Sunday, February 12, 2012

95ers: Echoes

Interested in space travel? Currently, I'm working on three matte/VFX shots for an epic indie feature, a sf story '95ers: Echoes' ( This ambitious project, almost 5 years in the making, is about to be completed soon. Since post-apocalyptic stuff somehow became a kind of my signature, I'm dealing, among others, with a grand vista of destroyed Washington, which is a setting for an action sequence and which will also end up on an official movie poster.

For these three shots, I have to wear many hats: concept artist, CG modeler and animator, matte painter, VFX guy and finally, compositor. It's quite a ride, which results you'll see in March. In the meantime, you can check out the movie's blog for some more info.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Let's meet at PIXOMONDO Shanghai

PIXOMONDO, vfx company from Germany, has many branches all over the world and one of them is here, in Shanghai. Folks are super-talented (recently made the bulk of 'Hugo' in 3D) and really friendly. They also organize once a month a 'casual Friday', where you can come and hang out for a few hours, munching on German pretzels and sipping some wine. So, if you're in the neighbourhood of YeJiaZhai Rd. and have a free evening every second Friday of a month, don't forget to drop by. I've been there last month (see the picture) and tomorrow.. yep, you guessed it. See you there.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

AK-ART bilingual :)

From today, my AK-ART website is available in two languages, English and ...Chinese. I figured I've been in China for about 5 years now, so at least I should include some local 'flavor'. So, my (Chinese) wife translated the contents and voila. If you're up for a linguistic adventure, go ahead and check. Since I have no idea if I didn't screw up the coding, the font may or may not display correctly. If you see weird rectangles or such, let me know and I'll try to fix it. Cheers.