July 30, 2018

AQWA Underwater Filming Tips

Here are some tips for underwater filming, straight from the experts at AQWA: 1. Don’t Move Suddenly Refrain from jerking your body. Should be simple, correct? Needless to say, water surrounds your camera, so it ought to be a stable structure. Although the majority of underwater filming is not susceptible to the type of shaking that a handheld camera normally produces, any degree of wobbling can be detrimental to the final footage. Stabilize the housing by keeping it near to your body. If this doesn’t work, a tripod could be another viable option. Ensure that you direct the camera onto your subject steadily. This should be done for a sufficient…

May 15, 2018

The Guilty Pleasures Of Pixar Films

Most of the Pixar movies have obsolescence as a main theme. I believe this is probably because the young artists who worked on these films and certainly the older artists who came from the traditional 2D animation world thought hand drawn animation was going to be their life’s work. Most people who got into animation did so because they liked to draw, not program computers. After all, the “magic” of animation, as defined by Disney, was in watching drawings come to life. Computer Animtion The look of computer animation is much more akin to model animation or Claymation which ironically experienced a resurgence of popularity after the rise of computer…