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OnlineRender
03-17-2009, 05:09 PM
I have a uni project to be handed in for the end of April , the task is to make a vfx reel , i have some rough ideas in what i want to show , but first i would like to hear your thoughts and ideas !

Scene 1 : Man getting hit with car ! "classic" . but been done before
Scene 2 : I have some nice weapons "paintball gun looks like AK47 and Pistol that packs a punch " i was thinking of doing some bullet time effect and some good old blood and guts , you know people getting there head blown off !
Scene 3 : Chromo Key work , maybe virtual set with human added and DOF used !

other than that i have no real idea in what A : an employer would like to see or B what the client would like to see .

My strong points are pain and death :)

any ideas or thoughts would be appricated

Cheers OR

adamredwoods
03-17-2009, 06:46 PM
Bullit time is overdone...

for my personal taste, these links are what I think as great effects reels:
http://vimeo.com/2165451
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74db6_cinetique_creation

OnlineRender
03-18-2009, 01:00 AM
Bullit time is overdone...

for my personal taste, these links are what I think as great effects reels:
http://vimeo.com/2165451
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74db6_cinetique_creation

Great examples cheers , so basically motion tracking and water effefts is what is needed .

now question , how do you motion track with lightwave , ?

DiedonD
03-18-2009, 02:36 AM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74db6_cinetique_creation

That one in particular was fun to see. Its like energy shifting in its many forms...

The only motion track I know its done in 2D by AE though!

adamredwoods
03-18-2009, 01:36 PM
now question , how do you motion track with lightwave , ?

Mr. Rid has an excellent tutorial on how he does his motion tracking/matchmoving with Lightwave.
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94121

A must read!

Andyjaggy
03-18-2009, 02:37 PM
Well for what it's worth I always like seeing demo reels that have a lot of personal work on them, project that were done completely by the one person.

Professional film work always looks awesome, but it always seems to get diluted by the fact that you don't know exactly how much the person actually had to do with completing the shot. It's nice to see what someone can do on their own, but who knows maybe it's the exact opposite for some people.

biliousfrog
03-18-2009, 02:43 PM
go through the video copilot tutorials, lots of ideas on there and great fun to watch too.

OnlineRender
03-18-2009, 02:47 PM
funnily enough a student today gave me the whole series on disc , ill need to look at it tonight .