VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX completed visual effects for short film Gravity, premiering this week at the HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) in Los Angeles. HSFF showcases top short films (30 minutes or less) from around the world in various genres and technical categories, including 3D, animation, VFX and cinematography. Gravity will screen in the VFX Shorts category, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.
Directed by Chad Jackson and co-produced by Brickyard VFX producer Linda Jackson, Gravity focuses on a poignant late night phone conversation between partners Jill and John. The short includes ethereal views of the earth and outer space as the pair’s conversation progresses. The Jacksons tapped Brickyard VFX to complete several key CG VFX shots as well as color correction, credits and other beauty work. Brickyard’s head of CG David Blumenfeld completed the VFX shots of the earth and outer space using Autodesk Maya, and Brickyard’s Lead Flame artist Chris Sonia completed color correction in Autodesk Lustre.
“Brickyard loves independent film and the expression of creativity that it encourages,” said Steve Michaels, managing partner, Brickyard VFX. “We are all thrilled that Gravity will be honored in the HollyShorts Festival, and are proud to have contributed to such an original project.”