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Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 11:51am

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There's an increasing number of FXhomers finding their way in the industry, whether it's in movies, TV shows, computer games, theatre or other mediums.

We thought it'd be good to have a central place that you can use to let the community know what you're working on, outside of your own personal projects (for that, check out the Production Diaries list!).

Hopefully this will enable us all to track down the movies, TV shows, games and other things with which FXhomers have been involved! It doesn't matter whether you were a runner, a stuntman, the DoP, editor, coder...we're interested in it all!

So let us know: What productions have you worked on and what are you doing at the moment?

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Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 1:10pm

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I'm a game designer employed by Sony Computer Entertainment, working on MotorStorm Apocalypse. I've designed the earthquake-related "events" that feature throughout the game. Though in my spare time I'm still trying to do something with the Unlikely Jedi (hopefully an ongoing comic coming soon!).
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The last production I worked on was Sorority Row 2009 as a prop builder, I made the tire iron knife which was used for copy casting of rubber props.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 2:34pm

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finding their way in the industry
Is this limited to fxhomers working in media then?

I'm increasingly teaching theatre and acting and I'm currently involved in 3 plays, 2 as director, 1 as an actor. It's huge fun and a good learning experience. And a welcome change to normal teaching days I do 2 days a week.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 5:16pm

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I have been working on several shows which are all going to be put together in the style of BBC's children in need for our own version of the actual children in need show. Loads of interest has been shown by Rocks TV, BBC and ITV and it shall be going out live on November the 19th on www.stratcast.co.uk. Here's a preview of one show.

(May have to copy and paste into your url bar)
http://www.facebook.com/ben.bayliss1?v=app_2392950137#!/video/video.php?v=1672503981619
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 6:49pm

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A brag thread! Can't help myself from contributing...

I have been working for a couple of years now as a fulltime Online/Offline editor with mostly reality-tv but also feature documentaries, shorts and commercials!

Last couple of months I had my hands full as Online-editor (e.i. Colorist) on the Swedish Biggest Loser and a couple other Swedish shows.

This thread really makes me think what I would do, or where I would be if it wasn't for this forums and FXhome.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 7:39pm

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Really cool stuff, everyone!

Axeman and I are currently working on Shockwave, Darkside, a shot-in-3D indie sci-fi film about a war on the moon. It's an old-school and kick-ass story... sort of a Saving Private Ryan meets 50's sci-fi:

"Five soldiers, shot down and behind enemy lines, find themselves marooned on the dark side of the moon. With depleting air and supplies, they have no choice but to start a dangerous trek through hostile territory. As their numbers dwindle and nerves fray, they make an amazing discovery about the moon that just might save their lives, but destroy the very cause that they are fighting for."

I've interned on the film for the past two years, working with the director on concept images, storyboarding, and test shooting. We recently brought Axeman on board to help out with some fx shots. Right now, we're working on muzzle flashes and other digital effects, mainly using Visionlab.

I can't comment on any release plans, other than that we're in post-production. If anyone's interested, there's a prequel web-comic running now (updates weekly, on Mondays).

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Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 8:07pm

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Wow guys this is all really cool stuff!

Of course I'm not doing anything cool, just high school... Oh well...
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 9:40pm

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Currently I work as a music video director and producer for a range of hip-hop national artists throughout (and based in) the southern states and (hopefully) spreading on into the rest of the U.S. through the end of the year.

Ben and I have a few videos premiering quite soon, on MTV, BET, and being uploaded to different Vevos within the next few weeks.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2010, 10:55pm

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Atom wrote:

Currently I work as a music video director and producer for a range of hip-hop national artists throughout (and based in) the southern states and (hopefully) spreading on into the rest of the U.S. through the end of the year.

Ben and I have a few videos premiering quite soon, on MTV, BET, and being uploaded to different Vevos within the next few weeks.
That's awesome. Do you guys specialize in the "artist performing the song in the midst of a party" type of stuff that I see everywhere, or have you been able/allowed to make some more original ones as well?
Posted: Thu, 11th Nov 2010, 3:36am

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Pooky wrote:

Do you guys specialize in the "artist performing the song in the midst of a party" type of stuff that I see everywhere, or have you been able/allowed to make some more original ones as well?
Although hip-hop videos are pretty straightforward, we have some more original stuff accompanying that video we linked about a month ago that we're excited to premiere pretty soon; although its airing on MTV/BET will not likely precede it being put fully online (we have exclusivity deals to where BET, for instance, doesn't even allow for an online premiere before it airs). By and large, however, we've had to 'play it safe' and stick to the singing amidst a party style; although we're definitely being granted more liberty now that we have some clout (at least here in Texas, we outbid $50k music video directors) and we are smart about what we do.

Honestly, it's been a lot of LOT of work for a (relatively) small reward thus far - but we're working our way up the music video ladder, and it's new and untreaded ground for us. This all kicked off because of our music video for Live It Up and its luck airing on MTV3 this past summer.

We're very thankful for the opportunities we've been presented, even if they are only for music videos lately - although I get about a hundred propositions every two weeks regarding someone on YouTube who wants us to produce an idea they have the money for. We've yet to stumble on anything too legit, but we're certainly keeping our eyes and ears open.

For being full-time college students, though, music videos are fun and it's awesome that we were able to on-the-spot produce one with a hip-hop 'name' - at least here in Texas and throughout the south - and it's leading us to some big things in our music video 'careers'. biggrin

We'll see how things play out, though. wink
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I'm very lucky and pleased to be working on the forth Pirates movie. I started on the film back in July as an EPK Op handling B Roll and the timelapse materials but have since the end of August I've been lighting, shooting and editing interviews and standups. Had some great highlights so far and although I'm finding myself completely exhausted it's been really great to move up a few gears and shoot people I've respected for many many years. It's always interesting to get kicked off the set only to be asked back on moments later to film a stunt go off. Only another five more shoot days for me then the film wraps but it's been a hell of a learning curve, can't wait to see some of my interviews and material go everywhere next year!

