Be careful having dinner with Mike Seymour.
He was sharing with me his nerd-joy over being able to interview Jon Alexander at ILM about the history of optical compositing. I offhandedly mentioned that I had once, out of pure lifelong curiosity, re-created the optical bluescreen extraction workflow using After Effects.
Oops. The next day Mike was in my office with a camera. Watch this whole video. My bit is nerdelicious, Jon’s is wonderflully insightful and grounding, and it all adds up to a great taste of what fxphd members get to enjoy heaping tons of.
Read the companion article here.
I'm so happy this video is still up. I regret the patriarchal title of this post though, even if it was obvioulsy meant to be tongue-in-cheek.