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!

Episode Breakdown

1:38 - 4:10 What is a compositor, and where is compositing used? 
4:15 - 8:27 Who does a compositor work within the project pipeline?
15:15 - 18:32 How is virtual production going to affect the compositing industry?
23:53 Tips for getting into compositing
27:00 - 35:50 Sean’s work on the CG Spectrum's Dune-inspired commercial

About Sean Amlaner

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, Rhythm & Hues, and many others.

During Sean's career, he has worked on over 100 feature and episodic television post-productions as well as many other projects such as music videos and commercials. His credits include Star Trek: Picard, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Black Panther, Frozen, Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War.



Before and after: still from the CG Spectrum commercial.

The final CG Spectrum commercial!

Sean presents the VFX breakdown of CG Spectrum's commercial.

On-set production behind the scenes: How CG Spectrum made their Dune-inspired commercial. 

To find out more about Sean, check out his LinkedIn and IMDb.

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