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The democratization of VFX is now in full effect. Where once the creation of high-end visual effects took millions of dollars, hundreds of staff, and access to proprietary equipment, it now requires nothing but a laptop, a few free online tutorials, and a lot of imagination. Case in point: Zach Zombek, a one-man effects house whose Vimeo Staff Pick AWAY is a tour de force of visual manipulation.
In the film’s climactic scene, a towering rocket launches into space, comes apart, and then arcs its way back to earth. It’s a stunning moment. Best of all, Zach had no idea what he was doing. “I tell people that 90 percent of what I know about visual effects came from making this movie,” he told us. “When I started, I knew pretty much nothing. I learned as I went.”
Excerpted from the following article: https://blog.filmsupply.com/articles/how-convolv-launched-a-rocket-for-chump-change/2
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