Notice: Undefined index: binancecoin in /home/blmrs/public_html/wp-content/plugins/metapress/convert/ratios.php on line 63

Notice: Undefined index: avalanche-2 in /home/blmrs/public_html/wp-content/plugins/metapress/convert/ratios.php on line 66

Notice: Undefined index: fantom in /home/blmrs/public_html/wp-content/plugins/metapress/convert/ratios.php on line 69
American Machines - BLMRS

AMERICAN MACHINES

An experiment by Ryan Booth & Olaf Blomerus.

" One day I want to make a coffee table book
like Robert Frank's The Americans
... but with robots."

- Olaf Blomerus

TheMachines_SC07SH01_FINAL

Within minutes of that fateful tweet, Ryan Booth messaged me and asked "How do we make this happen?". Both of us (equally excited) planned out the experiment. A quick crash course on the process at his end (capturing HDRs for example) and he was out on the streets of NY with his XPan and a roll of Tri-X. What would follow would be months of those captures sitting untouched on my hard drive until one day I found a moment to test the pipeline out. I shared that image with Ryan and we both knew right away: we were on to something special.

And that we needed to finish it. 

TheMachines_SC12SH01_FINAL
TheMachines_SC10SH02_FINAL
TheMachines_SC08SH01_FINAL
TheMachines_SC12SH02_FINAL
TheMachines_SC10SH06_FINAL
TheMachines_SC10SH01_FINAL
TheMachines_SC09SH01_FINAL
TheMachines_SC06SH01_FINAL
TheMachines_SC04SH01_FINAL
TheMachines_SC07SH02_FINAL
TheMachines_SC01SH02_FINAL
TheMachines_SC03SH01_FINAL

The Process

As a visual effects artist you often take for granted all the little things that make up the bigger picture. Compositing a rendered image into a photographed plate is never as simple as matching the lighting alone. You're looking at grain (or noise), abberation, softness, bokeh, abberations, flares, fringing, reflections, shadows and more. You find yourself diving deeper into an image than was almost certainly ever intended. Sifting through pixels at 400%. 

Robert Frank's The Americans

cobb-frank
edfac35f-2b00-4c0e-a0b8-1510c6daa7f8
cobb-frank1
schjeldahl-frank2
4e9b84c2-b524-4da0-91d8-40e78e058829
8ce4934b-2c8f-4b81-8e4a-268afa917c5d_570

CREDITS

PHOTOGRAPHER - RYAN BOOTH

VISUAL EFFECTS - OLAF BLOMERUS
3D MODEL - UNITY TECHNOLOGIES 

BLMRS_LOGO_2021

© BLMRS INC 2013 - 2023 - SOMEWHAT ANALOG. SOMEWHAT DIGITAL.™