Tuesday, October 18, 2016

HIFI3D looking for character animators !

HiFi 3D is looking for freelance character animators for Oct 24-Nov 11th. Send reels/rates/availability to jon@hifi3d.com

 HiFi 3D is a Visual effects/Animation company located in Brooklyn, NY. We provide high-end production services, concept, vfx supervision, directing and everything inbetween. Our clients benefit from our obsessive eye for detail, our personal approach and the incredibly talented artists we have assembled.


2011 - 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, Boardwalk Empire

2011 Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial, Boardwalk Empire

HiFi 3D uses 100% renewable electricity, with 35% wind-generated electricity and 65% small hydro power through ConEd Green Energy.  

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tuesday October 18th, Maya users group meeting, Featuring Lee Fraser and Lucien Harriot

            Hey Guys, put together a last minute meeting for the users group.. I'm super excited to see some of Mechanism Digital's latest VR projects , and Lee is in town to show some of the latest in Mash and Xgen in maya. 

Lee Fraser , Technical Specialist of Autodesk. Will be presenting a motion graphics in Maya and updates to Xgen for hair , fur, and foliage

Lucien Harriot  of Mechanism Digital will be talking about his latest VR projects using Maya.


Lucien Harriot
VFX supervisor & EP, Mechanism Digital. 
Lucien started in 1988 as an A/V technician designing and building computer animation studios around NYC and installing NY's first Pixar Image Computer. His animation hobby shifted into a business after purchasing his first SGI as and Mechanism Digital was born which now employs up to 25 artists and support staff. Over the past 20 years, Lucien and Mechanism have produced thousands of 3D animations and visual effects for films, TV, spots, and medical explainers.  The creative studio prides itself in taking the mystery out of the visual effects process, working closely with clients through the technical & creative phases, from storyboard to finishing.  A fast thinker and problem solver, Lucien is as comfortable leading production in the studio with a team of computer artists as he is supervising on the set of feature films. The studio continues to push the envelope with innovative media developing touch screen, augmented and virtual reality experiences.

  Please be sure to RSVP to :  nycmayausersgroup@gmail.com

New York Autodesk Office
Tuesday , October 18th  
6:30 PM - 9:00 pm
38W 21st Street, 9th Floor

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Roof Studio: High and Low

Brooklyn based  Roof Studio's directors cut of their music video "High and Low" for Australian electronic music duo Empire of the sun.

High and Low - Empire of the Sun - Director's Cut from Roof Studio on Vimeo.

VR interview with Mechanism Digital

        Mechanism Digital has been doing great work in the NYC are for quite some time, and now they are getting into the VR game.   Daryl Obert from Autodesk came down to do a quick chat with Mechanism's Executive Producer, Lucien Harriot  to learn more about the VR projects they are working on . 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYC Shotgun Group Meeting October 13th

Hey that's right,  a shotgun user group Meeting !

We have a great line up of industry experts joining us in a casual environment to talk about how they use Shotgun in their studios.

We hope to create a setting to share knowledge and experience.

Please feel free to share this invite with team members that might be interested.
I do ask that you register below if you can join us, as I will use this for catering purposes.
Food and drinks will be provided.

Date: Thursday October 13th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Autodesk Office – 38 West 21st Street, 9th floor, New York 10010


and if you are interested in the trial version of RV you can find that here: