Feb 3rd 2017 by Barnstorm_VFX • 19 Questions • 115 Points
We are Barnstorm VFX. We produced the visual effects for "The Man in the High Castle: Season 2". Our work also includes "Silicon Valley", "Key & Peele", "The Good Wife", and many other shows. We'd love to talk about our artistic process and philosophy for visual effects. We are here with our friends and collaborators from Theory Animation, which partnered with us on some of the key CGI sequences from "The Man in the High Castle". The show is nominated for two VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards in the 'Supporting Visual Effects' and 'Created Environment' categories. Ask Us Anything!
We are awaiting the ability to publicly release our VFX shot breakdown reel for "The Man in the High Castle: Season 2". If you are interested in having a sneak peek at the reel right now to see how the vfx were created, please email [email protected] for information on how to watch it and we will respond immediately.
We learned visual effects in a variety of ways. Some of us went to schools where we studied CGI and/or compositing or went to film school. A LOT of what we know was self-taught though and came from working. Lots of trial and error, and lots of looking up tutorials for stuff online.
Thanks, the company was founded by two vfx artists (Lawson Deming & Cory Jamieson) and for the first couple years it was just a couple of us toiling at all hours. We realized that for quality of life sake, we had to make a change, and that became the principle by which we started to work as our company continued to grow. We have a really great team of people and the last thing we want to do is burn them out.