can create with high shutter speeds today using a shutter speed of 1/4000     
managed to capture this water fountain in all its glory more to follow.

Monday, 28 February 2011


So I am still debating what 3d package to go into with the many avaliable such as 3d's max,Cinema 4D,Maya etc lets see how long it will take ...

Saturday, 8 January 2011


So I got the Avatar collectors edition for christmas and it got me thinking how much this film has changed the way we see Visual effect's. James Cameron has managed to do it without taking a trip down the Uncanny Valley. It's essentially the same motion capture technology that has been used in film and computer games for years but a lot more advanced with the ability to not only track the body of the actor's but also there facial expression's which helps give the whole animation a more generic look.Another thing cameron has come up with is the "Simulcam" which allows him to see a low resolution outcomes of all the visual effects live so for example a greenscreen would be replaced with a background this saves a lot of time as they can see it live they don't need to get it sent off for a week and wait around twiddling there thumbs for a finished render to find out it isn't what they wanted .The effects in this film are simply breathtaking take a look for yourself.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


As a avid gamer most of my time recently has been lost to EA Games Battlefield bad company 2 this games sound design is simply mind blowing,the shudder from tank shells to the whizzing of bullets to my squad mates screaming orders. For the first time playing a game I felt completely immersed in my surroundings.It is this level of commitment to the sound design which makes this game truly epic so do yourself a favour pick this one up!.