In the olden days, producers knew what visual effects were. Now they’ve gotten into this methodology where they’ll hire a middleman – a visual effects supervisor, and this person works for the producing studio.
They’re middle managers. And when you go into a review with one of them, there’s this weird sort of competition that happens.

It’s a game called ‘Find What’s Wrong With This Shot’. And there’s always going to be something wrong, because everything’s subjective. And you can micromanage it down to a pixel, and that happens all the time. We’re doing it digitally, so there’s no pressure to save on film costs or whatever, so it’s not unusual to go through 500 revisions of the same shot, moving pixels around and scrutinizing this or that.

That’s not how you manage artists. You encourage artists, and then you’ll get – you know – art.

If your idea of managing artists is just pointing out what’s wrong and making them fix it over and over again, you end up with artists who just stand around asking “OK lady, where do you want this sofa? You want it over there? No? Fine. You want it over there? I don’t give a fuck. I’ll put it wherever you want it.” It’s creative mismanagement, it’s part of the whole corporate modality. The fish stinks from the head on down. Back on Star Wars, Robocop, we never thought about what was wrong with a shot.

We just thought about how to make it better.

Phil Tippett

5 new Tutorials , Embers, Sparks, installing Nuke 2 Fusion and OCIO & ACES!

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Post by statixvfx » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:08 am

Happy Holidays Fusionistas!

I've put together some tutorials for the holidays.
These are aimed at more experienced users, its not a step by step guide but follows the processes of iterating.

Creating embers in Fu


Creating sparks/angle grinding effect


Installing Nuke2Fusion


Emitting lots of sparks from a few points


Getting started with OCIO and ACES


Have fun!

Enjoy!

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Post by Miltos » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:24 pm

Fantastic tutorial additions!

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Post by JPDoc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:26 am

Great tutorials, very helpful.

An issue though, which I should probably post as separate topic as it's not really related to the tutorials. I set up OCIO as per tutorial above. I find that converting from AlexaLogC files to rec709 using the default OCIOcolourspace node looks different from the same conversion (or at least what is as close as I can get to the same conversion) using the full OCIO config. To avoid double posting I'll start a new thread.

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Post by andromeda_girl » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:58 pm

always awesome to see great fusion particle tutorials. thanks and keep them coming ;)