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Fractal Visuals releases a video in support of hurricane relief.

Fractal Visuals releases a video in support of hurricane relief.

Hurricane Harvey has devastated lives and displaced entire families in Houston, Texas. To help those who have lost everything, Fractal Visuals, an Austin Video Production Company has created a video message to bring awareness to the relief efforts.     Fractal Visuals has a lot of friends, family members and crew members that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and soon Hurricane...

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6 Steps to Mastering the Organization of Your Equipment

6 Steps to Mastering the Organization of Your Equipment

Equipment organization will make you better, faster, and more creative. As your sets get bigger, your shots become more complicated and you acquire more equipment, paying attention to details like keeping everything organized, clean, and in dedicated places can result in huge time savings and, most importantly, keep all of that beautiful and expensive camera gear safe. In this post, I'll walk you through...

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Become a Workflow Master: Part 2

Become a Workflow Master: Part 2

Become a Workflow Master: Part 2 The key to mastering workflow for any project is organization.   In the first part of this series, we laid the groundwork for mastering workflow with the key theme being organization. Although we can perhaps all agree that workflow is not the sexiest part of the job, it’s also pretty common knowledge that having an organized post-production process has many...

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Become a Workflow Master: Part 1

Become a Workflow Master: Part 1

Become a Workflow Master: Part 1 Mastering post-production workflow can be a lifesaver for any project.   Becoming a post-production workflow master may not sound super exciting, but the time, energy, and frustration that you can save by mastering your own workflow will lead a more successful, less stressful, and more efficient post-production experience.   When I launched...

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Building a Drug Lab on the Cheap For Your Movie

Building a Drug Lab on the Cheap For Your Movie

Building a Drug Lab on the Cheap For Your Movie Need a seedy drug lab in your next movie? Build it yourself.   Looking back at when I first started filmmaking, I see that one of the most beneficial qualities I had was to never let myself get deterred by thoughts like “I can’t afford that” or “There is no way I’ll be able to do that with the tools I have access to.”   As...

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The Epic Cliff Jump from ‘300’

The Epic Cliff Jump from ‘300’

The Epic Cliff Jump from '300' A step-by-step guide to creating and shooting your own rocky cliff suitable for stunts.   Few shots are more iconic than the epic cliff jump shot in Zack Snyder’s 300 when Leonidas is traveling to meet with the Ephors. The seemingly unreachable ledge that may just be within grasp—given the proper motivation—stuck with me. 10 years later, I was lucky enough...

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Fractal Visuals Produces Viral Music Video

Fractal Visuals Produces Viral Music Video

Fractal Visuals Produces Viral Music Video On, December 27th, John Byron Hanby, IV founder of Fractal Visuals turned 21 years old, but it also marks an even more significant milestone for his career. Fractal Visuals also released an unofficial music video for Silversun Pickups song "Ragamuffin". While it is not an "official video" for the song Hanby said, "I am hoping this video will showcase...

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How We Painted Our Movie with Ultraviolet Color

How We Painted Our Movie with Ultraviolet Color

How We Painted Our Movie with Ultraviolet Color Ever wondered how to paint a location (or your actors) with UV lights? Or how to light with 1,000 watts?   {Editor's Note: No Film School asked John Byron Hanby, IV to walk us through the technical process of "painting" his music video with UV fluorescents.} Last year, I decided to paint a real-life forest with UV fluorescent paints for a music...

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Top Film Graduate UT Austin

Top Film Graduate UT Austin

Top University of Texas Spring 2017 Grads Moody College celebrates the Spring Class of 2017   John Byron Hanby B.S., Radio-Television-Film     John Byron Hanby IV made his first documentary at the age of 8 and started his own video production company, Fractal Visuals, in 2012. His company has now produced hundreds of commercials and music videos for bands and businesses...

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Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin Senior Radio-Television-Film student creates popular music video for Silversun Pickups   On Dec. 27, 2016, Department of Radio-Television-Film senior John Byron Hanby’s production company Fractal Visuals published an unofficial music video for Silversun Pickups using their song, “Ragamuffin.” Hanby published the original video on his 21st birthday, marking another milestone...

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