“I integrate Computer Generated (CG) assets, which are pieces of live action footage, into footage which has already been shot, making sure it looks seamless and realistic.”
What does your role entail?
The scope of our work is to integrate Computer Generated (CG) assets, which are pieces of live action footage, into footage which has already been shot. It should be as seamless as possible, and you shouldn’t notice or realise that something isn’t real. If you can see it, then we haven’t done our job properly. It’s all done in post-production and needs to look as believable as possible.
Very early into my apprenticeship, I managed to work on Watch Men which is an HBO Series based on the comics. It was very rewarding, and the team were great. They gave me simple tasks to get used to everything, and I even got my name on the credits at the end, which was a wonderful feeling.
With my role, there are a lot of tight turnarounds, and we need to solve problems every day. There’s a lot of teamwork and working together is essential. At The Mill, there are a lot of employees, and we have six or seven jobs on at a time with teams ranging from two to three people right up to 20 people working on a project.
Day to day, we mostly make adverts and false-perspective projections on to Times Square or Piccadilly Circus. These are adverts on a large screen which are made to look like they are 3D, or inserted into the building, or that they have something happening inside a box.
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