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What is The Chalk?

This is a place where ideas are generated, problems are solved, and investments are returned. It’s no secret that video is the most powerful marketing tool. There’s a plethora of books and videos on the subject. The Chalk learns about your challenges to craft content to address your unique needs. Weather your goal is to tell an compelling story or to educate your sale team I will work with you to develop effective and compelling content.

Conveniently located between LA and NY in the Denver Metro area, our clients include independent feature films, high-end corporate communications and marketing, episodic television and commercials. Since 2013 The Chalk has contributed over 1000 visual effects shots to 7 independently produced feature films.

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~ Across The Board Capabilities ~

Compositing

Match-Moving

Visual Effects

Digital Matte Painting

Editing

Color Correction





~ Trifecta of Services ~

Planning

Consultation
My name is Thomas and I'm the owner operator of The Chalk vfx.  First and foremost I'm a story teller, hand-in-hand with that I'm a problem solver.  I'm a creative thinker, and idea person, and I can generate ideas to help you make your video project as effective as possible within your budget.  I have experience working with all kinds of visual effects shot and I'd be happy to give you a consultation on the best practices to achieve your visual effects goals. 

Corporate Strategy
I worked with ClearChoice Management Services for the past two year creating the content and branding elements for their internal communications.  I assisted in the development of ideas for content.  And I was the sole creator of the content, form production to completion.  The video's we created for ClearChoice had a motivating effect on their team and proved far more effective for communicating than newsletters or email.  Our video's ultimately replaced both of these mediums over the course of the year for major announcements.

Production

The Chalk vfx tells stories.  You’re business message has a narrative.  Each shot of your movie tells a story.  At The Chalk we help you bring your stories to life.

Corporate  Communication
Do you need to train your sales force?  Do you want your employees to have a unified definition of the company’s values?  Perhaps you just need to communicate news and business updates quickly and efficiently.  The Chalk creates beautiful crafted images designed to inspire your team.  When your internal content is as polished as your customer facing content it has a motivating effect on your team.  Drawing off your company’s branding The Chalk creates custom assets to make your content standout from the crowd. 

The Chalk’s signature service, branded by our customers as ‘The Mobile Studio’, is set-up at your location to record a message in front of a green screen.  Our hassle free system helps you maximize your time by bringing the studio to you; all the advantages of a green screen without having to travel.  

Visual Effects
Good visual effects often go unnoticed; bad visual effects will derail your film.  It’s crucial that your film’s vfx ‘work’.  The best way to ensure that happens it to start planning in pre-production.  And you must have a knowledgable person on set to ensure the VFX shots are executed correctly.  The Chalk, in addition to expert green screen knowledge, is well versed in the latest techniques used in vfx.  This translates into your film having the data to create the desired effect in post-production. 

HDR, 3D scans, Photogrammetry, Tracking Markers, Lens Distortion Grids, etc. . . we have you covered. 

Post-Production

Beyond Editing
Modern Audience expect to see (and not notice) quality VFX and SFX in feature films, commercials, music videos, shot films. . . essentially everything.  After the initial editing we can begin to craft custom graphics and simulated natural effects to composite into the show.  The Chalk proudly works with Businesses, Indie producers and Film Students across the globe to bring high-end visual effect compositing into their reach.

Fix It In Post
At the chalk we do 'fix thing in post'.  Over the year's we've done 100s of shots that required the removal of unwanted things in the images.  We're not taking about the mic dipping in, we removed whole cars, people, cables, crews, reflections, equipment. . . the kind of things your editor said you can't fix. 

Digital Makeup
We want your talent to look their best and to look real; we frown on applying a global blur to smooth out imperfections.  Our work is much more nuanced than that.  One of the most popular and least talked about compositing applications is Digital Makeup.  Some of the most common tasks we perform are blemish removals, lighting under the eyes, and highlight reduction.  We've also done things like reshaping lips, widening eyes,  straitening teeth, removing seams of prosthetic applications, extending prosthetic etc.  

Thomas, the principle artist at The Chalk, has been compositing for 12 years.  He's a certified to train Nuke artists:

Foundry Nuke Trainers

Additionally, He teaches Advanced Compositing at Colorado Film School:

Colorado Film School


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Don't get shut out -- Contact The Chalk now!

(303) 395-4844 - info@thechalkvfx.com