Eric Sibley

Filmmaker & VFX Artist

Demo Reel 2014

I try to put one of these out every other summer, and I apologize for being a bit behind. Nevertheless, here is some work I’ve done  the past couple years on Man of Steel, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Secret Life or Walter Mitty and Winter’s Tale. Enjoy!

Watch my 2014 demo reel here!

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ILM

I’m excited to say I am now working for ILM! I’ve dreamed of working for them since I was 15 and am very grateful for the opportunity to get to work with some of the best VFX artists in the world on some upcoming blockbusters.

Unfortunately, balancing a new work load while working on my personal film will slow things down, and the expected completion date will be pushed back to early next year. I will still continue to post updates as I get a little farther along.

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Rigging a Tank

Building a rig to control the guns and treads to add a bit of life to the CG set.

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In Memoriam

Some photos I took to reflect on the tragic events that took place 13 years ago. It is important to keep perspective on what’s most important in life, and all those we’ve lost building this amazing country. A theme I hope to capture in my short film.

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Reshoots For The Win!

Finally winding down the spread out production with a handful of reshoots and scene inserts. Working with these guys will be missed!

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Behind The Scenes: 1941 Throwback

It was a lot of fun to jump back in time and shoot on a vintage subway car. Special thanks to all the extras who made it out. Looking forward to editing it all together!

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Building a Battlefield, Rock by Rock

Creating a CG (computer generated) battlefield takes a lot of work and attention to detail, down to the last rock.

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Basic Grading & FX

In order to get the cold, hazy, winter look I envisioned, this is the basic process these shots go through.

  • Above we have our original plate that was shot on Red Epic.
  • The FG elements are then roto’d, which allows us to create a black and white matte.
  • The matte is used to place objects behind it such as a smoke plume.
  • Additional snow particles and muzzle flashes are added.
  • The final grade is applied to the entire comp.
  • Lastly, the shot is rendered out, which is essentially exporting it into one complete file.

Then, repeat for the next 100 shots….

 

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Behind the Scenes: Summer Unit

Alas, the summer unit has begun filming! A much different experience than the cold rainy days of the War Unit. Can’t wait to get back out there next month to wrap the entire show.

Check back for some post production posts coming soon!

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Website Live!

The full newly designed site has been launched! A very big thank you to Chris Sibley for all the hard work creating it.

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