So, some people noticed that what’s been keeping me busy and away from Star Wars is working for UPP (the biggest VFX house in Central Europe) on movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Wonder Woman. My contributions on those projects were pretty small - I basically just did some rotoscoping, because when I started in January, I had only just started learning Nuke (the software most professional studios use for VFX compositing, which is fundamentally different from what I’d been using before) but I have since worked my way up to a Nuke compositor and I’m working on some other interesting projects right now.
The funny thing is, that my quasi-fame from my Star Wars work had very little to do with me getting this job - most people in the company don’t even know about it. Also, the job I had before this gig payed about four times as much but it’s totally worth it, because this is my dream-job, which I thought I’d never be able to get.
Now, I’d like to repeat this request and ask any volunteers to send a PM and I’ll send you the instructions and assign you a reel to work on (is there a quick list somewhere of the reels start and end, so I can link it?):
Guys - I could use some help - I need is someone helping me catalogue all the shots that need despecializing and making a system that will make it easier for me to keep track of the shots and what they need done.
My idea is this spreadsheet, where I could keep track of the progress on all the shots:
So, would I find volunteers, who would help me by going through Doubleofive’s galleries and putting all the shots down in this table and looking them up in GOUT and BD and putting in the timecodes?
When this is done and I start working on v3.0, the plan is to keep the table public for viewing, so you guys can check on my progress and every once in a while, when all shots in a sequence have status Pending Final, I want to post the sequence as a work-print and only after I get positive feedback on it, I will mark the shots as final.
This will make you guys more involved again, like in the old times, and it should help keep me more motivated. 😃