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darrennorthcott
07-18-2009, 05:10 AM
Darren Northcott is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/view_entries.php?challenger=18644)

Latest Update: Storyboards / pre-visualization: Storyboards
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darrennorthcott
07-18-2009, 05:14 AM
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WIP for one of the scenes involving the agents car

darrennorthcott
07-23-2009, 04:23 PM
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This is a still from the elevator shaft I am working on... modeling and textures essentially complete

darrennorthcott
07-24-2009, 08:09 AM
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WIP environment for door system the agent has to break into

destruct007
07-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Nice locations. You're making them fairly quickly, good job.

darrennorthcott
07-24-2009, 02:53 PM
Thanks!, yeah just trying to bang out the environment structures/models and textures, then i'll tweak with lighting and such once the principle photography is comped in

darrennorthcott
07-30-2009, 03:30 PM
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this is my model so far for the agents motorbike, based off of a 1949 Indian Scout

darrennorthcott
07-31-2009, 07:33 AM
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this is the motorbike model. Just texturing left....

darrennorthcott
07-31-2009, 01:36 PM
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Software: 3ds max

motorbike model

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=105205)

darrennorthcott
08-02-2009, 07:51 AM
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Software: 3ds max

360 animation of textured bike

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=105368)

darrennorthcott
08-03-2009, 08:52 PM
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Software: 3ds max

previs / wip for window

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pierzak
08-04-2009, 08:29 AM
Cool.
I can see where you got your window texture from :)

darrennorthcott
08-09-2009, 10:26 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

just a preview of one of the scenes, easiest one to put together so far

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106401)

pierzak
08-09-2009, 04:31 PM
Looking good. I like the volumetric light effect.

darrennorthcott
08-11-2009, 04:53 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

experimenting with style, considering going the 'sin city' approach but have yet to decide... opinions?

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106495)

darrennorthcott
08-11-2009, 05:39 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

another B/W scene.. kinda liking it so far...

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106496)

borisignjatovic
08-11-2009, 10:07 AM
Wow, very creepy atmosphere. Still the live shot is a bit miss matched.
I like your style.

pierzak
08-11-2009, 10:23 AM
:) cool. is this back and white style final?

darrennorthcott
08-12-2009, 04:15 PM
yeah i think the black and white is going to be final... and yes i need to blend the footage with the environment a bit still. Thanks for all the feedback!

mikebot
08-13-2009, 12:52 AM
Cool shot with the opening door.

I think I like the sin city thing, but it's hard to really offer an opinion without seeing more of what the piece is meant to be like - what's the tone, is it a trailer or a short narrative, etc...

One thing that might also work is just keeping everything except those bits fairly desaturated... not black & white but just muted and predominantly like a muted brownish hue or something... and then kick up the saturation on those door elements.

Mike

darrennorthcott
08-24-2009, 10:36 PM
Starring:
Kent Speakman / Paulina Chemielecka (Miel)

Directed By:
Darren Northcott
CG/Compositing/Editing:
Darren Northcott
Matte Painting: Troydan Fissell
Produced By:
Kent Speakman / Scott Carpenter

darrennorthcott
09-03-2009, 07:09 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

this is just a collection of shots I am working on in a teaser format.. some are pretty much done, others not so much. critiques are welcome!!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106838)

fgdf
09-03-2009, 08:47 AM
I love the way you managed to mix live action with cgi - on of the best around here I've seen so far.
I think you could improve animation of robot falling info ground and splits. Back from split to walking looks very unnutarual.
Bullets hitting the car on apier - make it faster a bit this should help
Rooftop shot - perspective of the buildings in the back looks wrong.
An'd that's my opinion
Keep it up and good luck
_BB

FreeFlight
09-03-2009, 01:55 PM
Great! i really like the outcome of the trailer. It has a sin city feel.

Richard3d
09-03-2009, 07:03 PM
Hey man, good to see an entry coming in from Calgary. I was living there before I moved to Toronto. Your shots look awesome. Just curious as what your producers did on the project

darrennorthcott
09-06-2009, 09:21 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

updated the teaser... no idea how i'm going to get this down to 30 secs... especially since i am still missing a couple shots in here...

crtiques welcome!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106853)

darrennorthcott
09-06-2009, 09:23 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

touched up a few scenes and added a new one in ... no idea how to get this down to 30secs.... still missing a few scenes too

critiques welcome!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106854)

darrennorthcott
09-06-2009, 09:35 AM
Hey man, good to see an entry coming in from Calgary. I was living there before I moved to Toronto. Your shots look awesome. Just curious as what your producers did on the project

they pretty much provided all the equipment, locations, overall feedback and suggestions and put together the rest of the team.

darrennorthcott
09-13-2009, 10:11 AM
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Software: 3ds max,After Effects

Here it is. Wish we had a bit more time, but here is the 30 second trailer, making of & full length trailer.

director:darren northcott
producers: scott carpenter / kent speakman
editing: darren northcott / scott carpenter
matte painting: troydan fissell
cg / vfx / compositing: darren northcott
cast: kent speakman / paulina chmielecka

all textures were from cgtextures.com
music and stock vfx footage from video copilot proscores collection and action essential 2


Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106936)

darrennorthcott
09-13-2009, 08:33 PM
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storyboards ( tried to upload earlier but it failed)

destruct007
09-14-2009, 03:29 AM
I really like the idea of the last of a group of agents and he knows everything... simple line says so much about the whole situation he's in. So far (haven't watched them all) but that's my favorite story line to some out of this challenge. The fx were good too, altho the shot camera angle didn't sell/make hero fx shots. When the car crashes, is that all cg? or is there live action fire comped into it?
Awesome job, great work! Loved it.

darrennorthcott
09-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Thanks Dave! the car shot was like 98% cg, i used fumefx for the explosion, and then comped a live explosion plate over top to add to the effect.

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