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  • Depth of field and HDRI environment tutorial videos

    Been experimenting with various techniques and thought I’d document them in video form. This first covers how we capture HDRI environment maps as various levels. 

  • 2017 Showreel cut and uploaded!

    We finished putting together our 2017 reel, featuring work for Duracell, Google, GSK, The Guardian and more. But there’s much more work that we can’t show online so feel free to get…

  • A little look at Vlogger project

    Another little passion project that grew out of wanting to try out some new character techniques. Character animation is something I love doing and don’t have enough of it, particularly lip-synced characters…

  • Grading in Premiere Pro

    A few new tutorials for grading in Adobe Premiere Pro. Cine-tone, creating a flat image and adding contrast with a black and white layer. Dual tone, quickly create an easily adjustable dual…

  • More Morphium!

    That’s right Morphium is for sale! Here we experiment with it’s sonic properties! 

  • Interviewed by Movidiam!

    Got a little article on Movidiam website 🙂

  • Sony A7RII Clips

    Got a new camera in hopes of blending some of the best features from the Canon 5D Mark III and the Panasonic Lumix GH4.

  • New article about Formation using Lightwave 3D

    Lightwave 3D covered us in the Christmas newsletter!

  • Merry Christmas Times!

    Just time to whip together a little Christmas render for the season. Built in Lightwave 3D, taking full advantage of the spline controls in Layout. All the lens effects ‘bokeh’ was ray-traced…

  • Animated Global Illumination

    Global illumination is usually reserved for rendering still images due to the approximation methods in which light samples are placed within a scene, causing an annoying flicker when playing back numerous frames.…

  • Berlin Clips

    Back from a quick trip to Berlin and took the opportunity to get a few shots on the Panasonic Lumix GH4. Looking forward to using the upcoming v-log profile for further grading…

  • Visiting – Episode 1

    The first installment of Visiting has just gone up on Vimeo and on Youtube for those with lovely 4K monitors.

  • The Rise of CG Animal Mania

    At Formation we love when a brief comes in to create funny, loveable animal characters. After watching our dancing CG chicks for Asda moonwalk across my screen I had the realisation that…

  • Making The Flu

    It’s flu season and these strains want to be your friend. Okay it’s not really flu season anymore but here’s some of the techniques we used to create ‘The Flu’ animation for…

  • Frizzy forest for John Frieda ‘Forever Smooth’ Ad

    Sometimes you can’t get a camera quite small enough to get the shot. We’ve finished helping Unit9 to produce a full CG shot flying through the frizzy hair in a beautifully shot…

  • Meet The AR Class of 2015

      Image: Jason Lugo On waking up to the announcement by Microsoft of their new ‘Hololense’ headset I can’t help but notice that ‘Augmented Reality’ appears to be brushing off the cobwebs…

  • Javier Clones Himself

    In the Formation studio we’ve recently been setting aside time for R&D into interesting software capabilities. Yesterday Javier took a look at Agisoft PhotoScan which allows users to process a series of digital images to…

  • Realeyes – Breakdown

    We’ve completed the promotion film for Realeyes, giving an overview of features and benefits on offer. As part of the brief the client required a time-freeze effect that we’d previously achieved on…

  • Visiting Short – Production Blog!

    The animation/film project ‘Visiting’ now has it’s very own production blog ‘VisitingShort.com‘ with breakdowns, clips and general news and updates. You can also follow along on the @visitingshort twitter handle if you…

  • A dancing CG chick for ASDA

    Finished a CG chick just in time for Easter! Using Lightwave 3D to build the chick and environment and Nevron Motion’s retargeting tool to transform humanoid motion capture dances to the frame…