Findings

Sephora Goes Tokidoki

Beauty retail giant Sephora recently employed The Molecule’s unique array of 3D talents to help create their first ever commercial spot.

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Flying High

In 2007, The Molecule had the pleasure of VFX Supervising a project half-way around the world. Al Watan, a Kuwaiti television network, was creating an ad campaign to promote itself as the first 100% local station. The spots, directed by Zeyad Alhusaini, were designed to showcase national monuments in an effort to highlight the local nature of the network.

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“Rescue Me” – Bridge Jumper Scene

When VFX Helps to Tell A Story

Rescue Me’s second to last episode of season 5 aired last Tuesday. There was a scene of the firefighters trying to talk down a suicidal bridge-jumper. In the end, the Ponzi Scheme victim jumps off the bridge. It wasn’t safe to get the shot through the lens, so we helped out.

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Tutorial: Black is the New Green

Chris Healer Gets Into the Nitty-Gritty of Keying Over Black

Keying material over black screen can be a little tricky. Luckily, Chris is here to share some step-by-step tips to help you navigate your next black screen shot.

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Farming Intelligence

The Molecule tells all behind the building of their own custom render farm.

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Spinning Interactively

The Molecule helped to create an interactive installation for the gorgeous new IAC building in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. Find out how the team created a beautiful installation that pulls real-time data to engage curious guests.

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Dot, Dot, Dot

LED Lights Become Tracking Markers in the Dark

What happens when you’re shooting a dark scene, and your tape tracking markers don’t show up? Answer: MacGyver your own light-up tracking point.

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What Could Be More Unusual?

The Unusuals, an ABC primetime show, made for an interesting project for The Molecule. Instead of using a traditional green screen, we were able to experiment with a different technology called Reflecmedia.

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Damages

On FX’s hit show Damages, much of the visual effects employed were created for detail and continuity reasons.

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Burning Flesh

We definitely gave something for Denis Leary’s character Tommy Gavin to feel on last night’s episode of Rescue Me.

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