3d model building test

Created this today:


First hand try at photogrammetry. Fun stuff. I can definitely use this in the future!

Used Photoscan for the 3d render using about 30+ photos. For some reason the backside didn’t turn out. Oh well.

Then did post, CC and quick animation in Photoshop. Lots of issues with this obviously. But kinda cool for 30minutes of work 😀




The Witch

June, 18, 2016 – Watched:

The Witch (2015)

Had this one for awhile, couldn’t find the right time or mood to watch it, until tonight. 1.5 hours exact. Goes by super fast. Why? Cause it’s just that damn enchanting from start to finish.

Beautifully shot (throw back to using in-camera zooms for certain shots at times) and a sinister score to match the unraveling chaos that ensues within the fringes of the woods. I’d say there is only one thing left to say to sum it all up…


Black Phillip, Black Phillip

A crown grows out his head,

Black Phillip, Black Phillip 

To nanny queen is wed.

Jump to the fence post,

Running in the stall.

Black Phillip, Black Phillip 

King of all.


Black Phillip, Black Phillip 

King of sky and land,

Black Phillip, Black Phillip

King of sea and sand.

We are ye servants,

We are ye men.

Black Phillip eats the lions

From the lions’ den.


VFX Breakdowns and reads – http://www.3dtotal.com/interview/766-magical-solutions-intelligent-creatures-the-witch-by-trevor-hogg-2015-vfx-a24-design



State of Grace (1990) cue – Ennio Morricone

May 1st is around the corner. Well, it’s actually here. 5 months into 2016 already. Damn. Time flies.

I came across “State of Grace” a few weeks ago. Decided to watch it last night. April, 30th, 2016. And drank a bunch of Tullamore D.E.W while at it.

It came out around Goodfellas and got lost in the fury of excitement that followed thanks to M.S being the king of gangster films. Either way, State of Grace is a very watchable and often underrated crime drama that’s got that 90’s charm to it. I duno what is it, but something about these 80’s and 90’s flicks that just gets to me. They have that lively feel to them, something you can get lost in, shot on film, warm, inviting, comforting. Digital film has it times and moments, but there is something really special in film.

The movie isn’t anything spectacular compared to Goodfellas (though, Gary Oldman’s and Penn’s performance deserve immense credit for holding the viewers attention), but the score from Ennio Morricone is something to marvel at. It’s heard throughout the movie, and its fucking memorizing, beautiful and poignant. I couldn’t help but think of Bowie’s, “I Can’t Give Everything Away” as my ears wandered throughout the sax bit meandering throughout the piece in the film.

Here’s a comparison.

Also, Jordan Cronenweth (e.g. DOP of Bladerunner) was the main DP on this. The shots in this film are gorgeous and the overall atmosphere that’s achieved throughout the film is sublime.

7/10 for State of Grace. But the music and cinematography is so moving that I’m willing to bring it up to 7.5/10.