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How to charge for your work as an artist (or a new studio)

Creatives and artists often struggle to figure out how much to charge for their work as it's a seemingly subjective task. But what if i…
CreativeProducingProduction

How to Avoid Breaking the Partnership Approach

We shared our partnership approach and how to define the needs and wants of a project but how do we avoid breaking the partnership approach…
3DColorProductionVisual Effects

Lighting CGI without HDRIs for VFX

Lighting CGI without HDRIs for VFX is possible to a certain extent. But why do this? Well, sometimes, you might not have the luxury of…
3DColorProductionVisual Effects

Why work in ACES?

Why work in ACES? The short answer is, why not? And the idiot's answer is beautifully written in "An Idiot’s Guide to ACES" by toadstorm…
ProducingProduction

Needs and Wants in 3D Animation and VFX

The needs and wants in a 3D animation, VFX or motion design project are two important things that you need to understand for better project…
3DColorProductionVisual Effects

ACES workflow for VFX production (ACEScg)

In light of why we advocate for not doing VFX work on graded footage, here's how we convert camera footage for an ACES workflow for…
3DProducingProduction

Our Partnership Approach in 3D Animation And VFX

Understand more about our partnership approach, why we feel it is important and how it can help you too!
3DColorProductionVisual Effects

Don’t do VFX work on graded footage.

Learn why it's always worth working on the RAW Log footage instead of the graded footage in a professional VFX environment.
Studio Life

Starting a studio: Defining a vision with three pillars

In the spirit of our mini series on starting a studio, let's talk about how to get around defining a vision. Studio visions generally are…
Studio Life

Starting a studio: Making tough studio decisions easy

When starting and running your own studio, tough studio decisions are well, tough. lol. But they can be easier! Having a vision for the studio…
Studio Life

Starting a studio: Studio vision before action

There are a multitude of things to do before embarking on something like starting your own studio.The most important of all IMO is to find…
Studio Life

Starting a studio: That time we gave birth to a studio.

Welcome to the first inappropriately appropriate post. Here we briefly share our journey of starting a studio — Masonry Studios! This post in particular is…