View Full Version : Abandon : A FX and Lighting Reel

11-20-2007, 10:46 PM
Hi all,

Here's our 2007 FX and Lighting reel Abandon (

Or, please "Right click and save as" one of the links below to download and view the demoreel:

Quicktime (h264) version (

Quicktime (sorenson 3) version (

AVI version (

We used Maya, Photoshop, Mental Ray, Digital Fusion and After Effects for this project.

Hope you like our work and all C&C are welcome too!

- Mukti Krishan (FX) and Sachin Shrestha (Lighting)
(inzu and noizfactory respectively on these forums)

p.s. hope the links are working fine as we just finished putting up the website.

11-21-2007, 12:06 AM
The links work just fine.

Good reel. My only point of critique is that it felt a bit 'slow', which made it less interesting to watch, imho. Perhaps another tune would help. Anyway I give it a 4/5.

11-21-2007, 12:35 PM
Thank you logios for your kind words.
We did try some other tracks but somehow a pacier track was killing the mood of the short. Plus we are huge Floyd fans so I guess we were biased towards their music and this track in particular as it has that dreamy melancholic ring to it.
I'd take it as a compliment that you didn't mention anything about the cg bit ;-)
Thanks again for your comments!
- Sachin

11-22-2007, 03:47 AM
Great job on the lighting and overall texturing, most impressive! :thumbsup:

If I had to come up with something to suggest, the only thing that I noticed was the snow/ice texture, it seemed a little more like whipped cream than snow/ice, especially on the sign post. But that's just a very small nitpick.

I liked seeing the shot breakdowns too. Great job, keep it up! :buttrock:

11-22-2007, 01:57 PM
Thank you Michael for those encouraging comments!


11-22-2007, 04:15 PM
I hope our work is not so bad that it has generated 240 views but barely any comments. C'mon people, some feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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