Eric Sibley

Filmmaker & VFX Artist

Category: VFX

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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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 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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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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Transformers 4

Check out some of my work done at Method Studios in Transformers 4, now in theaters!

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Wrapped: FOCUS

After several months of compositing work at Method Studios, we have wrapped on Focus. Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Focus will be released in February of 2015.

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