Thursday, September 29, 2011

Recording Music

Internal Tyrant - by CalmOcean by Marco Bucci
Recording music has become a serious hobby over the years. I actually started doing this before I ever picked up a paintbrush...back when I was making recordings of my high school punk band. I've got a fairly decent home studio setup now, and love to have musicians over. I engineered this track recently for a great band called CalmOcean.
I find that sculpting sound is very much the same as sculpting form in painting. Interesting.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Study From A Video Game?

...if that video game is Riven! I've mentioned this before, but almost 15 years after its release, it's still my favourite piece of CG ever made (that includes movies). The light is so real, you could study from it as though you were actually outdoors. This one is from a particularly subtle scene in the game (hardcore fans should recognize it). Lit entirely in shadow, very close shifts of value and colour temperature were the only tools to reveal distance and scale.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Kingdom Of The Sun

I read that one my favourite Disney movies, The Emperor's New Groove, was originally called Kingdom Of The Sun. This is me pretending I was a concept artist on that film :)

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Work Stuff

Rare that I ever post stuff I do at my day job. These are some location designs I did for a new show called 'Mudpit' earlier this year, while working at Guru Studio in Toronto. In all cases, an actual 3D set was first built by the modeling department, which I would render camera angles from to block out my composition. That way, I could get straight to figuring out the mood and atmosphere of the location. The lighting department would then use these paintings as guides when lighting the actual sets in Maya.