I was interviewed by Animation Mentor to discuss This is a Ball and my passion behind creating the film. It was a real honor to be included on their blog. Read it on their site or below. This month’s Where are they now? series features Jeff Starr, a 2010 graduate of Animation Mentor. Since graduating from Animation […]
A short time-lapse video of me working to resolve some rendering issues in Maya. Four shots in the movie had a problem where random dark spots would appear on the geometry. I worked for a long time to try and figure out the cause. Eventually I had to resort to manually retouching over 100 frames in Photoshop.
Read: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 Part 4: At the end of the first shot I wanted the ball to exit on the right side of the screen. This caused more headaches than it should have. In film theory the right side of the screen is often viewed (or felt by the audience) as […]
Read: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 4 Part 3: In the top half of the picture below you can see an early un-rendered 3D concept of the opening shot. I wanted the green pyramids to evoke trees and the red cube to add a heavy menacing weight. Color and lighting was the next big thing to think about. I wanted the light to […]