Eric Sibley

Filmmaker & VFX Artist

Category: Film

WFM Teaser

Getting so very close to finishing this up!! It has taken far too long but hopefully it will all be worth it. Please enjoy this small teaser.

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ADR

It’s been a while since I posted an update on Wait For Me, but we are finally on the last leg. The other week we did some ADR where the actors recorded various takes of lines, heavy breathing, grunts and yells. This will then be mixed when we start sound design in the next week as we start to put the final touches on the 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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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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Peace Not War

The first rough edit was completed today! Granted, there are a lot of place holders as we still have a whole unit to shoot. I am very excited to see it start to take form and watch my vision transpire onto the screen.  We are looking to shoot the “Summer Unit” within the coming months so stay posted for some more behind the scenes updates as well as some insights from the editing room.

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Behind the Scenes: War Unit

Production continues as we race the spring to wrap the War Unit.  As we get closer to completion we turn our attention towards planning and scheduling the Summer Unit and beginning the long process of Post Production.

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Wait For Me: Production Begins

After months of prep and planning I am finally back out there, behind the camera, working on my new short film! It’s been a goal of mine for several years now to get back into directing, and it’s with this big leap I am happy to say it is finally happening.

Of course, the project is nothing short of ambitious. It’s a Word War II short that I like to describe as a visual poem.  Production began in late March, and will run on and off through May. All the while working on intense post production with an aim for a summer release.

Check back regularly for more Behind The Scenes updates on Wait For Me.

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