Thursday, 4 March 2010

the edit

so here is the final edit with the sound effects added aswell.

so i believe the sounds along with this makes a huge difference and a marked improvement to the final product. im pleased most by the sounds of the spitfires as to me it fits and enhances the scene. the edit works well so much so iv had people unable to realise that the planes were added in by me. also in the original footage the girl does not die she continues running. the other key thing is the girl that begins to run is a completely different girl that continues running. all of these aspects reinforce my edit.

i have really enjoyed doing this project, to begin with it was the models that kept me interested and i put all my efforts into this. then when i began to animate i became more focussed on getting the edit and compositing right hence the reason why i went through a mass re-edit half way through the project when i realised that the tracking was not going to work.

so overall im really pleased with how this project has come out i have learnt a lot about modelling, compositing and editing through this project, but the main point of learning has been through the uv and texturing as i spent a lot of time on the spitfire getting the textured correctly.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

lights shadows and evolution?

so this picture shows the 2 planes and a flat surface plus the lights. this new edit of the shot shows the new animation for the left plane. the surface is there to simply display the shadows of the planes. the surface is modelled to replicate the hillside in the shot so in the final shot the shadows roll over the hillside, so for this shot i rendered the planes and then the shadows separately so i can get more control over the shadows and the planes.

so here we have the final shot completed im much happier with this version where i have taken more time over the animation of the secondary plane, the only issue i have is that of the bullet contacts on the ground but i realise now that i could have created my own video effects quite easily at home with a camera setup from stores and a piece of white card, but this is said in retrospect and i may be enforcing it in later projects with more funding/ edit some funding


so here is the final shot but im not happy about the way it looks as far as the planes animation goes, the left plane needs to divebomb too et viola

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

sound effects

sound effect sourcing is going really well and ben has shown me a website called media converter and with this site you can use youtube videos and convert them into a wav, audio file. so in other words you can rip the sound straight from videos, this is highly useful if you can find youtube videos with good sound looooool.
so here is the shot of the plane low flying and gunning heavy on the after effects, only issue is that the dirt pops are a little bit odd but at the same time they pop so quick that the smokiness is not so much of an issue.

some flight reference looking at the movement and stability. the drift and banking is very important

Monday, 1 March 2010

so here we see some basic shots in the beginning stages youtube has made the video really scratchy and hard to see the actual effects but it serves a purpose along side the story board. so the initial plane establishing shots are in effect too disjointed and the planes are so diffused by motion blur that they are hardly registerable. so the first three shots are to be re-rendered as one continuous shot and edited into the final clip. the later shots need more work as far as the planes comming over the hill need to be more prominent and more visible and the shadow shot needs the planes to move faster and keep in time with the rest of the footage, as errors like these can cause havoc to the continuity of the piece.