Thursday, November 10, 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.
Posted by JC at 1:12 AM
Thursday, September 1, 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.
Posted by JC at 8:04 AM
Thursday, May 19, 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 ---
Posted by JC at 8:59 PM