The CG for the Intel website dubbed ‘Sponsors of Tomorrow’ was done by, you guessed it, Speedshape.
My role was as usual, Lead Compositor, and I got to flex some serious green screen muscle for this site. And when I say serious…I mean 83 shots needed to be roto’d and keyed in 3 days. Crazy I know, but a ton of fun as well. Because in order to hit this very narrow deadline I got the opportunity to do some more training with our general digital artists in the finer points of pulling a key. Whom which really saved the day.
The general pipeline we used would be familiar to those who have done feature film VFX. As Lead, I roto’d and keyed the hero shots of the scenes. Then passed the scripts for those shots along as a template for clean up, roto, and to use on the other looping shots in the scene. This allowed us all to work in tandum, and deliver the 83 shots right on time.
The project also gave us the opportunity to use RED’s .r3d files. Which was something I’d been itching to do for a while now. It was a learning curve, creating a pipeline for the files on the fly. And because Nuke v5.2 does not yet support that file type. But like always, it was a lot of fun learning something new.
In the end it took alot of late nights at the studio, but we’re all very proud of how the project came out. So please follow the link below to check it out!