A new addition to the Richards family

Since I started this website 11 years ago I have never posted anything personal about myself or my family. But now seems like an appropriate time.

On August 8, my wife Teresa and I welcomed out daughter Eliza Anne Richards into our family.

She enjoys a cold bottle and long walks on the beach. She hasn’t decided yet if she likes baths or not. She likes reading and thinks it is a tremendous joke if I pretend to fall asleep. Since her birth I have twice farted and been able to shift the blame to her without suspicion; very useful.

As you may guess, having a newborn has kept us quite busy. I haven’t have time to post any new films in the last couple months, but now that life is starting to reach a new equilibrium and things have calmed down a little, I should have more time for personal projects.

Stay tuned because I have some very exciting new cinematography to post soon! Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for your support!

And we’re back! As of today this site is back up and running. You should see a lot more content posted soon.

I’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to all the people who have sent kind words my way over the last couple months. It’s been very humbling and exciting at the same time to hear from so many people who use this site for reference, inspiration and research. I wish you all the best and hope you find useful images on this website for years to come.

I’d also like to send out a special thank you to everyone who sent donations. I know money is tight for a lot of you but every single dollar helped and this site literally would not be here anymore if it weren’t for your help. I couldn’t have done it without you.

I’ve got some great stuff planned and some beautiful movies to post soon so stay tuned!!

Thanks!!
Evan

20% Of the Way to the Fundraising Goal!!!!

I’m 20% of the way to my goal! A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far and another huge thanks to all of you who have sent encouraging messages and kind words. It is all very much appreciated.
Please help spread the word about this site. If you know an artist, a cinematographer, director etc. that would find a site like this useful please pass the link along to them. That’s one of the best things you can do to help keep this site on it’s feet.

Thanks!
Evan

A Message To All My Visitors

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“American Cinematographer” nominates the top 50 best shot films of the last decade

http://www.theasc.com/News_304.php

Amélie was awarded the #1 spot as the best cinematography of the past decade. I know aesthetics is very much a matter of personal taste, but I couldn’t agree more. For my money Amélie is the most beautifuly shot film I’ve seen to date. Here’s the complete list. I’ve linked the films I have covered in past blog posts. All the older films that only have SD shots I will be replacing at some point with HD shots. Enjoy!

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Portfolio page updated

I have added four videos to my portfolio page. Two Progressive Insurance spots, a Klondike spot and a Nook spot. I did visual effects work on all of them. Take a look.

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End of the year update: 2011

Hey everyone,

I apologize that I haven’t posted anything in a while. Things have been very busy for me lately but in a good way. I don’t want you to think that I’ve given up on adding new content to my site here so I want to give you all a quick update on where I am and what I’m doing these days.

At the beginning of September I started working for visual effects company called Brickyard VFX located in Boston. They are a company that works on visual effects for television, film and internet. I was brought on board to work at General-Gau the newly launched 3D and character animation division of their company. General-Gau specializes in character animation but also provides 3D work for a wide variety of different projects. General-Gau is helmed by Anders JL Beer who was the animation supervisor on “Paul”. He also worked on such films as “Hellboy II”, “Reign of Fire”, “Lake Placid” and many others.

It is interesting that I have gotten into 3D work since I always put the most time into compositing. Since I have started working in 3D though I am finding that I just love the work and want to take my 3D work as far as I can. I’m working primarily in Maya with a little zbrush thrown in. We are rendering the majority of our work in Vray. I am personally less interested in the animation aspects of 3D and more interested in the live action integration and visual effects aspects of the work. I am also still shooting a fair amount. I am shooting several weekends a month on different projects and will hopefully be starting a couple projects of my own in the near future.

Since I started working for Brickyard and General-Gau in September I have worked on spots for Progressive Insurance, Klondike and Ocean Spray as well as a National Geographic project on Fenway Park. I’ll be posting more work in my gallery once they are broadcast so stay tuned!!

Evan

The mobile blog is now live!

There are a lot of great new features and posts coming soon. I implemented the first of these new features today.

This blog is now optimized for mobile devices. If you have an: Android, bada, blackberry 9800, blackberry9500, blackberry9520, blackberry9530, blackberry9550, dream, iPhone, iPod, incognito, s8000 or webmate this blog will now be much easier to view.

Enjoy!!

Predictions for 2011 Oscar Nominees for Best Cinematography

The 2011 Academy Award nominees will be announced soon enough. Before they are announced I’m going to make my predictions.

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New Domain…

So I’m adding this domain name to my blog because it is easier to customize and doesn’t have all those blogger logos on it. I will be adding a lot more content soon so stay tuned!!!

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