Friday we filmed the last part of the movie, in a greenscreen studio. If you follow us on Twitter (if not, you definitely should ), you probably know that the initial studio video shoot was planned a week ago, the 04/20, but our actor forgot something essential, and we had to cancel everything. Bad things happen. Fortunately, we were able to book the studio again for the 04/27 and everything went well
There was already a greenscreen in the studio, but Chris and I were not happy as it wasn’t real chromakey and it was very small. A couple of months ago, we purchased our own greenscreens and supports: we had two 3x6m screens. we created a sort of « corner » with them, put some dirt and leaves on the floor and we were ready to shoot !
Alex filmed us for our « making of » video, so I grabbed some frames of his videos (sorry for the date/hour watermarks on the pics, and due to the latest WordPress update our shadowbox plugin appears to be broken, I’ll fix that as soon as I can^^):
Thanks to Bryce (actor), Damien (perchman), Michel (studio lighting advisor), Sandra (script and clap) and Alex (making-of) for their precious help !
Chris is in the process of animating Bunny and testing the integration with the tracked footage. I have a few problems with 2 of the shots which are REALLY hard to track, but I saw today on the Blender SVN that there is a new camera solver (an option in the Blender Tracker) that could help me A LOT. I’ll try as soon as I can find a build using it I’m also busy finishing our « secret monster » and I should be able to show some screenshots very soon. We also have to integrate a sort of rock-totem in a few shots, the 3D model is almost done, I’m already working on shading.
Chris did (and is still doing) a cool job on the cave modeling in which my « Monster » will come to life.
See you soon,