For some time now I haven't volunteered my animation services on spec. that I didn't helm as director myself. This concept, by visionary director Kyle Soehngen, made me go out of my way, as it offered a unique and interesting technological challenge that sparked my imagination.
The technique is called "3D projection mapping", which essentially means projecting video on to a three-dimensional set, rather than a flat screen/wall. But the trick is to plan the video so that what is projected, correspond to the dimensions and surfaces of the set - and in this project, also correspond to the movements and actions of a dancer.
But enough explaining: here's the result - it's important to note, that everything in this was captured on set in the video-camera, and there weren't any additional elements or effects added digitally. Enjoy!
This is our spot for the Doritos "Crash the Superbowl" ad contest, if you like it-
Please give it 5 stars !
Produced by Tal Levitas, David Gidali and Christopher Babers.
Directed by Tal Levitas and David Gidali.
Cinematographer: Armando Ballesteros
Editor: Joe King
Production Designer: Jennifer Sacks
Sound Designer: Evan W. Dunivan
Creature Designer: Jeremiah Lee
VFX: David Gidali
Cast: Webb Hayes, Sergio Hernandez and Alan Pietruszewski.
Character Animation: Guy Zinger, Naor Levi, Shuki Gamliel and Elyakim Drori.
Some concept artwork by our talented Jeremiah Lee:
SQ3 semi-finalist at YouTube's "Your Film Festival"!
Done in early 2011, SQ3 has been chosen as one of 50 semi finalist (out of over 15,000), for the YouTube "Your Film Festival" competition in collaboration with Ridley Scott.
10 finalists out of the 50 films will be selected by the YouTube community to fly to Venice Film Festival. In Venice they will compete for a $500,000 film grant to create a new project in collaboration with Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender.
Since I published this blog, a few great and talented artists offered to join and volunteer their time to help out. It's a great encouragement to see that people believe in me and this project, I'm truly humbled.
In case you were wondering, "Europa" is my thesis film at the American Film Institute, which has recently been rated the best film school in the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
What's truly random is that of all AFI production pictures, they've picked this picture, from the set of "Europa" to put in the article!
Back to production updates:
I've been doing some rendering and compositing tests on an underwater environment which is a big set-piece that will feature in more than 30 shots in the next few weeks, and in the meanwhile have continued working on the Hologram you've seen before - It takes a while because I need to animate 50 seconds of it. I expect to be done with it during the weekend.
I'M BEHIND SCHEDULE.
So any help would be great, especially if you have a 200 node render farm.
Expect to see some cool tests and updates this weekend!