Nuke..

I’ve been working in The Foundry’s Nuke and NukeX these last couple of weeks, compositing a 3D object from Maya to Nuke, using the build in Node effects such as Flares, Geo’s, Scenes, Lights and more.

Here are a couple of screens; glen_1 spaceship_render Titlecard_tree

Here is the final video trailer! – https://vimeo.com/71507213

Looks alright for an introduction to 3D compositing in The foundry Nuke! Also chatted with Dave from Vitec (Manfrotto, Lastolite and Cinegear) about shooting with their new equipment including lighting and more so I’ve got some things lining up! I can’t wait!!

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What I've been up to.. Green Screen shooting and a Wedding at Hampton Court Palace!

Had another hectic week of filming for a compositing project, this time with a make shift green screen studio in my garden! Keep up with the blog to see the work in progress and the final product; a UFO film trailer! I’m compositing it together in The Foundry Nuke, the industry standard 3D compositing software for film and television, first designed for James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’, and more recently used to create the amazing landscapes in Avatar, for the VFX in Iron Man and so many more!
I was also filming the wedding of Andy and Ting at Hampton Court Palace! It was my first outdoor ceremony which was fantastic with the great weather we’re having, as well as having beautiful decorations and the couple were just fantastic! Plus, the grooms god father is Theo Paphetis who was a lovely chap to film! Follow and share for more fun!

Look! A UFO! What I was doing today..

Today I had the pleasure of working with Glen Symes, who has worked with many on many projects before. I was shooting the footage for a compositing project in The Foundry Nuke; gotta make a film trailer and use nodal based post production for effects and grading, which will be interesting! I’m importing all the footage now to make a rough cut in Adobe Premiere, export as AVI uncompressed (720p HD) and then read into Nuke to add the visual effects; a space ship/ufo perhaps, as well as chroma keying and grading to give it a filmic look.

http://vimeo.com/67045927

Apart from pondering what I shall write for my dissertation, compositing project in Nuke, and news report for Broadcast Tech, I’ve been aimlessly trawling the internet looking for early graphics and title sequence techniques. Saul Bass’ work is inspirational to me, as you can see from the linked video; the title sequence is quite Bass’esque I’d hope… Got my big book of Bass on the table ready to read, as well as Moving Graphics, and a couple of others that focus on changing innovative designs in the films and media industry. Happy Sunday!

Today + Surpise postQ

It’s been a very long day, was at the Burford Bridge Hotel at 10-30 to start shooting the wedding of Jo and John! It was the hottest day ever. But, once again a great couple to work with and wonderful day behind the camera. Only to make it much much better by getting my new business cards! Thank you Moo for your glorious cards and printing quality! The backs feature previous works with Manfrotto, Moet Hennessy, Broadcast Magazine, BBC, and John Harris Media.
I was so surprised as I only ordered them a couple of days ago and didn’t expect such a fast turn-around, so thumbs up to you, Moo!

What I’m up to now

Today I’ve been working on a video edit that I shot for Bremont Watches a couple of weeks ago; I had the pleasure of shooting a Behind The Scenes of the Bremont Watch Codebreaker launch, at Bletchley Park. InImagefluenced by the cracking the enigma code, the new watch includes pieces of the infamous ‘hut 6’ as well as original punch cards from the Enigma machine. one of the biggest challenge I have as a single shooter is that; the uncertainty of what a client may want in the final edit leads to the excessive capturing of footage! I’ve got so sift through a good 1.5 hours of material and cut it down to 4! It is a challenge, but its just another reason why I do this!

In the mean time, http://youtu.be/8hlocZhNc0M