Greyscalegorilla Podcast: Episode 2: Learn Faster

May 6, 2011 - By 

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Another Episode of Q&A From April 27th where we talk about a bunch of crazy stuff including…

  • Getting better by working around people smarter than you
  • How to learn to trust smart peoples opinion
  • The scale of time and passion
  • Keeping the fun in learning
  • The book I tried talking about is called Do The Work. It’s free for kindle from Amazon right now. It’s a very short read and highly recommended.

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  • i love this new format, not that i don’t like looking at your face.

  • Hendrik Bรคumle May 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Hey Nick,

    Cool Podcast ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ihave a Question, how can I load my 3D Object from Cinema ind a real Video, I have seen you have done a tutorial with a Photo, but can you do this also with a real video?

    Or have you got a link to tutorial or something, please help! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greats Hendrik ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Same technique with video but first you have to 3D track the video. Look for 3D tracking tutorials.

    • hey hendrik !
      before nick gives you some advices > here are some thoughts >>>>
      it s going to be somehow the same workflow with video and photo > YOU “JUST” NEED TO ADD THIS EXTRA BIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE >> ze 3d MOTION TRACKING . plenty of video on the net about that. you can look into those software > BOUJOU. PFTRACK and the most “hype” these days SYNTHESE. it s a big piece of cake of knowledge to learn about. ๐Ÿ˜‰ sometime just letting the software do its magic > and you re done ! … other times >> you ll need the experts/tutorial to guide you through the process of putting by hand the tracking points and all the camera film gate size things ! some good old technical stuff.
      actually it s better to go techy kind of quickly >> you ll get more accurate virtual camera result ! and you ll end up wasting less time redoing tracking! (i went there ๐Ÿ˜‰ !!)

      and if you are shooting with 5d… 7d… and video camera >>> i will strongly recommend this pluggin >> NEAT VIDEO for removing the noise/grain of the video. it can help the tracking process. also look into the “unwarp” digital lens distortion that goes along using 5d and 7d like camera > called >>> rolling shutter .

      some links >>>
      actually pftrack just released a new version of there tracking tool and tutorial are not yet available.. HAHAA!!

      and boujou at

      enjoy !!!

    • HAHAHA !! you actually went fast in the answer nick !!!

    • Hendrik Bรคumle May 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Ohh Hey Guy ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you very much for this fast answer ๐Ÿ˜€
      I hope I understand this, i use google, because im not english, im german ๐Ÿ˜€

      But thank you yann and Nick so much ๐Ÿ™‚

      Keep on rokin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hey Nick!
    Can you please make a tutorial on the problems that may occur with GI + animation especially with shadows , and which one is the best (animation full render or with QMC )and which one is the best also for saving time.


  • You forgot the douche-bag tip Nick. How not to be one, if you are one then loose it and if you are a hidden forum douche then eat cabbage.

    I’ve moved on to spinnn’age-gin’vagina. Perhaps a frogs eye view of my spring nectar but otherwise high five. It’s the whiskey talking, and yeah folks, only the cheap stuff.

    If you meet at committee’s at midnight next to a celtic cross then you may know this scotch. DEET!, just wasting space here Nick, sorry dude.

    Douche-Bag-Out!, A.K.A Hamilton the ware’z Pirate.

  • Hey Nick I really appreciate what you do for us . I’m a student at Quebec city and I learn more to listen to you than my school teacher… So thank again.

  • Excellent bro, I haven’t really been playing with 3D lately though I should try it again, thanks for the lessons ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nice Podcast Nick, very enjoyable.

    On the mobile workstation front, I had a 15′ macbbok pro and then got a 17.

    I LOVE the extra screen real estate for C4D, AFX etc

    I notice this a lot more as the 27″ at work spoils me…

  • Hey, Nick! I caught your “The Creative Gap” talk. Can’t wait to dig into the podcast. I love your style and philosophy so thanks for the swift kick in the butt and inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Man, like i told you on twitter.
    I really enjoy this podcast series and I really hope that you continue with it.

    On my opinion i think ur totally right when you plan to make the podcast focus on talk about things, creativity and other things. Couldn’t agree more with that!
    The thing that you said about making plans and getting a schedule and say like “i’m gonna do this in this time.” it’s great. I actually start to do it and it’s working. Because you know being a 23year old guy is not always easy to be focus and think about being productive with all of the stuff that is going on around you.
    And i felt a bit lost sometimes with it, want to make so much stuff and have so many ideas but same time i gotta party and do the other cool shit that i like. But know i start to take some time every day just to work and make cool shit (or not) but yea.. sit down and scratch and do something. I’m doing this four a couple of days and i’m already looking into an evolution, small but, big step for me in a productive way.

    Also i’m using your podcast when i walk around town or i gotta go somewhere and instead of listening to music i get to listening to it without have to actually look at it. It’s practical if you know what i mean, can just be doing my other shit but keep learning and thinking, and most awesome .. learning how to think!

    But on the other hand i agree that you continue with the live broadcasts if you still manage to have time for all of this that would be awesome. And also the tutorials that are great to learn a few tips and yea, obvious camera and video on those.

    Anyway! Keep rocking!

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