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Using LEDs for VFX – with Phil Galler from Lux Machina – ON THE GO – episode 79

By Fabian Chaundy

In this episode of cinema5D On The Go, Phil Galler from Lux Machina tells us about what he thinks is the future of LED lighting.

We are all familiar with the advantages of LED lighting: power efficiency, portability and ease of use are but a few of the usual characteristics that manufacturers use to advertise their LED fixtures. This kind of technology is quickly becoming the norm in the filmmaking market.

However, for Phil and his company Lux Machina, LEDs are tools that offer a variety of other uses. This kind of technology can be used very effectively for practical VFX, such as for replacing the need for a green screen by programming plates to interact in real time as surroundings for the actors. These LEDs, however, not only serve to paint a pretty backdrop – they can also provide additional lighting with various characteristics at the DP or gaffer’s request, without the need to spend more time hanging traditional light fixtures.

Reflections and LED interactive lighting on the set of “Tomorrowland” – Source: Lux Machina

From a more practical point of view, Phil can program small icons to serve as visual cues for the actors – such as to indicate when an actor should turn the wheel of a car during a car chase scene in order for his movements to match the background projected outside the car windows. This makes it possible to give actors necessary directions in a repeatable and reliable manner.

Stay tuned for the final part of our chat with Phil on the next episode of cinema5D ON THE GO, where we talk about the future of VFX and the “uncanny valley” of digitally recreating human actors.

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Save Money With In-Camera VFX – with Phil Galler from Lux Machina – ON THE GO – episode 78

By Fabian Chaundy

In this episode of cinema5D ON THE GO we talk to Phil Galler, Co-Founder and CTO of VFX company Lux Machina.

Phil’s company focuses on in-camera practical VFX, a broad range of applications which includes anything from replacing green screen, to providing organic lighting, and rigging large-scale LED surfaces. Phil’s work with Lux Machina can be seen on Star Wars Rogue One in the form of large LED wall setups, which provide lighting and reflections such as those seen on Darth Vader’s helmet. The company also worked on Ghost in the Shell, providing solutions for some of the driving sequences.

Some of the regular work at Lux Machina involves coordinating the production of plates to project outside vehicles for car scenes shot in-studio. The company works closely with B unit production to ensure that the film’s unique look, dictated by the DP, stays consistent throughout the project.

Achieving in-camera VFX like this can serve as a very effective way of reducing expensive post-production or reshoot costs, and can benefit both smaller-budget and multi-million dollar productions. Outside of lighting, the company also designs projection, LED and screen systems for broadcast and film events.

Stay tuned for more from Phil and Lux Machina next week on cinema5D ON THE GO!

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Oltre 40 delle serie televisive e streaming nel 2017 si affidano a Blackmagic Design

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Sono diversi i prodotti per la produzione e la post produzione di Blackmagic Design che sono stati utilizzati da direttori della fotografia, tecnici delle immagini digitali (DIT), artisti VFX, tecnici del montaggio online e coloristi, per completare molti dei programmi televisivi e serie in streaming nuovi o di ritorno sugli schermi per la stagione autunnale 2017. Oltre

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More Than 40 of the 2017 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

By Kenna Luguri

Fremont, CA

Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic…

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