Friday, August 29, 2008

Stream of Particles update

So here is the video. Not much to say about this one. I've been playing with particular for nearly two months now and I'm starting to see particles everywhere... Really like the little heatdistortion...

Stream of Particles mov / wmv

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Flying Man

So here is my version of The Flying Man. I hope I gave it a fresh look from all of those clips on youtube. The video was shot with Panasonic DVX-100B using one of those fancy 35mm adapters from SG-Pro and a nikkor 50mm lens. Since this was shot with the camera on a tripod there was no need for chroma background etc. The camera movement was tracked from another clip and inserted later on. If you really want to know all the details on how this was done please leave a comment and I'll post a short tutorial.

The Flying Man mov / wmv

Friday, August 15, 2008

Camera Tracking & Matchmoving

It's not the most difficult scenario, but it required new techniques (at least new to me) to get the required data to match the camera movement. I used After Effects' basic camera tracker to get the raw movement and then matchmoved the camera to get the 3D look by hand. For the particles I once again used the fine software Particular. There are also couple of nice displacement maps created by using particles and vector blur to give it more look.

The Bubble And The Particle mov / wmv

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Stream of Particles

Here's something I'm currently working on ( of the too many..) but as you see it involves particles.
I'll post the video when it's ready.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Particular Wind in After Effects

I wanted to create an effect similar to those in Lord of the Rings and Constantine, with those
windy particles distorting the image.. So I started experimenting with Particular... And because the character and the background were shot separately it made possible to add some camera wiggeling
similar to the Blue Flower effect in Batman Begings.

Windy Particles mov / wmv