Thursday, 15 May 2014

MAV: Creating shot info sheets.

I whipped up a quick template which we can use to stay super organised. I've created boxes to fill out which will provide the layout, equipment, camera settings, and VFX considerations for every shot.

I'm hoping that this will help us set up the shots much quicker, and serve as a checklist to make sure we don't forget anything. Also it'll be handy to have all the shot info noted down so that when it comes to tracking and compositing, we'll have that information to hand.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

MAV: Filming the latest animatic.

Our story has been going through some serious changes in the wake of the Going Live project, which sapped up 80% of our time this semester. We spent the afternoon filming some pre-vis/animatic draft shots to create a quick edit.

It's been pretty handy, and allows us to see how the story flows and what changes we'd need to make.

Monday, 12 May 2014

MAV: UV mapping :(

I hate UV mapping. Finished off doing the character though, which means it's ready for rigging!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

MAV: Character Modelling Finished

I've almost finished modelling the main character for our film. I've been unable to progress on it during the hectic Going Live project, but now we have a bit more time to focus on our other commitments.

I need to finish off the eyes and make some tweaks. Because the eyes aren't spherical, I'll need to impliment some workarounds to allow them to rotate properly within their sockets.

Friday, 2 May 2014

MAV: DoPing for Rebecca.

Rebecca was nice enough to ask me to film her live action footage for her, which was great! It was a good opportunity for me to help out on another project, while getting in some hours using all the camera gear.

The film is a demonstration of the uses of motion capture technology to visualise sports injury. We were in the motion capture facility down at Ninewells Hospital filming her talented dancer, Amy, as she was being motion captured.

We hired out a GoPro as well, as I was keen to get some unique angles in there... as well as a DSLR to capture some timelapse photography. I think these kind of shots should help add some originality to the footage, can't wait to see how it turns out!

We captured a shitload of footage, which I'm sure she'll enjoy sorting through. I think we got some really great stuff, and it was made all that much easier to have Rebecca and Tom there to help with all the complicated movements.