Kinder Bueno

This is a nice one. The commercial features usual cleanups, but there are two consumption shots… well turns out this consumption shots were shot with two chocolate bars. Due to legal stuff the company can only show one chocolate bar, so I had to “remove” the second one, reconstructing hair, part of the jaw, clothes (which was being blown by the wind), some background and a little here and there. Challenging but very cool, done in Nuke, while all the other cleanups in Smoke.

I will include a breakdown and a few screenshots as soon as I find some time to write it properly, meanwhile, enjoy the vid.

Just like Nescafé, shot in Lebanon by Clandestino films and directed by the cool Andre Chammas.

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!

Mercedes Benz – M Class – English

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.