The following words are written by Jon Gourley. Many thanks Jon, Visual Cue Studios & the Weather Channel!
For MSNBC’s “Why Planes Crash” Visual Cue Studios had to recreate many different environments. Mid-Day in Colorado, sunset in Florida and France, and night in New England and Columbia, to name a few.
Tom Bremer, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor of Visual Cue Studios chose Dutch Skies for the high quality, variety and affordability. “I looked into a few options and just kept coming back to the Dutch Skies collections. Why buy a handful of individual HDRs when I can get over 282 different skies for a similar price by purchasing the collections. The sheer amount of quality HDRs Bob has shot and processed over the years really does make him an expert in the field.”
Visual Cue’s VFX/CG Supervisor Jon Gourley and crew were tasked with taking the Dutch Skies and implementing them into shots for “Why Planes Crash”. “Dutch Skies were great to work with and the sibl sets made them extremely easy to use. The HDRs are taken at an excellent location so there is minimal breakup and clutter along the horizon. This made it easy for us to replace the ground with any type of environment needed.”
“We were fortunate enough to work with the new DS360XL sky. The size, quality and exposure range of this image made it a great choice for us to do color corrections and create a beautiful day to night sky conversion.”
“With such an excellent and large selection to choose from, no matter where we were in the world it was Dutch Skies overhead.”
Tom Bremer is a prime time Emmy award winning artist for his contributions to outstanding visual effects on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. After working at multiple top end companies in the visual effects industry for over a decade, Tom decided to start his own company Visual Cue Studios and looks forward to many more successful projects.
Jon Gourley has been working in visual effects for the last 8 years, honing his skills on a variety of different projects ranging from commercials, television, print, games, cinematics, and film.
“Why Planes Crash” airs Monday nights at 9pm EST on The Weather Channel
Alex Rideout, David Wedderburn Maxwell, Jacob Coy, Juan Vergel & Tom Bremer & Jon Gourley
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