Archives for July 2013

Ubik – Luna – Perfect Moment

I worked with the great duo of Ubik on this advert for Middle Eastern evaporated milk brand.  My role was a compositor ( full credits here ) .  The shots were all rendered from Houdini as different passes and as layers of different depths.  Shots were composited in After Effects in linear work space at 32 Bits allowing us to keep all the fine details in tone.  I worked mostly on the last milky shot with the family, but we had some time to develop looks for the final composite and how the tea backgrounds were going to look.  The live action had some cleanup work done to it using Nuke.

Nexus Productions – Fuze Tea

Fuze Tea “This Meets That” was directed by Smith & Foulkes.  The section I was responsible for compositing is from 25 to 35 seconds in the video clip above.  This is the undersea section switching to the space environment with the spaceman hopping across planets.  The majority of the animation was done in Adobe Flash (not done by myself) and exported via a script into many swf files, each representing a single layer from Flash’s timeline.  This gave us plenty of control for coloring each element and adjusting how the blends work on overlapping pieces.  This section was laid out in After Effects 3D enviroment which helped to give plenty of depth to the shot.

David Garrett – Steam London – Keying and Greenscreens

Steam London created this music video for international renown violinist David Garrett.  He performs Coldplays Viva La Vida, playing multiple parts at once.  My part in the creation of the video was a small selection of shots.  David Garrett was filmed in front of a green screen multiple times and was to be composited on to digital backgrounds.  I was producing keys and color grades of this footage and placing him on to the template background sequence.  The backgrounds required re-timing and re-positioning of the basic assets and then it was left to me to choose extra details like dust and smoke to add to the shot as I saw fitting.
My attention to detail in the keying can be seen in the video below.  I was able to keep a lot of hair detail, and details in motion blurred areas ( the violin bow in particular) that in other shots of the video were lacking.  I had two days to complete all the shots delivered to me and in every shot I pushed the keys to the limit to gain the best composite possible.  The video below represents half the work I did, the shots tinted red were not my shots.

The next video is a copy of the enitre music video finished.