(PRWEB) November 10, 1999
PIXEL ENVY SHOCKS KORN FOR DNA
Visual Effects Company Creates High Voltage F/x for Korn's Newest Music Video
November 8th, 1999 from Santa Monica, California - Pixel Envy, Inc., a leading producer of visual effects for film and video just completed work on Korn's newest music video for David Naylor & Associates, Inc. The company created a total of 47 visual effects shots under the direction of Limp Bizkit front man and self - proclaimed media magnate, Fred Durst. This is Pixel Envy's second music video for Korn in 1999 - the first one earned "Best Rock Video" at the MTV Music Video Awards last September. Korn's latest video release, "Falling Away From Me" premiered on MTV last Friday.
Pixel Envy's core workload called for high voltage electrical bursts which emanate from the band members and engulf their performance through an epical crescendo. Supervising technical director and Pixel Envy co - founder Colin Strause opted to produce the shots in 3D using Alias | Wavefront Power Animator v9.0 and then finish with Interactive Effects' Piranha Visual Effects System. Team Pixel Envy worked around the clock to produce all shots on a 48-hour deadline. Strause recalls, "Â I don't normally work straight through two nights but Korn and Limp Bizkit [Fred Durst] are my favorite bands - we had fun the whole time."
Strause first modeled 3D mannequins and then tracked them to live action plates of Korn's performance with help from digital artists Rina Osamura, Curtis Ausburger, Buckley Collum and Danny Speck. During the next stage of production, Strause animated warp lights and 3D glows to translate texture map projections for the "lightning" effect. Finally, Pixel Envy co - founders Greg Strause and Edson Williams, along with senior digital artist Erik Liles composited all the shots and produced additional effects using Piranha.
"Falling Away From Me" is Pixel Envy's second Korn music video and eighth production with DNA this year. Reflecting on the client relationship, Pixel Envy producer Ryan Thompson states "producing quality work under deadline is always satisfying, but this video was special because all the familiar faces were together on one production - no lack of camaraderie on this shoot."
1999 Panavision MVPA "Best Cinematographer" award winner (Crystal Method) Ramsey Nickell shot Korn's latest video for Epic Records / DNA, Inc. DNA hired Douglas Friedman and William Boyd to produce the video. Chip Eddy and Chris Hafner edited "Falling Away From Me" at Brass Knuckles in Venice, California.
Pixel Envy, Inc. (PEI) is a leading producer of visual effects based in Santa Monica, California and is in production on "Galaxy Quest", a Dreamworks feature starring Sigourny Weaver and Tim Allen. Greg & Colin Strause, Edson Williams and visual effects supervisor Mat Beck incorporated PEI in 1997. A fiber - optic (HIPPI) network of over 40 Silicon GraphicsÃ R10K processors running Alias | Wavefront Power AnimatorTM, Interactive Effects Piranha, and Delirium's LucyTM and MavisTM integrate realtime film / HD resolution and asset management technologies into the studio's operations. The founder's corporate philosophy is to support a close group of talented digital artisans with premiere production technologies.
Noted Producer David Naylor founded David Naylor & Associates, Inc. in 1989. His working philosophy of providing a close - knit, supportive environment serves as the cornerstone of the company. As president of DNA, Naylor provides strategic guidance to the company's diverse team. He is directly involved in the process of choosing and developing both new and accomplished directors. DNA's award - winning team includes directors Francis Lawrence, Liz Friedlander, Christopher Erskin, Rocky Schenck, Steve Willis, Guy Guillet, Patrick Hoelck, Kenny Blank, Phillip Dixon and Lili Fini Zanuck.
Interactive Effects (http://www.ifx.com) manufactures the Piranha Visual Effects System for Silicon Graphics workstations, and is the first company to develop realtime film / HD resolution playback systems and 3D paint technologies for digital artists. Pixel Envy has exclusively used Piranha in hundreds of effects shots, including final composites for "Harsh Realm", "Blue Streak", "Titanic", "The X - Files Movie" and "Volcano". Pixar Animation Studios and Tape House Editorial are also among the installed base of Piranha users. The company's other products include the popular Amazon 2D / 3D paint applications. Interactive Effects is a privately held company operating under the directive of becoming a standard in cutting edge graphics technologies. A major new release of Piranha is scheduled for 2000.
Pixel Envy is frequently published in "American Cinematographer", "Cinefex", "Computer Graphics World", "Millimeter", "Film & Video", "Forbes", http://www.vfxPro.com and other publications. The Company recently finished extensive visual effects work on the Korn "Freak on a Leash" video that won "Best Rock Video" at this year's MTV Music Video Awards.
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