It feels like the many years of working very hard and at times for months on end for a loss have paid off. smile I just wish Disney would leave me with the Fuji lens they've let me use on the job. I love it.
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The last week on the film was intense and some of the days were insanely long, 18 hours with a few hours sleep after wrap at 11pm.

For a couple of the nights I slept in my car and got a few hours sleep each night. I was left all on my lonesome for the last week of shooting covering both main and 2nd unit including interviews and speeches. I'm so pleased I put all the effort in and slogged my guys out (although my partner wasn't too pleased I was crushing my energy entirely at work.. what with a studio to finish building and a new born baby to help with hehe).

The last day on the set was exhausting but brilliant, I had loads more to finish off on the todo list, I filmed speeches from Rob Marshall, Bruckheimer and Depp and interviewed a few other key cast/crew.smile Have already had my name put down on the premiere list so after missing the Blood Diamond premiere many years ago am looking forward to my first 'worked on' premiere experience.

Me and Jack Sparrow: YARRRRR:



And finally. I was a real pirate.
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Sounds amazing! Are you allowed to say whether you think this film will be better than the two sequels?

Also, what the hell is up with your sig? disgust
Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2010, 10:04am

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Great photo and report! We now all have at least one reason to bother seeing the new Pirates film. wink
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Pooky wrote:

Sounds amazing! Are you allowed to say whether you think this film will be better than the two sequels?

Also, what the hell is up with your sig? disgust
Of course smile I'm just not allowed to release or show any of the awesome footage I'm editing up. Don't think I'd work for Disney again if I did that wink

Pirates 4 is set up to be much stronger than the 2nd and 3rd film. With the emphasis more on Pirates and swashbuckling, Jack Sparrow's visit to London is brilliant. There is a lot lot less CGI than in the previous films and Rob Marshall has concentrated on performance and atmosphere. The sets were amazing. The new characters are much stronger than those played by Orlando and The Chin. You get a feeling whilst on set if a big film is going in the right direction, it didn't happen on Persia or Golden Compass but did happen on Casino Royale and Blood Diamond and even National Treasure 2 had a feeling that a decent film was being made. Pirates 4 had that same feeling. Or perhaps its because I just kept picking up Sparrow's sword and pretending.... just for one moment...
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Pirates 4 is set up to be much stronger than the 2nd and 3rd film. With the emphasis more on Pirates and swashbuckling.
My dad will be very happy with this biggrin

It seems everyon eis working on something very exciting- big budget and small and it does make me happy when people are so enthusiastic about their work.

I'm busy on my film at the moment which is progressing at snail pace. Aside from that i'm having a meeting soon at my local theatre with the head of wardrobe department to possibly be joining as an understudy/apprentice/volunteer/tea maker. I hope that goes well, i wouldn't mind doing anything with them as they give strong performances and have some pretty well known actors in their plays. It would be good for the experience and also from a cv point of view. So fingers crossed !

Sam
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Goodluck Sam....sounds like a great oportunity for you....well done.
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I've been compositing Visual Effects on a variety of major feature films, it's been great.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3045752/

Back when there was a spotlight here on me I had to be tight lipped about who I was working for because the project was very sensitive. So although they will likely never see it - I feel like I should add that I essentially owe the progression of my career over the last 2 years to one company, these guys;

http://www.nvizible.com/main.htm

Check them out! smile

Matt
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You worked on Scott Pilgrim? Whatever you did, awesome job smile
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I write sci-fi stories that feature people arguing with vending machines that have artificial intelligence. I can't quite think of anything more useful to do right now. cool
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I've been working at a video game advertising agency for the past year now. I started as an assistant editor but later on they started letting me edit and do sound design for some of their action oriented ads (because of my action filmmaking background).

I'm currently working on the upcoming Mortal Kombat Video Game reboot. I did all the sound design for the PAX "Shadows" Trailer. And now I'm currently working on helping direct and shoot fight scenes within the game which I'll also be editing. I'd imagine those will be released within the next few months.

But yeah, it's definitely the right industry for me seeing as how I'd love to someday give justice to Video Game to Movie Adaptations.

Oh also, there's something pretty cool premiering at the VGA's that I'm not allowed to talk about but I had a very small yet pretty cool roll in. I'll post it and talk about it once it's live!
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A student right now going into digital media. In the past year I've shot or helped shoot 6 music videos, 7 short films, and 3 episodes of a web series. Digital Domain is opening a branch just 30 minutes to my south and are taking people with next to know experience so I really hope to start that soon. finishing up on off the 7 short films right now and JUST started righting for my biggest project yet. busy year.
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davlin wrote:

Goodluck Sam....sounds like a great oportunity for you....well done.
Thank you for the kind words i really hope it goes well.

@ Chao2 - i have to be quick on library computers so i don't have much time do a lot of searches- do you have a site or anything where i could perhaps read these? they sound intriguing and funny.

@CX3- that's a very amazing oppurtunity to be working on mortal kombat- arguably the best fighting games out there- and very enjoyable- i just wanted to wish you the best with it.

And finally to Hybrid halo- when you said you had worked on some major films i didn't know what to expect but when i clicked on your IMDB it wasn't just some major films it was the major films of the year in my opinion-you must feel very blessed to have worked on those- some fo those films i feel this community would have sold an arm and a leg for. Congratulations on making it big!

That was basically just a pat on the back post- but you lot deserve it- it's always nice to see people 'living the dream'.