3 Day Cinematic Challenge! ICE, Chris Bischoff - DIGIC on a shoestring budget!


#21

Mocap from Mixamo with a tiny bit of blending and tweaking from my side.


#22

ok, thank you.


#23

//youtu.be/HHLHVvgFAW4

24 hours in!


#24

WOW :eek: :surprised

Only one crit: from the 0:02 second to 0:05 second, the movement is neither slow motion, neither normal speed (something in between), and because of that, it looks a little bit off to me.


#25

Absolute amazing, Chris! :cool: Unbelievable it’s done in this short amount of time. Cool atmosphere, lighting and everything. Can’t wait to see the final Cinematic! Bravo. :drool:


#26

Amazing !! Really nifty cut. Keep them coming mate.


#27

Crowds? Check.
Animals? Check.
Rain? Check.
Snow? Check.

Thanks guys!

d4rk - Ill speed that clip up a touch - I see what you are saying!
Xhar - Its all a product of ‘well yeah…that wont work…’ :smiley:
red - thanks!

A little trick I’ve been using for the camera work is I just linked the target to the hip bone of the main character - you get this really cool ‘hand held’ effect with it - and it sets its own pace and temp for the scene…gentle animations are automatically met with gentle camera moves, and visa versa.


#28

Pyke, somethings that’s bothering me appart from the youtube compression,
is the smoke plates. Possibly it would be better to export the camera to ae/nuke/fusion and put the smoke on cards, so the plates aren’t so locked on image.


#29

Using silhouettes is a smart move! I actually thought you were joking about animals and crowd. Great going :thumbsup:

IMO the chromatic aberration is slightly overdone in that screenshot.


#30

phew


#31

I never joke about crowds and animals…and I learned how to NEVER do crowds and animals!

Ill play around with the CA…

Id love to do plates and smoke in MAX - next challenge Im going to attempt learn FUME. I last used it years ago!


#32

2 more shots to go!


#33

Great to hear that.
I am also close… few more hours, and I should be done.


#34

Cool! How many shots you guys got? I have 16, and 5 more to go. I may have to redo the edit in order to get away with the unfinished shots. :wink:


#35
  1. One is crazy complex and Im trying to see if I can do it in post instead…

#36

ok guys - Im rendering from Final Cut now - but Im gonna crash and upload it in the morning!

Its been a wild one! Cant wait to see what you came up with!


#37

I’ve decided not to go to bed, until I am done.
So close… so far… :slight_smile:

Anyway, great you got it to edit part (I am still rendering some parts).

Can’t wait to see your work Pyke.


#38

NIIICE man. in 3 days - :applause: i have 3 shots to go - :banghead: wish You luck!


#39

OK guys - here it is.
Had to do some editing around, and the last shots are a little rushed…but the general idea is there and thats what counts!

The ‘ice/snow’ theme did kinda get lost along the way - but hopefully you can see that its snowing…or was snowing…there is some sort of cold snow in the scenes. :smiley:

I learned a ton - specifically in After Effects. I know that I pushed the DOF and CA too far - but this was really an experience for me in seeing how those things work, so they tended to be turned up to 11.
I also had fun with the sound - easily my favorite thing to do!

//youtu.be/nGsxTQrxE7M


#40

Great looking, and congrats on finishing it. Some of the shots are incredible.
What bothers me most (but it’s a just small thing) is that the main hunter should have fallen faster (with much more weight) at the beginning.

Far more complex then what I did.
I hope, soon, you will share making off.