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Creating the CGS Commercial with Compositing Supervisor Sean Amlaner

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07/27/2022

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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.

 

Commercial-comp-beforeandafter

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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Meet the hosts

Meet Maxine Schnepf and Justin Mohlman, hosts of the CG Spectrum Podcast!

MAXINE SCHNEPF: From Producing to HR, Maxine's worked on 40+ blockbuster films at studios like Mr X, Deluxe Animation and Technicolor VFX. Now as CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager, Maxine helps students get industry-ready. Her credits include: Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Star Trek Beyond and three Star Wars films.

JUSTIN MOHLMAN: Justin is a CG Spectrum mentor, Game Development Producer and Author at Epic Games, and active Creative Director for The Rookies. Over the past 2 decades, Justin has helped bring dozens of games to life while at studios like Disney Interactive, Robomondo, Midway Games, and Phosphor Studios. Credits include franchises like Tony Hawk, Kingdom Hearts and Mortal Kombat.

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