Skin and bones

Sci-fi London 48-hour film challenge 2015: Skin and Bones

Its that no sleep time of year again…

Here is the short we made for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge 2015. We made the shortlist. Which means we get to go to the award screening on the 3rd of June. We’ll have to wait til then to find out who wins. I’ve done a little post on the final shot here.

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Watermarks and copyright

Morel vs AFP copyright verdict.

Just read an interesting article on copyright of photos

Essentially the key point is that although images uploaded to Twitter are freely available for re-distribution by other Twitter users under their terms of service. This does not make the image public domain and freely distributable.  So Getty were break the Law by selling the images to other people outside of Twitter.

Whilst this relates to American Law I’d be interested to see if a similar case can be made in England.

Additionally reading through the comment thread. Alfonso Bresciani makes a good point.

You don’t have to put a watermark But if you do: Section 1202 of the U.S. Copyright Act makes it illegal for someone to remove the watermark from your photo so that it can disguise the infringement when used. The fines start at $2500 and go to $25,000 in addition to attorneys’ fees and any damages for the infringement.

You can read the copyright act yourself here:

Watermark images to make copyright clear.

In this day and age publishing our work online is essential. If someone steals an image then we may have a fight on our hands to prove the image wasn’t public domain. However by watermarking each image the copyright becomes clear and it’s illegal for someone to remove it.


Emma Coats story basics

These are the tweets of Pixar story artist Emma Coats. These words of wisdom have been compiled and republished in various writers’ blogs. I love this stuff … so here they are again.

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Inspirational Sci-fi Miniature Vehicle Designs

Here’s a few inspired Sci-fi Miniature Vehicle Designs from various online companies. In CG it’s easy to get lost in detail while forgetting that its the overall form that counts. It’s a distinct challenge to make interesting forms that can be cast without losing clarity at 28mm or smaller.

you can find more design reference on my pinterest boards.

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