December 2015 - Derek Jackson

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  12 December 2015
December 2015 - Derek Jackson

This brief looks awesome, and just the right amount of technical challenge as I'm new to working with video. Nice to have a slightly more architectural brief too

Simple concept - a shack on the left built from used sheet metal and a few wooden panels, with an outdoor 'terrace' area on the right. I've added some stairs going up to it on the left too.

Time allowing, I'll get a few extra animated elements on the building itself - flickering neon sign, maybe a rotating fan or something. Not sure how easy these will be to achieve yet.

Not sure on grading yet, but something along the blue / yellow look (just been watching the stunning French series 'The Returned' - lots of desaturated blues, greens and yellows - looks beautiful!)
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  12 December 2015
Hi all, latest update attached. About halfway there with the main shack. I've also experimented with grading a little.

Time allowing, I'll tweak the rest of the plate a bit more, but given usual December busyness, I'll be pleased just to get this bit done!
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  12 December 2015
And another update. Almost done on the main shack now, other than the neon signage.
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  12 December 2015
Scale and perspective

Watch your scale and perspective up there.

Originally Posted by derekjackson: And another update. Almost done on the main shack now, other than the neon signage.
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  12 December 2015
Thanks Milan, good spot.

I've kept the shack much the same size but lowered the window for now.

Started adding in a bit of extra context - more of a mountainous feel, and with some more puddles to reflect the neon signage.

Hoping I get this done on time...
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  02 February 2016
Well the last few months kind of ran away, but I've finally found time to get this finished. It's not a patch on the amazing winning entries, but as a first attempt at working with video, I'm pretty happy with it.

Video here: https://vimeo.com/156165570

I certainly learnt a LOT about After Effects through doing it, so thanks Milan and David for a great brief (and video) to work from!

The few animated elements I've added in are the broken neon sign (and reflection), and some clouds passing in front of the mountains.
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