Although concept art usually quite rough so that it can change very easy and very quickly, it still need to show the color tone, the composition, and the design of a scene to make sure this is the vision of filmmaker before go any further. Lock down the design of the scene at this stage could make sure the project stay in budget and deadline.
Story board usually only drawing outline and 3D previz usually without texture, lighting and shown only rough render. But both act as shooting guild provide a blueprint for filmmakers. With this step, we can preview and prepare for what might happen and limit down the potential mistakes.
LightRay works closely with filmmakers to help design the VFX shot. We make sure that the story been told and the vision been seen. We suggest the best approach and solution where VFX could help increase the quality, save budget and time.
With 3D technoligy improving, matte painting could be projected in 3D scene and allow big movement of camera. This way we can keep the realistic look and fast render benefit of matte painting plus camera fly through like a 3D environment. When a scene need to be used several times, build a 3D digital environment will be a good approach.
Animated 3D character or creature, tornado, earthquake, shattering, disaster, water splashing and flowing, those are more obviously visual effects and we have a brilliant team for these.
Compositing is really important step because it's where everything brought together. LightRay's artists have years of experience and very great eyes. Works are more outstanding and realistic with our compositing team.