Monday, June 02, 2008

Gimorah Handycam

I found an old footage of a neighboring motel on fire, so naturally I added a CGI creature that I named Gimorah to be in the shot, that is why he is not in the center. I animated the giant penguin in 3dsmax, did the compositing in Adobe After Effects, enhanced some sound fx in Adobe audition, and finished everything up in Adobe Premiere all in a couple of hours. I also want to give a special thanks to two people, without them, I couldn't even do stuff like this. Thanks Andrew Kramer of and Jerzy Drozda Jr from You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for your tutorials!


Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) said...

Hey! Nice work. I can't really say how hard it was to do it, because I don't see the original footage. Weather or not it was difficult I really appreciate the way you made it part of the footage in terms of lights and colors. Really great work!

Vinnie Yoshida said...

Oh my God, I am a huge fan of your work! Thanks you so much for checking out my test shot. The raw footage was pretty much what you see there, except for the penguin , the smoke infront of the penguin and a lens flare over the actually bright light so the flipper can be blown out. I camera tracked the footage in After Effects as well as the compositing. The Penguin was animated on 3ds max, which is my favorite program for animation. I also animated the fire engine lights that flicker past the penguin, tried to match the footage flicker that might be hard to see but it's there. One day I hope to switch from my current career as a Special Effects Make-up artist to digital work, I'm getting sick and tired of using all the harsh chemicals that are needed to doing it. Anyways, thank you so much again, without your tutorials, I wouldn't have even attempted at doing something like this. You are awesome! Looking forward to more of your tutorials!