Friday, July 25, 2008

Monty Granito - Focus on

Welcome to my first "Focus On" article, this time I'd like to present the work of Monty Granito.
I first became aware of his work through the extra's portion of the Jumper dvd. The film itself is fantastic and the work involved in creating the previz for the film is really first rate. The best part of being part of the Antics community is that, in the field of previz for film, one can find plenty of research material to develop our own skill in the field. Antics is of course, just one of many tools available in this important story telling phase. I believe Antics is a revolutionary tool in aiding everyday filmmakers, plan and design thier visions to achieve hollywood at home. As a film effects junkie, I live for the process. I'm very fortunate to be working in the field but people like Monty Granito are my idol. One day when Antics has saturated into the hollywood, ........

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Firstly, let me say, if you're in Australia you probably heard my scream of joy, when I saw these images from the upcoming V4 release of Antics!
These frames alone bring tears to my eyes. The shadows on the walls, the depth, the degree of softness, all these attributes indicate that Antics have nailed the shadow feature spot on. Some other apps we've seen, struggled with this task, forcing the users to endure shadow popping and noisy edges over a couple of releases, but it seems that Antics have got the tech sorted.

The release is out very soon so stay tuned.