Jotun vs. the Ordinary

Jotun is a premium paint brand in the UAE. They commissioned a series of commercials called “Jotun vs.” This is one of them which I like and had a few shots to work onto. Mostly all online work performed, cleanups, simple set extension, roto, and colour matching of the guys in the end so they could blend better into the painted background. Given the limitations of the paint job done onto the guys, the result is not perfect and some colours look much better than others. (Like the image used as a thumbnail for the video).

Room 77

Camilla Skovgaard is a very cosmopolitan shoe designer who hails from Denmark with a very particular and edgy style. This shortfilm almost 4 mins. long directed by Ali F. Mostafa (Director of City of life Site OfficialIMDb) and shot in -hot.and.sticky Dubai-. The film was produced to be premiered at Paris and NY Fashion weeks.

Shot in Alexa, edited, graded, comped + all CGI done @ Optix Digital Pictures Dubai during 2012.

I loved working on this project, although it was very hard work. I’ve got all the shots with no green-screen, which should be read as “Dude u need to roto everything”… All the roto was done in Mocha and then the shapes taken to Smoke. Which basically lead to find a bug in the Mocha export module for Autodesk products, which after reported and confirmed (is supposed) to be fixed now.

I will try to post a few before and afters if I ever find the Smoke archive (I know, I always say that…) but I doubt so since it was around 200GB and thankfully off my Stone array now. (This was done with an older storage I had for Smoke which was very small and slow, 400 mb/s, not the nicest.

The asian actress in the bathroom had a terrible acne problem at the time of the shoot, I’ve reconstructed her face almost entirely as seamless as I could, part of it in Smoke and part of it in Mocha.

Lot’s of CGI, I wish I had the chance to comp the moth but this time. Also I wish smoke had a projector like Flame, but again, not for you, not today!