Posts by Cameron

coca-cola shoot

Here’s a few behind the scenes photos from a shoot day for one of four videos we’re filming for Coca-Cola Refreshments. Interesting story: In the first photo you can see a crewmember standing on the front bumper of a vehicle. In order to block the sun’s reflection from the windshield as we filmed through it,...

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Learn Something New

Everyone’s heard “You learn something new every day” from somebody, and now you’re going to hear it from me too. I learn something new every day. One truly unique thing about working for The DVI Group is that I am constantly learning about new things that we are creating videos for. For every job, client,...

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RenderMan

Today is an exciting day here at the dvi group. I have just finished installing our new licenses of a RenderMan rendering engine. For those of you that don’t know what RenderMan is, it is Pixar’s technical specification for a standard communications protocol (or interface) between 3D computer graphics programs and rendering programs For those...

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Multi-Lingual

Some companies we’ve had the pleasure of working with have been massive, international companies. It makes sense that they would want their videos to reach as much of their audience as possible, so sometimes the discussion of having multi-lingual videos comes up. Yes, we can produce videos in different languages, but this is something that...

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the shot network

In my last post about Demeter I was discussing shot priorities. Since then, Demeter has improved a lot (some are saying that soon, she will be having conversations with us). As we’ve been using and improving Demeter, I noticed that the shot priority wasn’t being set all of the time and therefore was doing nothing...

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creative math

When looking for a video production company you are probably (and hopefully) checking out their previous work to see the quality of the videos they produce. While that is a good idea, the timeframe in which it was completed should also be considered. Producing elegant videos that get your message across within your deadline is...

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2D Limitations

Although I’m mainly the 3D artist, last week I had worked on a few shots for our latest all-animated 2D production when I came across a problem. Of course, when problems come up in the post production studio, I leap to solve them. The shot I was beginning to work on involved pseudo-3D spheres. These...

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Priorities

One major new concept I’m introducing with Demeter is the idea of priorities. At any given time, we have multiple projects for multiple clients broken down into many shots. Each project has a different deadline and complexity. On top of that, each shot may have a different deadline because it may be needed by another...

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Making it Happen

There are always a lot of things happening at the dvi group at the same time. Some video productions are being filmed on a set while other projects are back at our studio in the post production stage, and each one has a different deadline. It sounds like the perfect opportunity for a mess to happen,...

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