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motion picture visual effects by CGI computer digital artist matte painter and foam sculptor

From computer generated CGI digital effects to miniature models, matte paintings to blue/green screen compositing, Markus Rothkranz and his fx buddies can create virtually anything the imagination can dream up. It really helps to have someone who knows what they're doing. Most directors don't know much about visual effects, what it takes or what it costs. That's why most fantasy-driven FX movies are so expensive. But this is what Markus had done all his life, so this stuff is all second nature and as a result much less expensive. Nowadays it doesn't really matter what software is used, it boils down to the creativity and resourcefulness of the artists. CGI effects are wonderful, but there is still a place for real miniature models. They sometimes look more real because, well, they ARE real, just small. plus they end up being great conversation pieces. To see Markus in action behind the scenes, click one of these-
Behind the scenes-Pirettes promo
Behind the scenes- Atomic City

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Astro Films homevisual fx artist with computer skills