360 VFX Soundstage

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 Mujje

Here’s a 360 shot that I nabbed right before a fun vfx shoot with green screen for a music video. The calm before the storm!

VFX by: Pixelmutt aka Reynier Molenaar

ANT-MAN: Promo Pre-Viz

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 ant-man

360 Pre-Viz made by director Reynier Molenaar to illustrate visual effects and set construction for an IMAX Ant-Man promo.

Director: Reynier Molenaar
VFX/Design: Pixelmutt aka Reynier Molenaar

STRAIN: Film Festivals

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 STRAIN

From award-winning film director Reynier Molenaar (Replay/2007), comes an eerie look at the last days of mankind. STRAIN follows two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who must travel across an eerily abandoned Los Angeles in order to save their lives — and their humanity.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

BALI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – Bali, Indonesia – Screening Dates TBA, 2018

AWARDS:

WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD @ LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville, Texas – 2018
WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST – New York, NY – 2017
NOMINEE: BEST SHORT @ OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST – New York, NY – 2017
NOMINEE: BEST SHORT @ LONG BEACH INDIE FEST – Long Beach, CA – 2016

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

BALI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – Bali, Indonesia – Screening Dates TBA, 2018
LATINO COMICS EXPO: BROWNSVILLE (WINNER: EXPO FILM AWARD) – Brownsville, Texas – February 2nd, 2018
CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Chandler, Arizona – January 15th, 2018
GALACTICURT FILM FESTIVAL – Catalonia, Spain – December 19, 2017, June 8th, 2018
INSHORT FILM FESTIVAL – Lagos, Nigeria – December 15th, 2017
CULVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL – Culver City, California – December 8th, 2017
DREAD FEST – Seattle, Washington – October 28th, 2017
FAKE FLESH FILM FESTIVAL – Banff Alberta, Canada – October 27th, 2017
OFFICIAL LATINO SHORTS FEST (WINNER: BEST HORROR FILM) – New York, NY – October 6th, 2017
BIG TERROR FILM FESTIVAL – Parkersburg, West Virginia; Marietta, Ohio – October 1st, 2017, October 2nd, 2017
ASBURY SHORT FILM CONCERT – Fryeburg, Maine – November 11th, 2016
LONG BEACH INDIE FEST (nominated for BEST SHORT) – Long Beach, California – August 31st, 2016
COMICPALOOZA – Houston, Texas – June 17th, 2016

For more extras, check out: http://strainmovie.com

BALLOON ECLIPSE

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 Oz Color

Concept Renders by director Reynier Molenaar for an IMAX feature film involving hot-air balloons in flight during the American Solar Eclipse. Got to work again with my ballooning and production team from Disney / IMAX – Oz Color (Award-Winning Spot). Fun project, looking forward to shooting more with these guys in the near future!!

Directed by: Reynier Molenaar
Designed by: Reynier Molenaar aka Pixelmutt
Producers: Scott Spencer, Keith Sam
Client: IMAX

ANGELS: Test Stills

Friday, July 14th, 2017 ANGELS

I shot these test stills for my short film, ANGELS. Self-portrait, Itzel and Xochitl.

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Directed by: Reynier Molenaar
Cinematography by: Reynier Molenaar

ANGELS: Xochitl Time-Lapse

Friday, July 14th, 2017 ANGELS


I shot this time-lapse portrait of Xochitl for my short film, ANGELS.

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Directed by: Reynier Molenaar
Cinematography by: Reynier Molenaar

CALARTS: Alumni Guest Speaker

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Last night was awesome!! I got to present some of my film work to alumni from my alma mater, CalArts! It was an honor to be a guest speaker and I had a blast meeting so many talented CalArtians!!

Special thanks to Rageshwar Goldberg and Karolyn Heimes for organizing such a wonderful event!

Photos by: John Charter

ZEN AND THE ART OF PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
How to shepherd and grow your artistic vision in a commercial environment

Whether it’s your financiers, actors, crew or other collaborators, it can be a challenge to balance egos, keep everybody happy — and still honor your creative vision. Filmmaker Reynier Molenaar ’00 shares his experience in bringing diverse perspectives together for commercial productions, including original films for Metallica, Jennifer Lopez, IMAX and Disney, among others. Learn how to get a final project you are proud to put your name on — while keeping dollars, talent and buy-in on your side.

STAR WARS: VR Falcon – Lighting Tests

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 Star Wars

Here are some work-in-progress renders of the Millennium Falcon from my 360 project, STAR WARS: VR Falcon. May the 4th be with you!

Director: Reynier Molenaar
VFX/Design: Reynier Molenaar

ANGELS: LAX Time-lapse

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 ANGELS


I shot this time-lapse at LAX the other night for my short film, ANGELS. Stacked Ultra Widescreen!!

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Directed by: Reynier Molenaar
Cinematography by: Reynier Molenaar

Women’s March LA: Photos

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

So proud to be an Angelino today as 750k protestors marched in solidarity with women from around the world!

Here are some photos I snapped while standing with my sisters (and brothers) in Downtown Los Angeles for this historic occasion. So much love, so much respect! Women’s rights are human rights!!

Join me in participating in 100 Days of Action. Let’s keep the momentum going!!

Photos by: Reynier Molenaar (Follow on Instagram)

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