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rrische
02-24-2005, 01:39 PM
Hi All,
Some of you have asked me if I'm going to do a website.
I'll get around to it eventually. Been too busy lately.
But I've put together a demo reel of some of my work.
If you want to atke a look, go to-

http://www.d-a-a.com/
Click on "our clients"
Click on "Rick Rische"

Thanks

bcottman
02-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Great reel Rick!
I love the song too. Not what you usually hear on a reel.
The work on day after tommorow was very interesting. Particularly the freezing shots. I'd be interested to hear how those were done.
look forward to seeing a website.

Brenton

B. Kachel
02-24-2005, 05:20 PM
That was awsome Rick! Easily one of the best reels I have ever seen.

Great Work Man
-Brandon Kachel

AJ
02-25-2005, 07:07 AM
Beautiful work Rick. Really nicely presented.

Incidentally, if you want to make it easier for people to view you reel, you can give them the direct link: http://www.bengrossmann.com/daa/RickRischeReel.mov

Aedilhum
02-25-2005, 09:07 AM
Very sweet Rick! You have an awesome body of work.
Thanks for showing us.

Rasoul
02-25-2005, 09:57 AM
Good work, Good song, Interesting to watch.

Eisner
02-25-2005, 11:08 AM
Wow! Nice reel. I love the Day After Tomorrow mattes, it's one film that's always on rotation at my house. How old were you when you started out professionally?

rrische
02-25-2005, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the comments everybody!

And thanks for the direct link too, AJ!

How old was I when I started out? Um.......I was 10.

P.Nagle
02-25-2005, 07:15 PM
Wow Rick amazing work, that reel was one of the best i have ever seen.

You were 10 when you started doing professional work? or do you mean like when you started painting and drawing?

rrische
02-25-2005, 07:26 PM
No. I mean "I was 10", cuz if i told you i was 24 or 25,
you'd go "Man, he's OLD".

smooth
02-25-2005, 09:33 PM
lol.
Nice work Rick!
Interesting tune for a matte painting demo.


+smooth+

rrische
02-25-2005, 10:52 PM
Thanks:-)

I REALLY like to have fun at work, and I don't take
it seriously at ALL. So i picked a song that reflects that.

I've had to sit through a lot of demo reels, and I see a lot
of people choosing really dark, somber, "Matrix"-esque techno
serious background music. I just wanted to be different.
At first I was gonna use "Holiday Road" from "National Lampoon's
Vacation", but I decided on K.C. and the Sunshine Band instead.

B. Kachel
02-25-2005, 11:23 PM
That was an intersesting choice, very humorous. In the past I have thought about using The Final Countdown by Europe for my reel.

Again the reel is great!

-Brandon Kachel

Eisner
02-26-2005, 08:06 AM
No. I mean "I was 10", cuz if i told you i was 24 or 25,
you'd go "Man, he's OLD".


Hey Rick there's no shame in age, I'm 33 and trying to head into this business think how I feel :? BTW Holiday road, shouldv'e been the one. What a classic, my wife and I play it often in the car!

bcottman
02-26-2005, 12:43 PM
I dont know. Holiday road is pretty sweet but this song has been in my head for two days now. I thought it was the fine young cannibals.

cameo
06-30-2005, 05:48 AM
Finally got round to watching your reel Rick. Stunning stuff, as I expected really. What I didnt expect was to hear KC & the sunshine band - great stuff! I was bobbing around at my workstation while watching..haha. You must have the enviable position of having stacks of stuff to chose from to fill those couple of minutes. Very inspirational anyway, thanks for sharing.

DMPjedi
06-30-2005, 01:03 PM
Just saw this as well. Those were a lot of my favorite shots from Day After Tomorrow...I was just watching it last night; the director's commentary. I noticed your opening shot in your reel was deemed one of the director's favorites ;) Great work!

tide78
07-05-2005, 04:42 PM
nice stuff man, keep it comin.

jsbaxter
07-05-2005, 11:39 PM
Rick...I was unable to view your reel. Which shots did you work on on DAT? I also worked on it. I book-end the movie. I did some work on the opening shot..but the planet in the final shot before credits roll was a matte painting I did. I also did some shots thru out. I was at Hydraulx and I was their matte painter there on that project.

chat with ya later.
Jamie

rrische
07-05-2005, 11:55 PM
Hey Jamie,
Thanks for letting me know the link to my reel is down.
I'll have to look into that.
On DAT, I was the matte painting supervisor at The Orphanage.
We did all of the shots in the following sequences-
1) Scotland RAF chopper crash and supercell reveal.
2) Manhattan survivors leaving the NY public library because
the flood water freezes solid and can be walked on.
3) Superfreeze hits New Jersey (Quaid) and NY (Gyllenhaal and
friends) exteriors only.

Also a sprinkling of other shots here and there. 85-90% of the shots we did
involved extensive matte paintings.

I'll let you know when my reel is back up. BUMMER.

jsbaxter
07-06-2005, 12:04 AM
Yea the NY Big freez sequence..I remember that. Roland and Karen were at the studio almost every day. Hydraulx did the interior shots as the actors were running down the hallway with the pending feeze chaseing them. Speeking of Karen, I assume you know Jerry, her husband. He was up at the Orphanage with you guys durring DAT. I'm working with him now at Captive Audience in Burbank.

rrische
07-06-2005, 12:07 AM
Of course I remember Jerry! Tell him "The Bishop" says hi!
And to give Karen my best!

roguenroll
07-06-2005, 01:10 AM
is the bandwidth out, couldnt get it!!

rrische
07-06-2005, 05:26 PM
It's back up.

roguenroll
07-06-2005, 11:32 PM
Awesome, got it.

