Short to Premiere at HollyShorts Film Festival
Santa Monica, CA – Bi-coastal VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX completed visual effects for short film Gravity, premiering this week at the HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) in Los Angeles. HSFF showcases top short films (30 minutes or less) from around the world in various genres and technical categories including 3D, animation, VFX, cinematography and more. Gravity will screen in the VFX Shorts category, Saturday August 18 at 7:00 PM.
Directed by Chad Jackson and co-produced by longtime Brickyard VFX producer Linda Jackson, Gravity focuses on a poignant late night phone conversation between partners Jill and John. The short includes ethereal views of the earth and outer space as the pair’s conversation progresses. The Jacksons tapped Brickyard VFX to complete several key CG VFX shots as well as color correction, credits, and other beauty work. Brickyard’s Head of CG David Blumenfeld completed the VFX shots of the earth and outer space using Autodesk Maya, and Brickyard’s Lead Flame Artist Chris Sonia completed color correction in Autodesk Lustre.
“Brickyard loves independent film and the expression of creativity that it encourages,” said Steve Michaels, Managing Partner, Brickyard VFX. “We are all thrilled that Gravity will be honored in the HollyShorts Festival, and are proud to have contributed to such an original project.”
To view the trailer for Gravity, please visit: http://vimeo.com/13339591
About Brickyard VFX
Brickyard is a digital production studio skilled in high-end visual effects, animation, design and creative development for advertising, feature films and emerging media. With shops in Boston and Santa Monica, Brickyard is artist-centric at the core, fostering a close collaboration of not only artist-to-director but the entire creative team. Within a cozy eclectic production space, Brickyard assembles a customized crew of designers, animators, and compositors for every project. For company information please contact Kirsten with Brickyard VFX Atlantic at (617) 262-3220 or Jeff with Brickyard VFX Pacific at (310) 453-5722, or visit http://www.brickyardvfx.com.
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Director: Chad Jackson
Written by: Chad Jackson and D.W. Johnson
Produced by: Chad and Linda Jackson, David Wexler
Director of Photography: David Wexler
Music by: Jason Kothmann
Edited by: Chad Jackson and Jason Kothmann
VFX: Brickyard VFX
Visual Effects Produced by: Derek Johnson and Linda Jackson
VFX/Online/Color Correction: Chris Sonia
Finishing/Titles: Evan Paras
CG VFX: David Blumenfeld
Visual Effects Artist: Sean Cox