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Hello and Welcome To My Website

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

 

Colourist for Film and Video

If you need a a neutral, accurate and “legal’ colour correction or a strong “Look” to your colour grade to match a genre, theme and mood. I can provide an experienced eye and knowledge of many gradable formats from Arri RAW, Red R3, Black Magic Cinema DNG to Pro Res and AVCHD.

3D Modelling, Texture Painting and Shader Development

If you need a sci-fi vehicle, an architectural render or a fluffy 3D character I can offer a full 3D workflow from modelling to lighting to texture painting and shader development.

Digital Matte Painting, Concept Art and Poster Design

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

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’

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.

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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.

Bullet and Concrete ::: Physics based Simulations in Blender

Voronoi Rigid Body, Dust and Particle Simulations

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Advanced Luma Matte Creation for Sky Replacements

Here is a longer guide covering the some advanced After Effects techniques of not only adding a sky replacement to a piece of video, based on Luminance, but also covers 2D Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping and animation techniques to create realistic parallax movement in a still image of a sky.

Have a go

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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Portfolio

Please find below some examples from my personal and professional portfolio

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