Find Sean: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amlaner/
Learn VFX Compositing: https://www.cgspectrum.com/courses/vfx-compositing
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.
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?
20:53 Sean’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 commercial
32:50 The different stages involved in creating the commercial
Watch the CG Spectrum Dune-inspired commercial: https://youtu.be/MCA8lZwh7ks
Go behind the scenes on our commercial shoot: https://youtu.be/M4HeJQ5SV-8
Watch our VFX breakdown: https://youtu.be/R6B1peE0cZ8
Read more about our VFX breakdown: https://www.cgspectrum.com/blog/vfx-breakdown-dune-inspired-commercial
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