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davezak
07-01-2006, 07:07 PM
FINAL PRODUCT ON THIS THREAD: HERE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4187067#post4187067)



WIP SO FAR. JAN 2007 (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6025703665925324116&pr=goog-sl)

This video project will be a mixture of live green screened footage and computer animation.
It is my first paid video freelance, as well as the final project for my animation diploma.
preproduction video: "N.I.F.T.Y - Heavy Laden" music video WIP (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-8642130273607089038)


I will appreciate all the input you people have!
This video has to not only look good, but have a point.
and so it begins :buttrock:

davezak
07-01-2006, 07:15 PM
FILM:
-I have a Canon XL1 DV cam, an anamorphic lens and green screen access.
-This will be wide screen 16:9 30fps progressive, so need Maya widescreen renders...

COMPUTERS and PROGRAMS:
- G5’s, good PC’s, Final Cut Pro HD, After Effects, Photoshop and MAYA.

INSPIRATIONS: (trapcode ‘3d stroke’, simplicity, time lapsed clouds over urban scenes, concrete. colours)
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/inspirations.jpg

BACKDROPS:
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/backdrops.jpg

COLOURS:
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/colours.jpg

hundreds of ideas twisting and turning bound to meet up at something wonderful. :)

AstroSanchezz
07-04-2006, 02:54 PM
hey! looks interesting, love that kind of style your taking the inspiration from :buttrock:
hope to see more updates

omega3d
07-04-2006, 06:03 PM
Love that style! you should check out Shilo Designs in LA.. they rock that style.. :)

davezak
07-05-2006, 12:40 AM
astro-sanchez, you have some great work! very impressive! hope you come by to critique the updates
omega3d. thx for the link. >>> Shilo Designs (http://www.shilodesign.com/).
i picked up this camera ... Canon XL1 DV cam. :thumbsup:
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/cameraetc.jpg

heres some recent background work for the video:
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/randomconcepts.jpg

davezak
07-05-2006, 12:48 AM
Anyone have ideas on getting MAYA renders like this:
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/renderingconcepts.jpg

AstroSanchezz
07-06-2006, 07:07 AM
the proportions are working so far, only one is the #2 one the front of the waist looks a little bit too pushed in or flat if that makes sense, i would just push that area out a bit more
as for the rendering, i dont use maya but look around at toon shading or celshade for getting that effect on the characters
i'll follow this one! love this kind of style like i said.. and another site with some good style of videos is http://www.psyop.tv/main.php

and thanks on the comment! for video work i use a xl1s, and its great

davezak
07-10-2006, 08:23 AM
Psyop (http://www.psyop.tv/main.php)has lots of great stuff! they are always in the STASH dvd magazines (http://www.stashmedia.tv/). great investment.

some gathered mediums:
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/concept1.jpg
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/concept2.jpg

Jfouk
07-10-2006, 07:59 PM
Oh yeah, looking good!

davezak
07-11-2006, 02:50 PM
Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition. It's crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it?

You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.
(Frank Gehry)

'Sketches of Frank Gehry' great film for any artist!

davezak
07-31-2006, 02:47 PM
Lots of small steps.

Been filming 50 minutes of sky at a time and speeding it up to less then 20 seconds. Weather permitting. The right side is the main character/real life breakdancer that is being modelled in Maya.
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/filmandfaces.jpg

Toronto's urban architecture photography collection.
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/buildings.jpg

concept sketch
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/storyboard01.jpg

the multiplication of small steps vs a big thing you only ever dream of but never gets done.

davezak
08-21-2006, 04:44 AM
This is my main character for the animated part of this music video.

He is modelled from a real-life breakdancer. Just starting to carve in the details and prepare for texture/rigging/animation.

http://www.davezak.com/nifty/kenway01.jpg

It will be fun having a 3d version and a real version to utilize. imagine the possibilities.
w.i.p. production video by the end of Sept. 2006 for "presentation to the board" :scream:

august links:
good motion company: mass market (http://www.massmarket.tv/)
good music: Jon Hopkins (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=26521034)
smart podcasts: The Thomas Question (http://www.askthequestion.ca/podcast.php)

davezak
08-25-2006, 02:07 AM
Scipture Union Canada (http://www.scriptureunion.ca/), who is funding this video, wanted a WIP video to show at their annual business meeting. Nothing major has been done yet, all preproduction, but this is what I put together.

