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Staples, Recycle for Education Contest.

By Vancouver, Work No Comments

Every Vimeo *Like* will help me in a competition I’m in that measures likes.

So Staples, one of our clients, wanted to attract some attention to a contest they’re running in Canada where they’re giving away some computers to schools. There’s an environmental aspect too… the winner needs to prove that their school recycles, turns off lights etc… the brief was for a kinetic type animation, but I ended up adding a few extra layers.

More info here:

{Submitted to the Made with After Effects competition, link to follow}

Camera Projection, with Mo-Cam (CS tools)

By Got Project files, Work No Comments

So I had this idea that the CS tools Mo-cam rig might be a great basis for some camera projection as it’s effectively a series of cameras that guide the path of one ‘master camera’, as shown here:

So I got a bunch of random images from Google, and projected them randomly from each ‘Waypoint’ in the Mo-cam, onto a Cloner Object filled with cubes. One problem I did have (then eventually stopped caring about as it was Friday) was the projection on the cubes once the dynamics kick in. It would have been way nicer to work out a way to fix the projected textures to the UVW of each cube, but it wasn’t happening for me inside the cloner object… any ideas?

Get my project files (c4d r13) here.

Get CS tools here.

Bad Fonts on Denman

By Vancouver 4 Comments

I’ve lived on Denman Street, Vancouver for a few months now, and we’re continuously amused by the non-cool retro typefaces that have been inherited from the 70’s & 80’s. Some of these are quite nasty, and while not always the typeface itself, there is some freaky usage. I’d recommend a walk down Denman to see for yourself.

*Actually I’m still considering if this Minit Foto one is bad or good…

And of course…

Abbey Road, Camera Projection {Lunchtime Project}

By Lunchtime Project, Work 8 Comments

Just 10 seconds rendered for now, but this first attempt was very successful. It’s more Photoshop than C4D to section up all the layers.

I’ve got separate PSD’s for:
• The 4 Beatles
• The Beetle car
• The old guy in the background
• The black car

i’ve also just learned that you can watch the present day Abbey Road on a live webcam.

I’m happy to give away project files if anyone is interested. Comment here and I’ll get back to you.

Kodak Playsport

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I had a great opportunity to work on this Kodak Playsport film. I used Magic Bullet Looks and some nice film grain (one of the Kodak film stock settings of course!) for the warm summery grade, and various 2D motion tracking for compositing screen contents, and sky replacement. I’m quite pleased with this one, and we got some brilliant feedback from Kodak at the end.