Thu, Jan 12|
How To Effectively Use VFX to Enhance Your Film with Darion D'Anjou
The advancement of technology has made VFX affordable for low-budget movies but if you don’t know how effectively combine live-action and VFX in your film you can actually devalue your movie, making it look cheesy and flat.
Time & Location
Jan 12, 2023, 5:00 PM
About the Event
Adding VFX to your indie film can add cinematic value to your movie. It can allow you to create locations you can’t afford to rent for filming. You can create characters and creatures that would be impractical or difficult to film. The advancement of technology has made VFX affordable for low-budget movies but if you don’t know how effectively combine live-action and VFX in your film you can actually devalue your movie, making it look cheesy and flat. Darion D’Angou is going to share tips and best practices when working with a VFX artist or if you are planning on doing VFX yourself.
Darion is an award-winning writer, director, and VFX supervisor based in Atlanta, GA. He has done short and feature-length narrative films with a focus on science fiction, action, thriller, and horror. Darion's science fiction short film “Hop” was a finalist at the Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival, and his science fiction short film “Pony” won 7 out of 11 awards at the Constellation Film Festival in Atlanta including Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. "Pony" screened as an official selection of Gentleman Jack's Real to Reel hosted by Omari Hardwick, Bronze Lens Film Festival, Atlanta Sci-fi film festival, was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Berlin Sci-fi film festival, and continues its momentum on the festival circuit. Darion's one-take horror short film "Mommy" has screened in theaters to rave reception, and has generated over 1.7 million views and counting online.
Darion is the founder and operator of the Clubhouse Room One Minute Film School, where he teaches filmmakers how to make cinematic short-form content. He is also a VFX trainer at Digital Domain, where is supervised VFX for The Black Panther movie Wakanda Forever.