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“CrashTest Dummies (I’m Taking the Bus)” Official Selection Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2016


Spec Commercial Spot in which our subjects decide the life of a crash test dummy is just too grueling and is not not transportation after all.

Director Lyn Caudle

Lyn Caudle took up Photography at an early age leading to many areas of interest as it is a union of science and art, a specific set of particularities to which his mind seems to be tuned into. He mowed just about every yard in his neighborhood to afford his first camera. He began shooting anything and everything that would sit still for a photograph, and some that wouldn’t. This led to an interest in filmmaking which is still fruitful to this day. He is a Visual Effects Supervisor, and has recently begun Directing as well. He has been in the film industry for over 25 years. He spent the first several years working freelance on film and television productions, then he went on to building and running his own company CFX Special Effects. In 2000, Lyn jumped the fence into post production and took his experience from the set to the computer, at Janimation He worked there for almost 12 years. His work also includes but is not limited to: on-set supervision, design and implementation of effects for any given shot or project, and effects animation (i.e. smoke, fire, wind, cloth, hair, explosions, dust and debris). He is now a Director working on “special” projects that are both technically challenging and creatively demanding. He works on commercials, video game trailers and shots for feature films. He is an avid traveler and photographer. Currently he is a Lighting / Compositing Artist, and VFX Supervisor at ReelFX Creative Studios. Lyn started his carrier on the effects crew of live action productions. Some of his most recognizable projects are: “Lonesome Dove” trilogy, “Problem Child”, “Ace Ventura II – When Nature Calls”, “Dallas” television series and the “Walker – Texas Ranger” series. Some notable accomplishments include an Emmy nomination for his first large scale project which was “Lonesome Dove”; he was the only crew member to work on the entire “Lonesome Dove” trilogy.”

Director Statement

I am fascinated with Art and Science, and their symbiotic relationship. We create new technology then use it to produce art and that in turn pushes the science, and the cycle repeats. I love this relationship. I observe and use this to my advantage, when attempting to create an image. I work in many mediums but most notably, photography, computer generated imagery, film and television. When photographing a place, I try and capture a space, and the feeling of what it is to be there. I want to feel what it must be like to have been there at the moment of inspiration for the Architect or Designer. I want to communicate that to the viewer. I use a variety of techniques to accomplish this, such as High Dynamic Range Photography, Panoramic Photography, as well as the more traditional techniques of light, shadow, and composition. In broader terms, photography as art for me means sharing my vision, how I see the world. I want the viewer to see these things through my eyes, because when I put the camera to my eye the “noise” stops, the would slows down, sound get muted and I am in a place that is special and important. I feel I have to share that.

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