Dream Quest Images ™ is a visual effects studio combining practical effects with CGI. The VFX shop of Marvels Film.

Rotoscoping: From Early Animation to Blockbuster VFX

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Rotoscoping began as an animation technique of frame by frame drawings, but is now more frequently used as a VFX tool for hiding wires and creating CGI worlds. Animator Max Fleischer wanted to quickly draw realistic character movement. He came up with the idea to film live-action footage then trace over the footage frame by frame. […]

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Rewind to Back to the Future

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Great Scott! It’s nearly October! That means our lives are about to intersect with a monumental moment on one of cinema’s trickiest timelines – the day when Marty McFly arrives in the Hill Valley of the future, in Robert Zemeckis’s 1989 sequel Back to the Future Part II. Yes folks, 21 October 2015 is “Back to […]

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The VFX of WETA Digital

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We don’t hesitate to blog about the achievements and creations of our colleagues and friendly competitors. Today we’d like to quote a great article (with videos) by Michael Maher over at RocketStock, about WETA Digital. WETA Digital is one of the most prominent VFX houses. This little New Zealand studio has grown into one of the most […]

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IBC 2015 Amsterdam
11 – 15 september

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Being an IBC alumni, our VFX Supervisor and Director of Photography Martin Beek will visit the IBC this year again and he his hoping to meet up with old an new faces on friday sept. 11. He can be reached during that day via his Twitter account or via the IBC “touch & connect” app, if you fancy […]

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VFX artists: learn to code!

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“Learning to code can make you a better artist…”, writes Miguel Lleras. As a CG artist, you might think coding skills aren’t particularly important for you. However, during my experience between big, medium and small studios I’ve noticed that being able to develop your own set of tools is crucial and brings with it some advantages for […]

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How to set up a VFX pipeline

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A VFX pipeline is not a technology but a process or workflow method. The term ‘visual effects (VFX) pipeline’ almost sounds like a pre-packaged product of some sort, something Adobe is sure to address in software sometime soon, right? In fact, it’s neither a product, nor a technology. Rather it’s a workflow, or process. What […]

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The Voxels in Pixels

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CGSociety talked to Imageworks’ VFX Supervisor Dan Kramer about the visual effects used in “Pixels“. Chris Columbus’ Pixels is a comedy that pits a handful of hapless gamers against a barrage of classic arcade game characters. Creatures like a giant Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders burst from the flickering CRT screens of the 1980s […]

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The VFX secrets of Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video

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Lead CG artist, Grant Miller, reveals how Ingenuity created the MTV VMA winning music video. Plugged as one of the most elaborate music videos to date, Taylor Swift’s cameo and VFX heavy video for Bad Blood caused a lot of hype when it was released in May and received the award for Best Video at […]

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Setting up shop in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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As per august 1 we have moved into our new offices at the Strijp-S Videolab creative complex in Eindhoven – the Netherlands. Martin Beek has set up his desk and is currently working on the motion capture space. You can read more about our Eindhoven establishment  on the About page.    

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Game of Thrones: animating Drogon (Video)

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In this “Making Of”, Rhythm & Hues talks about the Drogon animation for GAME OF THRONES.

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