Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Ticked Off is wrapped! (Mostly...)

83,760 frames composited. 
621GB of hard drive space.
16 months.
3 destroyed laptops.
3 equally destroyed brains.
1 degree film. 

Come see it at the degree show! 18th-27th of May. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Future shot

Just realised we've yet to show off the future environment, but then we decided to pretty much keep it that way. However, here's a little sneaky peak. I wonder what he's so worried by? ...

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Poster Design


Apologies for the lack of updates, but the past month has been pretty hectic what with only 6 days until deadline. In the grand scheme of things, production is going pretty well. Just wrapping up some final rendering and compositing before doing the master edit and colour grade.

Thought I'd post our finalised poster idea, inspired by the recent boom in minimalist poster design.

The colours are a bit off, thanks to the horrendously calibrated mac monitors... but the design is there. Hopefully everybody will get the symbolic representation of the cogs.

Feedback is welcome!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

A mid-shot... shock horror!

Figured I'd show you guys a shot that isn't a ridiculous close-up/lens flare and explosions... so here's a couple! We'll probably use one of these as one of the 4 still frames we need to submit for assessment.

The time machine effect looks pretty cool when it's all moving, but we'll probably keep it on the DL for the time being.

Some of the colour grading might be slightly off between these 2... still tweaking that, things like the sunlight etc. I reckon I prefer the 2nd one with the golden tint, any feedback on that actually?

Anyway, enjoy!


Friday, 23 March 2012

More explosions, huzzah!

Finished the other main disintegration shot today, this one was a lot more challenging because I had a camera move to deal with... but it was good fun. Plenty of flares and blur to keep me entertained. The camera dolly gives you a much nicer view of the colour bleed effect which you don't really get from the pillars shot, which is nice.

I'm becoming increasingly concerned at the After Effects render time on my deteriorating laptop, I estimate it'll take around 2 days to render the final film. Poor little guy. So again, some stills will need to do for now. Sadly you don't really get the direction of all the shards form the stills, so it's a bit messy... but in the video it makes a bit more sense.

Here's the flowchart for this comp, which'll help explain how much is going on. Each node represents a layer, all of which have various active effects. I count 190 layers.

In other news, we're slowly losing our minds.


Friday, 16 March 2012

Eye candy!

Greetings, we're far too busy to update the blog properly these days... so here's some pretty stills to keep you interested. We're keeping most of the finished renders under wraps until the degree show.

We've started with a lot of the close up shots, now moving onto animating the wide shots.