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Grand Battement

Graham Dorey, Saruta (Puff) Pisanwalerd, Stevie Gill, Luke Hardisty, Xi Zhao, Teng Ye and Boyan Baynov,
United Kingdom,  Beaconsfield National Film and Television School,  MA Digital Effects,  January 31, 2016
Grand Battement is a Motion Capture short film made by seven students studying on the MA Digital Effects course at the National Film and Television School in the UK.

From conception to completion the film was made in just 6 weeks. Students from other courses at the NFTS were kind enough to help out with the Cinematography and Sound. All other roles, including Writing, Directing, Production Design and Producing, were carried out by the seven VFX students.

Grand Battement is the story of a music box and a miniature ballerina and their problematic relationship.
  • Compositing
  • Design
  • Editing
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Matchmove
  • Modeling
  • Rotoscoping
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • After Effects
  • Mari
  • Maya
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • V-Ray
3D Total
  • Film of the Year
  • 2650 Page Views
  • 6 Images
  • May 13, 2015

After shooting the plate and planning the action with our actor we took a rigged low polygon model to Centroid Motion Capture studio. After receiving our data we used motion builder to modify the animation. The final model was modeled in Maya, textured in Mari and Photoshop, Lit in Maya and rendered with V-Ray. The plate was tracked in PFTrack and the multichannel EXR's were comped together in Nuke. The film was finished with titles in After Effects and graded with Davinci Resolve.

All software used in the project
- Maya
- Photoshop
- Nuke
- Pf Track
- Mari
- V-Ray
- Motion Builder
- Davinci Resolve
- After Effects

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