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Title: Lost Boys - School of VFX - 48 Hour Horror Film Contest
Post by: Mark Benard on October 27, 2011, 04:11:47 PM
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Team Lost Boys - School of Visual Effects - 48 Hour Horror Film Contest

Lost Boys Studios | School of Visual Effects (http://www.lostboys-studios.com/), gathered several of their current class and some of their alumni to help create a 48 Hour Horror Short Film for a Bloodshots Canada (http://2011.bloodshotscanada.com/2011/cerebral-static/) competition.

Our team created "Cerebral Static". A film about the experience of a brain trauma patient during the final moments of his life, horror style.  

As per the rules of the competition, on Friday night at 7PM we were given an envelope with the following criteria to include.

The quote "We don't talk about the accident."
the weapon - a cigarette
the prop - a cassette tape
and the style - Hospital Horror.

(http://www.lostboys-learning.com/images/forumstills/CerebralStaticVOTE.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/31054897)

Only watch the clip if you are not too squeamish about horror... It's a bit freaky! ;)  Thanks to all that supported us with a vote.  We are proud to announce that we took second place against some very strong competition.


We had 48 hours to create a concept based on the style, script, choose roles, locations, shoot the film, visual effects and edit with audio.  No sleep, $600 worth of pizza and red bull, a gallon of fake blood and a ton of fun.  With our usual focus is on shooting VFX related sequences, this was our first attempt at a full production piece.  Large learning curve for everyone and a new respect for film making.  We split the filming across two Canon 5D's and a RED camera.  Working primarily in NUKE; we had green screens to key, virtual sets to build, freaky Siamese twins to stitch together and exposed brains to track over our patient.  Shuttling data between two separate facilities, new camera formats and sharing work between multiple operating systems kept us hopping. Final edit and audio mix came together with just enough time to rush it across town through traffic to deliver with only 5 minutes to spare!

Cerebral Static Backstage Timelapse

Special thanks to Leviathan Studios (http://www.leviathan-studios.com/) for volunteering their studio space and giving us access to their RED camera, jib crane and edit suite, couldn't have done it without them.  Thanks Trevor and Patti!

Congrats and thanks to all members of Team Lost Boys for your hard work, devotion and creative input.


Mark Bénard

Lost Boys Studios | School of Visual Effects (http://www.lostboys-studios.com/) is North America's only dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive eight month program supplying world-class training in photo-realistic 3D for VFX and compositing for film and television.  Our students work with the award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, in a project-based learning environment, covering VFX pre-production and shooting, 3D for VFX and compositing.  Boasting over a 93% placement rate, Lost Boys is the eminent school of visual effects.  For more information please visit our website at www.lostboys-studios.com, http://lostboys-vfx.com/ or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX.

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