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 videocopilot.net and Jerzy Drozda Jr from Maltaannon.com. You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for your tutorials!

2 comments:

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!

Cheers

--Vinnie