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.”
This summer The Molecule has had the pleasure of participating in the first ever New York State Post Production Fellowship Program. With support from the Empire State Development Office, the program connects college students statewide with member companies in the Post New York Alliance for a summer-long fellowship. In June Hofstra student Nick Proto and RIT student Alex Pattison joined our team for 10 weeks, and it's been awesome to have them around.
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.
Many professionals in the Post Production community continue to make art after they leave the office for the day. (Fun Fact! That very idea was the impetus behind our recent bi-coastal art exhibit, The Art of Post.)
This year we've begun monthly blog installments for online stock media library, Pond5 (who also just revamped their website... and it's super snazzy).
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.
Discovering Visual Effects
On February 23, The Molecule's LA VFX Producer, Lauren F. Ellis, will be speaking to female filmmakers about ways they can affordably incorporate VFX into their projects and cultivate the relationships that make them happen.
One thing you may not know about The Molecule is that our dedicated staff of multi-talented artists and producers take on many additional projects outside of the office.
We're excited to share with you the first two press stories of 2016!
Happy Halloween! Today we're celebrating by bringing you a spooky selection from The Molecule's VFX and Motion Graphics archives.
Virtual Reality has been in the news a lot lately. Every day more companies are latching on and beginning to develop VR pipelines. We at The Molecule are never ones to shy away from new challenges, and we are excited to announce that we have recently made Virtual Reality a growing part of our repertoire.
The Molecule's west coast branch is having a housewarming today to announce our move to The Hollywood Production Center's N. Gower Street office in Hollywood. Our LA team is relocating just a stone's throw away from it's former office to a new block just south of Sunset Blvd - a spot that is central to the bustling Hollywood activity.
"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.
Hey Blog Readers! It’s been a minute since we’ve updated this space. Truth is, there’s been a lot going on here at The Molecule and we’re pumped to tell you about it all.
Behind-The-Scenes of HTC's One M9 Keynote
The Mobile World Congress kicked off this weekend in Barcelona, and The Molecule got a front row seat during HTC's keynote presentation of their new flagship phone, the M9.
Theory & Practice In a Nutshell
To a lot of us, color seems like an intangible, complicated part of our daily workflow. Over the years new steps have been introduced to the process, but they have never been publicly explained.”
This day in history in 1934, outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot and killed by police in Louisiana. Today we're revisiting the titles our Motion Graphics department created for a two-part series on the infamous couple, which aired on A&E, History, and Lifetime in December of 2013.
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.
May in NYC is already proving to be hazy, hot, and humid. By June it's likely that your candles will have all melted in their jars and staying in your apartment will become a sauna that you didn't ask for - so come cool off with us for a day-long celebration of the art of the Edit!
Things get snowy on the set of CBS's "Elementary."
Last night's "Elementary" was a snowy one. If you don't follow the show, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Joan Watson try to solve a crime in the middle of a massive blizzard. The city has shut down and the roads are treacherous...It is the worst blizzard the city has seen in years...
Working in a VFX studio is pretty fun - especially when you convert your conference room into a mini studio where you can make your own blood elements.
A look back at the 2012 that was.
Over the past 12 months, we have been busy little molecules at our offices in in NYC and LA. Between comping, producing, animating, and consuming copious amounts of coffee, we've accumulated quite a list of things we're proud of.
The Molecule Celebrates the Golden Age of Italian Film
“The Sweet Life” is an exhibition curated by Joyce Acciaioli Rudge that combines two eras that were at the height of their popularity in the 1950s: Italian Cinema and LIFE Magazine. The Molecule edited a piece that will run continuously alongside the art in the exhibit.
Titles and VFX by The Molecule
What Maisie Knew is a drama about a small girl caught in the middle of her parents' divorce and custody battle. The Molecule has been working for weeks on Maisie's opening titles, end title crawl, and various screen replacements and VFX.
We just put the finishing touches on a project 2 years in the making: Hellbenders.
This spring, The Molecule shot and composited online video content for action/sci-fi film Prometheus's publicity website ProjectPrometheus.com. This project marks an important step of our production services expansion.
As TV shows are able to employ more and more visual effects, it's up to companies like the Molecule to meet the demand. In a new article in Post Magazine, the Molecule's own Luke DiTommaso (VFX Supervisor/COO) weighs in on VFX for TV.