Thursday, November 10, 2011

DirecTV: Frozen in Place. Moving Picture Company. October 2011.

This was the third Directv frozen moment commercial I have worked on in the last year. This one, like "Hot House" was also directed by Noam Murro, with VFX done at MPC. We built quite a few different snow rigs, made fog on the ground, and added some life to the flames to make this guys house, look and feel very cold.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mercedes: Unchained. Moving Picture Company. August 2011.

This project kept me busy over the summer. I was very impressed with how well it was shot, and with plates that looked that good to start with, it opened up a lot of possibilities. Some chains needed to be added in shots that couldn't be shot practically with them.

My task was to make those chains and after exploring several options, used hair simulation to base the rigs on.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Directv: Hothouse. Moving Picture Company. April 2011.

In mid-February I came back to MPC for another Directv commercial. When I got there, I saw they were finishing the edit of what must have been a very fun shoot. I was given the task of creating a lot of cg fire for multiple shots. The challenge was matching the cg fire to the practical elements, and also make it look interesting during the freeze frames.

The key elements that I made were ones around the freeze frames and shots with big 3d camera moves. The fire was made with Maya Fluids and then comped with nuke and flame.

--- To see how this was made, watch the "Making of" video here ---

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lego: The Brick Thief. A52. December 2010.

I worked on this longer piece at A52 in December. My main responsibility was animation.