2014 Installment baby, first release of the year!
This are my first series of commercials done entirely on Flame, from conform to tape. 2 commercials for Nissan “Around view monitor” and “Easy 3rd Row” with 3 versions each, English, Saudi Arabic & Lebanese Arabic. Which means that the –reusable shots– were minimum and I had to do the same thing trice.
Something unexpected, a few days ago, while reading the news on while hovering the word “Street” this popped up. A funny surprise.
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 Official – IMDb) 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!
If you are here from Vimeo you will have to read this twice, if not, well, carry on. :)
I Abused the new Vimeo+ option this one is Full HD ready.
One of my first projects as a Smoke artist. This one is approximately 1 year old. Worked mostly on cleanups here and there. Heavily graded footage Shot in Alexa. Car shot comped by the in-house Flame artist Tallen Chow.
Sorry no before and after or breakdowns, this project has been archived long ago. If you’ve ever archived anything in an Autodesk product u will understand.