Friday, 10 August 2012

Something new...

Hello interweb goers. After taking a couple of weeks off enjoying the sun (what little there's been) and some bowls it's time to get back to work (and blogger).

As I don't have a job yet I've decided to take a step away from just doing animation, and try to do more of a whole VFX shot to improve my skills in other areas. The idea of the shot is to integrate a CG creature into a live action plate, and in the process I can learn tracking and improve my lighting and comp skills. Then hopefully I'll have something good for my showreel that demonstrates my skills for VFX.

So here's what I have so far, a tracked plate with a quick slap comp of the creature.

And here is an image of a better comp I'm working on with no crushed blacks.

The next step is to animate the beast, I plan to have him come over the roof and down onto the paving all gorilla like (so I'll film myself for reference, ha!). I'm really looking forward to the animation and I'm excited to see how this turns out. I might even throw in some dust and effects if I have the time.

As this is mostly new to me I'd love feedback and crits on this as I go along, so feel free to give me a shout if you see something you do or don't like.