Broken Angel - Episode 7
3D - Houdini / Mantra, 2D - Nuke, After Effects,
Audio - go to "Audio / bits & pieces" section for list of gear used
This is an ongoing episodic piece that I'm making called Broken Angel. It is an attempt to bring audio and abstract (ish) VFX together in a variety of interesting and/or affecting ways. The idea with the episodic thing is for three reasons; the first is that it's much easier to split such a big project into segments and actually finish things. The second is that I thought it'd be an interesting idea to take an almost "madlib" approach (or like these drawings you did as a kid where you make funny monsters on a folded bit of paper), where I end each episode with the first frame of the next episode, and vice versa with the start. Although the whole thing has been sketched out, the details of each episode will dealt with episode-by-episode. Finally, I wanted to have a different theme and style to each episode, whilst maintaining a continuous (albeit loose and abstract) narrative.
This episode uses a somewhat more mixed media approach, where the CG shots are either blended or embellished with footage.
All 3D in Houdini (rendered in Mantra), 2D in Nuke, a little bit of After Effects. Music in Ableton, piano is live on a Kawai dp110. Additional footage is acrylic paint in water, shot with Panasonic GH5, Olympus Macro.