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06 June 2009, 01:06 PM
Tristan Prior is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Storyboards / pre-visualization: Quick character concept (

06 June 2009, 01:42 PM (

Well here goes.... I've got a few months spare so thought I would attempt a go at this.

I really want to try and create something that looks visually different or if not different, at least exciting in someway. I'm going to try and create a short spy story created in a visually animated comic book style. I need to create a lot of tests to see if I can achieve what's going on in my head! I want to create depth by using 5-6 layered foreground and background elements with continuous camera motion.

Anyway, the piece will involve a combination of live footage, photo's, drawing's and 3d to attempt the effects. I'm still unclear how to approach the live plate as I have no available green screen to use. I was contemplating using 6 frames per second and manually cutting out the actors, this way there would be a staggered "cartoony" motion. I'm not sure yet though.

The image I've posted is a very quick test of the effect. I just grabbed a photo for the background and applied levels in photoshop and likewise with the image of the actor. I tried lots of different filters and manual effects but without increasing a huge workflow this seemed to do the trick for now.

06 June 2009, 12:22 AM

Interesting idea. Would be cool to see this in motion.

Good luck,

06 June 2009, 11:36 AM (

Very, very, very quick sketch of the main spy with night vision goggles! These will be created in 3d and matched to the real actors face ( hopefully )

06 June 2009, 12:03 PM
Staszek: thanks for the luck! All the best to you too!

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