"N.I.F.T.Y - Heavy Laden" music video WIP (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-8642130273607089038) (background music by 'Blockhead')

davezak
09-13-2006, 09:11 PM
Taking care of paper work.
Dope sheets, timing, technical treatments, scripts, budgets and funding...

http://www.davezak.com/nifty/waveform.jpg

ARTIST WEBSITE (http://www.niftyonline.ca/) N.I.F.T.Y.

Possible Video Theme: "Don't take 'no' just because everyone else is living uninspired."
Major Tools and Requirements
Photoshop
Maya
Premier
After Effects
Digital Camera
Digital Video Camera
Film Accessoies (lights, tripod etc.)
Major Techniques
Green screened DV footage
Time-lapse clouds
Live DV footage
Rendered 3d Animation
Stop Motion
3d ribbon stokes
2.5D matte paintings
‘masked’ animated graffiti.
Timeline
2006 summer/fall – preproduction
Christmas ’06 – completed animation. All footage captured
Early 2007 – post production
Spring 2007 – finished yo

davezak
09-29-2006, 02:32 AM
MODELLING THREAD for main animated character (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3890629)

davezak
11-23-2006, 10:09 PM
Lots of updates to post soon.
All green screen footage has been captured.
A final story concept has formed
Modeling, rigging and animations Is complete.
Here’s a screen shot of the texture I just started.
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/texturestart.jpg
TO DO
10 hours of live footage to turn into less then 2 minutes!
One more night of filming.
100 hours of green screen removal.
Final renders of animation
Sort additional footage
Transitions and special effects
Background compositing
Shameless self promotion

davezak
12-07-2006, 09:15 AM
ready to light the scene properly. some timing adjustments and a jerky walk cycle to fix.

animation screenshots:
http://davezak.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/nifty/animationshots.jpg

have to re-paint shoulder weights. corners are creased in some poses.
shadows... depth of field to come

davezak
12-07-2006, 09:22 AM
ok, edited 10 hours of green screen footage to less then 2 minutes of very satisfactory clips.
just finished removing all the green. heres a few screenshots.

http://davezak.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/nifty/videoshots2.jpg

http://davezak.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/nifty/videoshots1.jpg


time to make headspace for the backgrounds and creative transitions.
from final cut to after effects.

overEZ
12-10-2006, 09:35 PM
thanks for posting! it's great to see the process... keep up the good work and don't forget to to get sleep and take vitamins!

davezak
12-10-2006, 09:42 PM
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/niftylaoutconcepts.jpg

the style is showing itself. rough layouts.

davezak
12-10-2006, 09:48 PM
http://www.davezak.com/nifty/animstart02.jpg

the animated parts will be in teastains and ink mess. more detail to come. and i need shadows. yes. shadows.

davezak
01-14-2007, 03:43 AM
lots has been done.
i put up a "wip" video made for the client to present at a meeting.

heres it on google video: id love some feedback. The animation style has not yet been braingstormed. need some good camera angles and a focused look...

THE WIP VIDEO (6 clips) (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6025703665925324116&q=nifty)

what a fun job. but cant wait to be done.

FairChild
01-15-2007, 09:51 PM
Wow, i really loved what you done here,and i really love this style...

By the way, whats the name of this style ? im looking for videos and artwork from that style but i dont know how to search it

davezak
01-15-2007, 10:36 PM
thx. i don't know what stlye you would call it. i got alot of inspiration from 'psyop'.. a great motion graphics/FX company.

it just uses alot of organics. digiatly apply tea stains, inks, cracked concrete, scribbles...

so psyop, and shilo.. and 'mass market'.. lots of them out there.

http://www.patriciaclaire.com/

this guy is what you want:
http://www.justinbua.com/newSite/index.php

davezak
02-09-2007, 05:36 AM
FINAL PRODUCT ON THIS THREAD: HERE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4187067#post4187067)

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