Nick Hoefly

Hey! I'm a 3D & Motion Graphics Artist based in NYC. I also build apps. Check out NickHoefly.com to see my work and Ollie Goes to see my latest app.

Interseted in working with me? Contact me through the Wonderbot Studios Contact Form and we'll chat.
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Happy - Pharrell Williams (The No Music Music Video)

Some of these scenes get nice and awkward with no music. Great sound design though.

Aliens, Big Foot (who turns out to be completely bionic) and an earthquake along the entire West Coast that can only be stopped by another, man-made earthquake. These are the plot devices of a single episode of the Six Million Dollar Man. Amazing!

Have you guys heard about this Throwback Thursday thing? Could be a popular trend. #1stTBT #tbt #mustang #1966 #convertible #ford (at Back Achers Airfield)

"Ask History: April Fools"

A little piece I worked on last year with the fine folks at HSCUSA.tv for the History Channel.

Dear John Lasseter,

I think it’s cool you’re making another Incredibles, but do we need another Cars movie? Let’s just let that one drive off into the sunset.

Thanks,
Nick

The new Peanuts movie is going to look really good! I hope the movie is as good as it will look.

Super excited to see this spot on TV! I worked with the talented folks at HSCUSA.tv to build out this set digitally in 3D. It’s amazing how well the fabricators matched our 3D renders! Check out the spot HERE and see what you think. Kudos to the team at HSCUSA.tv for pulling off an amazing shoot!

'GMA' Puts the 'Happy' in Your Morning

The Irish Car Bomb Cupcake is back. #stpats #stpatricks #stpatricksday #guinness #jameson #baileys #homemade

I’m very excited to announce that I am starting an Astoria meetup for creative people with my good friend and fellow Astorian, Emily Miethner. Our first event is a casual meetup set for 7-10pm on Friday, April 18th at The Strand Smokehouse on Broadway. More information can be found on the Meetup Page.

Creative people from any industry are welcome to attend. You do not have to be from Astoria, but we’ll definitely be talking about how much we love working and living in our little corner of Queens. Bring a few bucks for good food/drink and a story or two about your work/interests/hobbies/projects or anything else you are passionate about. Hope to see you there!

Meetup Page: Astoria Indie Creatives

(photo: Astoria Park & the Hell Gate Bridge)

Forced fixed bids and no profit sharing is not a sustainable model for the VFX industry. Either the VFX houses should have a chance at a cut of the film with fixed bids or the big studios should pay rates where they end up shouldering their own overages, not the VFX houses. Cultivating competition is a great thing, but one small, powerful group holding the VFX industry hostage for the lowest bid is not how we do business anywhere else in modern American business. These are the abuses that led other industries, and even most other fields in the film industry, to unionize.

How does a VFX company lose money on a film that is likely to be a hit? Here’s a short explanation on the broken VFX model and how it caused one company to get hit hard while producing the Visual Effects for the upcoming movie, “Noah”. My guess is that those waves were not practical effects on set.

'Noah' VFX Firm Loses a Bundle on Biblical Epic