Looking back on the Last 3 Months of Community Events, TV Series, And Anniversaries
Summer 2017 was an eventful one for The Molecule. Even though it's still unseasonably warm, fall is undeniably on its way: sweaters are coming out of storage, and beer taps have changed from Summer Ales to Octoberfests. We're feeling nostalgic and taking a look back at these busy past few months.
A Brief History of Crowd Duplication
Crowd duplication effects have changed a great deal over time. We're taking a look back at some famous examples and techniques from Film and TV, and how we digitally populate a crowd today.
How Visual Effects Help TV & Film Up The Gore Factor
Most scenes in TV and film are touched by VFX, and this is especially true for violent storylines. The Molecule's Visual Effects team digs into their methods for creating Visual Effects gore and why VFX is used more often today than ever before.
Season 5 Premiere was out of this world
In the opening scene of the latest season of "The Americans," The Molecule was tasked with creating a transitional camera move that pulled up from American fields, all the way into space, past a spy satellite, and down into the fields in Russia. Check out how we created that scene, entirely from scratch.
Taking NYC Back to the Jazz Age
Amazon's newest series, "Z: The Beginning of Everything" follows the the turbulent romance of Zelda Fitzgerald, nee Sayre, and her husband author F. Scott Fitzgerald. For period pieces like "Z," Visual Effects teams are tasked with transforming scenes from modern day to a time in the past. In this series The Molecule used a combination of VFX and CG to take us back to the Roaring Twenties.
This season you can look forward to effects by both The Molecule's Motion Graphics team and VFX department.
VR's First Scripted Drama Series
Created by 30 Ninjas and their director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), "Invisible" tells the story of a powerful family that has the ability to become invisible. We had the pleasure of providing the titles and VFX for the series.
We here at The Molecule are never ones to back down from a challenge, and the Mannequin Challenge is no exception. Check out our VFX team’s take on the popular meme!
Shooting Green Screen Driving Scenes
This October we at The Molecule have continued to share our tips with Pond5 readers in our latest guest blog post, titled: “Let’s Ride: How to Make Your Driving Scenes Look Awesome with VFX.”
The Molecule Goes Inside The Mind of Conan
We were like little kids when we found out we were going to Comic-Con this year - not only because it's Comic-Con in San Diego and we're a bunch of nerds, but also because we were going to be showing off our latest Virtual Reality project for Conan O'Brien.
Creating The Roller Coaster Scene in Season 2 of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Friday April 15th marked the highly-anticipated return of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" to Netflix.
Bringing Comic Book Panels to Life
Last week’s episode of Limitless featured some pretty exciting comic-book style animations. Protagonist Brian Finch, his mind turned genius by miracle-drug NZT, begins to see another character’s story as comic book drawings, and the viewer sees the story through his eyes.
"Ballers" is HBO's newest addition to their Sunday night time slot. The show premiered last weekend, and it centers on former NFL player Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) who now stays in the game by playing financial advisor to current NFL pros.
Working on “Love And Mercy”
Not all visual effects involve car explosions, buildings toppling over, or satellites circling the earth. Sometimes in order to keep continuity or better tell a story, visual effects are used in subtle ways leaving the audience oblivious the image was ever affected at all.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler debuted in theaters in mid-August to hold a commanding grasp on the box office, claiming the number one spot for three weeks. The Molecule is proud to have produced visual effects for over 200 shots that ranged from prosthetic and cosmetic fixes to green screen work. We were even invited to attend the August 5th premier at the Ziegfeld Theatre with Oprah, Lenny Kravitz, Forest Whitaker and the rest of the star-studded cast.