Introducing our new secret weapon: 3D matte painter and VFX artist Adam Kuczek…
(The above image is from the upcoming NEW and AMAZING 95ers movie poster. Stay tuned for that.)
Over the last few years, I have had the great displeasure of spending thousands of hours creating many of the visual effects for the movie… There is a ludicrous amount of compositing, greenscreening, and fancy particle effects, etc. throughout the movie, payment for which was required in SILVER. Silver hairs.
Our awesome miniatures and cool sci-fi sets were of course created by Hollywood veteran and time machine engineer/puppeteer Clark Schaffer. Clark and I are huge fans of traditional in-camera VFX with miniatures, sets, and cinematic trickery of all sorts, a la the original Star Wars movies.
But lurking in the back of my mind throughout all this time were a couple of final shots… Shots that had haunted me ever since I did that darn rewrite on the script. Shots that would be way too expensive to do as miniatures and with motion control. But shots that I HAD TO HAVE nonetheless! Shots that would add production value, tell critical parts of the story, boost sci-fi “epicness”, and help sell the movie. I needed a 3D matte painting, something outside of my realm. I searched and searched, deep into the portfoliac recesses of the web, and finally found a teacher-turned-VFX-guy from Poland living in Shanghai!!!
It was this cool shot that first grabbed my attention…
Please welcome Adam Kuczek to the 95ers VFX team! Frankly, Adam has been a delight to work with. Not only is he a fantastic talent, he also has a strong sense of visual cinematic storytelling. I can’t show you the shots he’s done for us yet… but in the upcoming “95ers official trailer 2,” due in about two weeks, you’ll see a glimpse them. Until then, explore his site and enjoy his reel.