Great mattes. :)

rrische
08-17-2005, 04:31 AM
UPDATE!
I'm thinking of changing to "Baby Got Back".

Gotta love Sir Mix-A-Lot.

rrische
08-17-2005, 05:38 AM
The work on day after tommorow was very interesting. Particularly the freezing shots. I'd be interested to hear how those were done.
look forward to seeing a website.

Brenton

Hey Brenton,
I know you asked about this several months back, but here's a reel
that shows our stuff from "Day After Tomorrow" in progress. You get
to see breakdowns of the big freeze shots and what all the separate
elements looked like on their own, including the matte painting projections
and freeze elements. Lot of stuff here is in no way finished, and some of
it looks pretty suck-licious at this stage, but the final result came out
pretty well, so don't hold it against us :shock: :wink:

http://bengrossmann.com/daa/bengrossman ... morrow.mov (http://bengrossmann.com/daa/bengrossmann/DayAfterTomorrow.mov)

smooth
08-17-2005, 08:24 AM
really cool. no pun intended.
ice-ice baby..lol. goes with the theme indeed.
man I was trying yesterday to use cloth in maya to create a flag...so complicated. Also touching upon particles. Complex let me tell you.

+smooth+

tobiasth
08-17-2005, 09:01 AM
this movie is great! i like the way the steps are shown, very good effects and visuals!

bcottman
08-17-2005, 12:02 PM
Thanks Rick,

Thats great, lots of info in there. I will have to go through it again a frame at a time.

Brenton

oh and stick with the sunshine band. I love that song.

onewaymotorway
08-29-2005, 12:52 AM
Hydraulx stuff is damn good....I was an intern actually for greg and colin back in the day when they were still pixel envy....I haven't talked to them in a few years but i hope to get back in contact when I move out there eventually

jsbaxter
08-29-2005, 07:44 AM
I'm working there right now for a few days. Actually I'm working for Edson and his Lola Company. Hydraulx / Lola..same diff. I'll be back up at Captive Audience for their next project which will last till July I hope.

rrische
08-30-2005, 05:39 AM
Hydraulx stuff is damn good....I was an intern actually for greg and colin back in the day when they were still pixel envy....I haven't talked to them in a few years but i hope to get back in contact when I move out there eventually

Maybe I'm a bit confused by your post, so to clarify-

I like Hydraulx's work a great deal also. However the
work I showed is by the Orphanage. Just in case it wasn't
clear. 8)

onewaymotorway
08-30-2005, 11:22 AM
no worries....just my bad writing :D

do you know Tim Dobbert? I have his book on matchmoving its awesome!

richardbluff
09-10-2005, 01:32 PM
Fantastic Rick... simply one of the best.

rrische
09-10-2005, 07:42 PM
Bluff!

SOE digital
09-10-2005, 08:19 PM
Brilliant reel.
My favourite is still the classic T2 nuke shot :)
Sooo real, especially for its time.

Roop
09-21-2005, 10:49 PM
Richard,
You've done some really great work in your "short" career so far. :D Keep it up. I have to tell you that I watched your reel over and over. K.C. and the Sunshine Band was a great choice, Very creative. One of the best reels I've seen.

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm currently a senior at Ringling School of Art & Design in Florida. I'd really like to get into matte painting after I get out of school. I'm thinking of doing a series matte paintings for my senior thesis and getting them to look as good as possible. I really want them to be great. I'm not sure if I should do some traditionally and some digital, or if I should just do them all digital. Any suggestions of any kind would help. Thanks

rrische
09-22-2005, 12:49 AM
Hi Roop,
Thanks for the comments. I know, I know....I'm old. Sooooo old....
:D

As far as making a matte painting demo....unless you are also
into compositing and/ or 3D and have motion in your work, just
concentrate on a stills portfolio. As much as you can, keep all
your work digital. Having been on both sides of the interview desk,
digital is better. Although I've been in situations where we've looked
at (and hired) people with only traditional photorealistic art...digital
is better. Prospective employers really want to see that you know
your tools, and that getting you into production will be a fairly quick
process.
As far as subject matter, try to have as much variety as you can.
I know some people who are really into, say, futuristic cityscapes.
They do them really well, but it's all they do. Variety is good.

My $0.02

Roop
09-22-2005, 11:21 PM
Thanks Rick,

Those are some great tips. I really appreciate it. I'm planning on having some motion and some 3D in them. Hopefully that will all work out well. Right now I'm just trying to work on my composition skills. I think that's really important. I posted one that I'm working on. I'd love your feed back.

---Don't say your old....say your well marinated or marinated to perfection or wise or something like that :D You seem to be a young at heart kind of guy.

Anyway, thanks for the tips.

rrische
09-23-2005, 04:27 PM
---Don't say your old....say your well marinated or marinated to perfection or wise or something like that :D

Oh, I'm marinating alright. In fact, I'm pretty "marinated" right now... :oops: :D