We consider ourselves a Post-House. . . and we wouldn't be much of a post production operation if we didn't offer editing and color correction. Everyone has that, right. . .
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.
Our compositing is top notch, the best in town. The Chalk has contributed over 1000 shots to indie feature films; most of which are 'invisible'.
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.
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.
One thing you'll find here is a the ability to create custom effects from simulated 3D software. Our 3D modeling packages include Houdini, Modo, and Vue, and each has the ability to simulate FX. Houdini is our go to app for this work; it's a little complicated and there's lots of terminology, but to sum it up we can do just about anything you can imagine or describe. Explosions, Fire, Water, Glass/Stone/Wood Breaking, Cloth, Paper, Blobs, Dust, Clouds, Smoke. . . Contact use for more information and a free consultation. Get the conversation started by emailing The Chalk vfx
This isn't one of the task we excel at like compositing; however, it's worth noting that we are capable of rigging and animating models. Currently our experience in this area is limited; but we're always learning and expanding our skill set.
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