AE Compositing for PROJECT ARBITER
Taught by Mark Christiansen
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- April 2011
- 7 hours 34 minutes
The type of shots Christiansen will be working on run the gamut of the type of shots an artist would see on a sci-fi action film. From rig removal to matte paintings, cgi multi-pass to bullet hits, blood splatters, and explosions.
PROJECT ARBITER is a sci-fi espionage story about Special Fields Op. Captain Joseph Colburn who has been tasked with infiltrating a Nazi villa on the Polish border to discover its mysterious operations. The film was written and directed by Michael Chance, who has an efficient eye for independent filmmaking - creating high-production value projects at a fraction of what it would cost a studio to produce.
As PROJECT ARBITER is a visual effects heavy film, Michael has Visual Effects Supervisor Jesse Boots overseeing all the details. Boots is a visual effects specialist at Ntropic in San Francisco (Underworld, Grindhouse) where he’s worked on numerous projects as an editor and VFX artist.
PROJECT ARBITER website and trailer
Class 1: Blue screen keyPull a challenging blue screen key with Keylight. Set the elements in place for skydiving comp: camera animation, atmospheric haze and clouds, basic spill and color correction.
Class 2: Remove a chainWe remove a chain towing a tank - smart ways to break down complex roto and incorporate the tracker and mocha AE.
Class 3: Sky replacementPlate cleanup on this long shot of a jeep driving off into the sunset.
Class 4: Blood and bullet hit effectsFor two unfortunate soldiers.
Class 5: The driving shotRoto and lighting for a realistic comp.
Class 6: Sky replacement and creating a smoke element.Sky replacement and creating a smoke element.
Class 7: Explosion enhancement.Explosion enhancement.
Class 8: Creating muzzle flashes for firing guns.Creating muzzle flashes for firing guns.
Class 9: Animating fluid in 2D.Animating fluid in 2D.
Class 10: Some tricky compositing and a few final tips.Some tricky compositing and a few final tips.