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Summer 2017 Retrospective

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.

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Working the Crowd

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.

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Shock and Awe

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.

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“The Americans”

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.

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“Z: The Beginning of Everything”

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.

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“The Path” Returns to Hulu

This season you can look forward to effects by both The Molecule’s Motion Graphics team and VFX department.

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“Invisible”

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.

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Taking The Mannequin Challenge… the VFX Way

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!

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The Molecule’s Latest Blog for Pond5

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.”

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Meet The Molecule: Fellows Edition!

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.

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