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 ---