Tag Archives: visual effects

Fast Style Transfer Video – Deep learning

11 Jan

Style transfer video technology has broken through the past couple years. Look for this to be BIG in the world of psychedelic visuals and renders! It’s based on neural networks and machine learning similar to deep dream.

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COSMOS: A Visual Effects Odyssey

8 Aug

 

Super-cut of 260 visual effects for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, set to haunting music ‘A3’ by Nicolas Jaar’s Darkside. Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson trip to beautifully rendered cosmic phenomena in HD glory.
Can I buy tickets to that spaceship?

Chris Casady – Pencil Dance (1988)

13 Dec

Cool abstract hand-drawn (and some stop-motion) effects animation piece by Chris Casady. Composited effects by Chris can be seen in Tron (1982) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). Check out his Youtube channel for fascinating effects sequence breakdowns.
The fluidity of the work brings to mind a possibility of visionary inspiration.

Peter Parks macro photography loop

27 Sep

Peter Parks was behind the spectacular visual effects of Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain. A Wired article gives more details about the effects work.
Son Chris has followed in his father’s footsteps and together they run a company called Image Quest 3D. More examples in the links and in this showreel by Chris:

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