View Full Version : Digifreak Workshop: A Short film about a victorian inventor

07-14-2007, 02:59 AM
Just finished this 7 minute short (http://www.digifreak.tv/workshop/Projects/RWDP/showreel/) for the opening of a new national museum in the UK.

Watch the lo res one, and spare me the bandwidth!

Lightwave used here and there :-)

Comments welcome. (there is a link to see credits & soundtrack, too)


07-14-2007, 07:58 AM

Very good, I liked the style and how his history is told. I always loved biographies of people like him! :)

SO congratulations are in order! :)

Best regards,

07-14-2007, 08:56 AM
Wow, very nice movie, I like the artdirection. The ending is a bit confusing though, why was luck with him this time? Great work man, gratz!

07-14-2007, 10:27 AM
Because if the sewer door hadn't stopped the gas reaching the furnace, he would had been been the 'real' Guy Fawkes'!

Thanks for the comments.

It was quite a challenge trying to condense that last bit in 1 minute, I can tell you!

07-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Very Good!

Book-like so the final must be in higher resolution, one would presume.

Only one glaring "mistake" which I don't see how you missed! About 20 seconds in, at the graphic moving sideways, there is very bad strobing.

All the other transitions in the film are graceful and some outstanding!

Strong sideways movement always seems problematical.

Again, good job.

07-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Yeah - that's the AE motion blur - I fixed for the final cut.

Well spotted.

Just you you know all the motion blur was done in post.

Gotta love Reelsmart.

07-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Very impressive, blabberlicious, and quite educational, t' boot! I thought it was well done and entertaining...

07-14-2007, 01:43 PM
Great work Steve (as usual :) )

A biog worth being told too, I shamefully had never heard of Gurney before.

I had no sound though :? must be just this machine...

07-16-2007, 01:14 PM
Super. Smashing. Good show. Enjoyed it immensely.

Got more?


07-16-2007, 02:34 PM
Nice Job Steve,

I like the victorian feel of the presentation as a whole. :thumbsup:

08-01-2007, 07:54 AM
Nice job Steve... particle effects were good and I bet they were a nightmare ;)

08-01-2007, 11:09 AM
Nice job Steve... particle effects were good and I bet they were a nightmare ;)

How would I know?

You did them :-)

I think we both know which particle system rescued us from insanity...

Steve did a great job, and is now an expert in Trapcode Particular :-)

08-02-2007, 02:42 PM
I love the way you merged one segment with another. I just became immersed in the historical information.

blabberlicious and stevecullum Awesome job.

08-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Did you guys make one in any other codec. Steve showed me the link this morning but quicktime is being evil. :devil:

Well done either ways. :P

08-08-2007, 12:04 PM
Great work!

How many man-hours?

08-08-2007, 12:09 PM
How many man-hours?

Glad you liked it! - It took us about 12 weeks to complete.

08-08-2007, 01:38 PM
Great work! I enjoyed the production and also the content very much. Very nice job!

-Bill C.

08-09-2007, 12:18 AM
Fantastic work!
Very informative and enjoyable to watch.
Thank you for sharing.

08-09-2007, 04:26 AM
due to VT4 / QT /Supermicro mb issues I am still using qt6, which means I cannot view it in this computer. - out of curiosity - what are the benefits in terms of saving a file as qt7 or qt6? better quality?

08-09-2007, 04:37 AM
I finally got to see it...
Very, very nice, I like the style and it is fun to watch.

The particles suck though :D *ducks_for_cover_before_the_other_steve_gets_him*


08-09-2007, 05:12 AM
out of curiosity - what are the benefits in terms of saving a file as qt7 or qt6? better quality?

AFAIK - these movies are using the H.264 codec, which has improved from QT6.

08-09-2007, 05:16 AM
The particles suck though *ducks_for_cover_before_the_other_steve_gets_him*