We’ve talked about plug-ins and how important they are to creating Outside In. One specific area that is very important is creating the illusion of three dimensions with the still photographs used to create the film. Because I’m not using CGI 3D models of planets, moon, stars, etc. the normal ways of creating 3-D are not available. I have to rely on a whole recipe of techniques that I’ve learnt, developed and refined over the years.
One of important ingredients is re-creating natural visual effects as they occur in nature. Digieffects, based right here in North Carolina, donated their excellent plug-in Buena Depth Cue that’s a great set of tools for dealing with 3-D visual issues in Outside In. We’re happy to have them on-board as a supporter of the film.
Founded in 1996, Digieffects is a developer of visual effects software. Our software functions as “plugins” and work in conjunction with Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Combustion, Boris RED and Grass Valley Edius. We have customers all around the world including many of the best known brands in the media and entertainment industry. We also service a variety of other markets including corporations, government agencies, universities, non-profit institutions, independent freelancers and hobbyists. Digieffects has also licensed software to both Adobe and Roxio, leaders in the digital media software industry.
Digieffects is based in Wilmington, North Carolina, the third largest film production hub in the United States. Affectionately dubbed “Hollywood East”, over 300 movies and TV shows have been filmed here, many at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the largest production studio east of California. Wilmington is also host to the Cucalorus Film Festival, one of the top film festivals in the United States according to Time Magazine, MovieMaker Magazine and The Brooks Institute. In addition to all this, the UNCW Film Studies department is nationally recognized as a leading film program in the United States. For more information about Wilmington you can read why CNN Money ranks Wilmington #14 among midsize metro areas for small business startups.