The Arcane Welder - Rough Concept for Matte Painting

Hello and Welcome To My Website

Hello and welcome to The Curious Engine, the portfolio site of Jon Holmes.

The primary purpose of this site is to share my skills, knowledge and experience that I have gathered over the last 15 years. My hope is to educate -as well as inform – and to share good and bad practice. I will regularly post updates of projects I may be working on and will endeavour to disseminate any processes and working practices I have developed.

I hope you find it interesting and useful.

Video Training & Education

You will find a growing database of Video Tutorials and Guides contained within this site. They cover varying subjects that fall within the wider banner of Digital Film Making and Design. You can filter the guides based on a particular speciality or you can simply browse. Like many practices, there are various ways to approach any one task. I do not claim to have all the answers; my aim is simply to share what has and does work for me. I hope you find them useful.

Green Screen Footage Courtesy of The Blender Foundation, ‘Tears of Steel’

Web Design & Consultation

I can help you conceptualise, design and manage dynamic websites that reflect the ethos of you company. Using the latest WordPress technologies I can help you engage with your client base and existing social media platforms.

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Post-Production, Animation & VFX

I can offer a wealth of skills, abilities and experience in Post-Production editing, sound and VFX to help you produce the high concept shots you need to boost the production values of your films, videos and creative concepts. I can manage the complete workflow from acquisition, editing, sound design, colour management and VFX creation.

Digital Matte Painting & Concept Art

I can create a range of digital matte paintings, set-extensions and conceptual layouts to best suit the genre, style and theme of your creative ideas, whether it be fiction, non-fiction or corporate in its focus.

Photography, Cinematography & Lighting

I offer a range cinematography/photography services; manipulating light, lenses and camera placement to best reflect the mood, themes and narrative of your creative concepts. Working with DSLRs or RAW Digital Cinema Cameras I can produce the images that you desire.

Education & Training

You will find a growing database of Video Tutorials and Guides contained within this site. They cover varying subjects that fall within the wider banner of Digital Film Making and Design. You can filter the guides based on a particular speciality or you can simply browse. Like many practices, there are various ways to approach any one task. I do not claim to have all the answers; my aim is simply to share what has and does work for me. I hope you find them useful.

Simple Colour Timing in DaVinci Resolve 11 Lite

Here is an ongoing series of tutorials covering colour Timing Techniques in DaVinci Resolve Lite 11. This focuses especially on the workflow when working with BMCC RAW files.

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Simple Single-Pass Chroma Keying in After Effects

Simple Single-Pass Chroma Keying in After Effects

Here is a quick guide covering the core basics of creating a green screen composite, with one keying pass, in After Effects

 

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VFX Concept Design in Photoshop

A 3 Part Video Tutorial Series covering the process of creating a Digital Concept Design for a VFX shot, using Adobe Photoshop

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Hard Surface Texture Painting

A short series of Video Tutorials covering the process of Hard Surface Texture PAinting in Photoshop. Also covers the process of efficient exporting from a free 3D Modelling programme in preparation for Texture Painting.

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High Concept VFX ::: Tutorial Series ::: Blender 2.6

A series of tutorials that show you how to take a piece of tracked footage and combine 3D Models, Textures and Physics Simulations to it to create a high concept VFX shot.

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Davinci ::: Round Trip to Premiere ::: BMCC

Here is a guide to working with Davinci Resolve and Premiere. Fundamentally, it focuses on the process of simply Primary Correcting of RAW BMCC files, then sending these to Adobe Premiere and back again for colour correction.

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Portfolio

Please find below some examples from my personal and professional portfolio

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