Creating the CGS Commercial with Compositing Supervisor Sean Amlaner
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Justin catches up with Compositing Supervisor and CG Spectrum Head of Compositing, Sean Amlaner, about what a compositing artist really does, the burgeoning demand for compositors in the industry, and they go behind the scenes of CG Spectrum's newly-released Dune-inspired commercial, which Sean worked on as a Compositor and VFX Supervisor!

Sean has worked as a Compositing Supervisor, Senior Compositor, and Senior Artist Trainer for studios such as Technicolor VFX, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Rhythm & Hues, among others. He has worked on over 100 feature and episodic television post-productions including Star Trek: Picard, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Black Panther, Frozen, Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War.

๐Ÿ”— Episode notes:

00:00 Intro

01:15 What is a compositor and where is compositing used?

04:15 Who does a compositor work within the project pipeline?

08:27 Which software Sean uses for compositing and what it takes to master it

12:41 What other softwares to learn to gain an edge in compositing

15:15 How is virtual production going to affect the compositing industry

18:32 How much compositing work shows up in the final product?ย 

20:53 Seanโ€™s background, switching from engineering to animation to compositing

23:53 Tips for getting into compositing

27:00 The virtual production pipeline used on the CG Spectrum Dune-inspired commercialย 

32:50 The different stages involved in creating the commercialย 

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