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    Baseblack

    Founded Year: 2003
    Sometimes people enter a place where they expect to be seduced into suspending disbelief. Film-makers often feel the need for something special to help tell a story.

    Visual Effects (commonly shortened to VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects often involve the integration of live-action footage and computer generated imagery (CGI) in order to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film. They have become increasingly common in big-budget films, and have also recently become accessible to the low-budget and amateur filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software.

    Computer Generated Images (or CGI) is what has come to the forefront of special effects technologies. CGI gives film-makers greater control, and allows many effects to be accomplished more safely and convincingly - and even, as technology marches on, at lower costs. As a result, many optical and mechanical effects techniques have been superseded by CGI

    Specialties:
    film, visual effects, CGI

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    Rudi Holzapfel (2010 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Lead Compositor
    Matthew Twyford (2011)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Priyanka Balasubramanian (2012)
    Visual Effects Producer
    Popular Software: houdini photoshop nuke 3d-equalizer maya shake Popular Tasks: compositing effects and integration set extension digital environments green screen compositing matte paintings dilapidated london cg harriers

    News

    Building a Dilapidated London
    August 23rd, 2012
    VFX Supervisor Rudi Holzapfel talks about the visual effects Baseblack did on Total Recall.
    Base Black and Snow White and the Huntsman
    July 30th, 2012
    Dark Castles and Grand Cathedrals were donde by Base Black for Snow White and the Hutsman.
    Grimm Reality: The Making of Snow White and the Huntsman
    July 20th, 2012
    A very in-depth article about the visual effects on Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Cinefex #130 is out!
    July 11th, 2012
    This issue covers The Avengers, Prometheus, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Huntsman: every trick in the fairytale book
    July 11th, 2012
    A very detailed look into the visual effects of Snow White and the Huntsman from all major vendors.
    Harry Potter 7 Part 2 - Baseblack Breakdown Video
    January 12th, 2012
    Another breakdown video from Baseblack but this time from Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
    Harry Potter 7 Part 1 - Baseblack Breakdown Video
    January 12th, 2012
    Breakdown video of some interesting shots by Baseblack from Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
    Snow White and the Huntsman - Trailer
    November 10th, 2011
    In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.