Well, I’m slipping in my last-minute entry. I’m really not pleased at all how it turned out but in the spirit of the competition, I thought it would only be fair to post it.
I’ve been following the FXWars forum for several years now, always being tempted to enter something. However, due to the workload of the full-time job, that hasn’t happened until now.
This theme sounded especially cool so I really tried to set aside some time to work on this. Instead, I manged to have a total of about 6 full days to get this done out of the very generous 2 months Roberto provided.
My main interest in entering the FXWars competition was to try different techniques for improving my realistic rendering and effects. As a result, I used a lot of camera mapping and projection methods in this sequence, along with a lot of camera optical effects. Mainly to try and take some of that digital edge off.
Anyway, it was still a good learning experience and I’ll definitely be trying more in the futre. Kudos to Roberto for having done such a stand-up job with this forum, and to all the wicked submissions that made it. Below I’ll post all my work-in-progress for this sequence.