Masters Project – 6 – The Second Film & The Whole

The second film, which plays concurrently with the first on a screen next to it, is a more traditional film edited entirely on an NLE.  I wanted to create something that was more ‘raw’ than the first film, so I have deliberately avoided doing any colour correction, grading or effects work. Therefore the look of … Continue reading

Masters Project – 5 – Video Geometry, Lighting & Process

The image above was created when I accidentally linked a set of lights to the Anna character model that were intended for the video geometry. To prepare, and then to fit, the video geometry into the 3D scene is a time consuming process which involves a few stages. Firstly the video footage itself has to be prepared which … Continue reading

Masters Project – 4 – Characters (Stray Model & Animation Style)

In keeping with the aesthetic of the model for Anna, I’ve created the model to represent myself with the same over exaggerated limb ratios. Although I did say in the post about Annas model that I intended it to have dynamic hair I found this broke the overall look of the character. So the fixed … Continue reading

Masters Project – 3 – The birth

Although the first film will not have a strictly linear timeline, in that the video geometry will not follow the actual timeline in which it was shot, there will be a definite visual section when Arianne is born. Before this point the room will be as it is at night, with no light coming in … Continue reading

Masters Project – 2 – Characters (Anna Model)

A lot of the first films narrative will be carried by animated models of both myself and Anna. As I said in the first post on this project, most of the video footage will be of ourselves going about our simple day to day activity. The animated characters will better reflect our internal emotional states. … Continue reading

Masters Project – 1 – The room.

Overview For my masters project I decided to document the birth of our child Arianne.  I wish to expand on the aesthetic look I’m developing as a film maker and incorporate a lot of the methods I employed in both ‘Outward Displays..’ and ‘Language’. I will not be filming the actual childbirth, and most of … Continue reading