14
Sep
15

Hey, that’s a 20,000 dollar piece of junk there!

At work in my office in 1996, doing 3D animation (painstaking!!) on a 19,500 dollar¹ Silicon Graphics Indy workstation.
Software was another 5,000 bucks. Rendering one SD (video-) frame (2 fields) took at least half an hour. A 30 second animation took a fortnight to render. So, you needed computing power, and thus another 2,500 for an extra “math processor board”. That brought render time down to slightly less than a week.

You’ll now find more processingpower in an iPhone 4…

In twenty years we’ll be laughing again, about what we do now and how much money we we’re willing to invest in technology that will be rendered obsolete in a few years from now. It hurts, but alas, that’s the way of progress.

More about this 100mhz, 32MB museum-piece: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGI_Indy

(¹ price in the Netherlands in 1996, approx. twice the US price plus shipment and taxes)

Martin Beek, Silicon Graphics, 3D, CG, CGI, 1996

09
Sep
15

Internship CG Character Animation opportunity available

We offer an internship at the Dream Quest Images, Eindhoven (Netherlands) studio. (www.dqivfx.com)

Check out the DQi recruitment page here: http://dreamquestimages.com/recruitment/

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24
Aug
15

Marvels Film’s VFX shop is now Dream Quest Images

As per september 1st, 2015, the Marvels Film’s visual effects and animation operations will continue (and be revived) under the name Dream Quest Images; which is now a registered trademark of Marvels Media.

We are excited to revive our SFX business under this legendary name, although we want to explicitly state that there is no connection or relationship with the previous owner(s) or facilities that operated under the name “Dream Quest Images” during the 90’s.

We respect the legacy of this memorable studio and will dedicate a page on our website to their legendary history, if the original founders and copyright holders allow us to do so.

More news will follow during the course of September. Meanwhile, there’s our Twitter @ twitter.com/dreamquestvfx and our Facebook page facebook.com/dreamquestimages

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21
Aug
15

We need your feedback!

Hello friends! We need your help!

At Marvels we  are working on a new animated series. It’s about a grumpy pug and a not-too-bright lumberjack-type who live out their days at the kitchen-table reflecting on everyday issues.
Very short 30 – 45 sec. sketches.

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But we can’t decide on these character’s names!
Here a few suggestions taken from our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/marvelsfilm):

Buck & Pug
Fats & Eddy
Garry & Gunther
Harry & Barry
Jack & Zack

The rhyme is not mandatory😉   Let us know what you think… Your input is much appreciated!

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21
Aug
15

Littekens (“Scars”) feature film

Meanwhile, our feature film Littekens (“Scars”, Director: Martin Beek) – shot on Red Scarlet & Canon glass – has been doing well in Asia (Hong Kong), Washington and will feature at the West Virginia Filmmakers Festival next month.

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And with that event, the festival season is over for Littekens and we’ll start focusing on further distribution! Keep an eye out for Littekens!

Meanwhile, if you want to see the full movie now, it’s available on Vimeo on Demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/littekens (with trailer and English subs).

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Website: http://littekensfilm.nl (Dutch)
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2748180/
Vimeo page with trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/littekens
Facebook (English) page: https://www.facebook.com/littekens
Facebook (Dutch) page: https://www.facebook.com/littekensfilm.nl

24
Apr
15

Additional notes on my Cine Style Pofile

The Marvels Cine Style Profile for Canon DSLR is free to use (also professionally/commercially) and to share, with the sole exception that you may not charge money for it.

If you like the free Marvels profile, we invite you to make a small donation via PayPal by clicking the link below. This is voluntary and much appreciated😉

Each year around the 23th of December, i donate at least 50% of my yearly “picture style income” to charity, via eBay GivingWorks and  (previousely) eBay MissionFish. Between 2011 and 2015 i donated 554 dollars to 4 different charity projects, thanks to your generous donations.

Donate HERE by PayPal or Creditcard if you use our Picture Style.

It’ll be well spent!

Martin

22
Apr
15

“Marvels Cinestyle for Canon cameras” page has been updated

I have updated the Cinestyle page with new download links and extra info.

You’ll find it at the top of this blog under “marvels cine for canon dslr“.

Another good read on the subject is “Installing Canon Picture Styles for Dummies” (no offence😉

Do not forget to read the original article (with the Phil Holland tests) “Finally, the new marvels cine profile 3-x for canon dslr“.

Cheers!
Martin.




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