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Alfred Zhuo, Jingjing Fan, Hanyu Shi, Samuel Estrada Munoz, Anqi Jiang, Huanyao Si, and also Alex McClelland,
United Kingdom,  Bournemouth Bournemouth University,  MA Digital Effects ,  October 08, 2015
VALE is a short film about a survivor looking for hope in a post-apocalyptic world.

The short film was specially created to allow audience to enjoy the visual experience, while also giving space for audience's imaginations themselves. Details of the story be picked up along various scenes, and are open for many interpretations, instead of giving the audience too much information.

The project was a great challenge - from conceptualizing, creating the story structure, designing the characters, planning the effects, filming across various locations, and finally adding CGI / visual effects components in post production. A dark and desaturated mood was deliberately chosen for the overall look development of the film, while keeping the scenes cinematic, realistic with visual impact. The finished project is a successful collaboration between 6 talented artist with various expertise of different areas, mainly completed in Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Mari, Premiere, Photoshop. Special thanks to the lecturers in Bournemouth University and NCCA for their guidance.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Concept Art
  • Design
  • Editing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Matchmove
  • Matte Painting
  • Modeling
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Rotoscoping
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Houdini
  • Mari
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • V-Ray
3D Total
  • Film of the Year
  • 2837 Page Views
  • 8 Images
  • May 13, 2015
0:00 - Filmed footage with actor on evening lighting. Digital matte painting of background (photoshop), Airplane model, 3d building model, animation, smoke stimulation, main explosion effect, all in Houdini. Final flare, smoke, particle, explosion, fire sparks, lens glow, patching, tracking, stabilizing plate, final comp and grade in Nuke.

0:08 - Tracker marked on Actor's arm, tracked filmed footage, designed Hi tech screen in photoshop, effects of glow, initial hologram start-up animation, interface text design, countdown timer, color balance done in Nuke. Houdini Model and explosion, fracture effect.

0:10 - Color grade, Matte painting, color adjustments, teleport effects done in Nuke

0:15 - Monster Environment, modelling, texturing (photoshop, mari) , rigging, animation, vray render, all in maya. Filmed footage in green screen studio. Teleport effects, flickering lights, darkness and grade adjustments, smoke integration, all in nuke.

0:20 - Monster closeup, Texture map details (photoshop, mari) , red eye glow, all in maya. Camera movement, motion blur, color grade, compositing in nuke.

0:22 - Monster attacking animation, movement, rocks animation, lighting and render, all in maya. Filmed footage in green screen studio. Teleport effects, flickering lights, darkness and grade adjustments, smoke integration, and additional dust, rock, flying particles all in nuke.

0:26 - Filmed footage in a old, abandoned and dirty house we found, that seems dangerous and almost collapsing. Teleport effects, color grade done in Nuke

0:26 to 0:41 - Color grade done in Nuke

0:42 - Color grade, additional roto, tracking, stabilizing, done in Nuke. VALE logo integration painting in Photoshop. Title fade in effects, sound, music, overall editing in Adobe Premiere

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