Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Previs - Frog Zapping Scene

Sometimes you have no idea how your going to do a scene until you just dig in and try it. This particular scene involved a background with 3 different lighting cues, that also has to pulse with lighting to create the backdrop for the surging electric display.

The colour script was painted to increase the feeling of power as the frog zapping seems more and more like it's going to work, until the frog bursts, and the lights come back on.

Here is the base Layout I made, to do all the lighting effects on top of.
First I took the colour keys, and cut them together, trying to see what effects were available to me in After Effects. This includes, creating the cast shadow behind Lloyd as the electricity gets intense.

Once the colour blending technique was solved, I used the real layout, with different lighting passes for blending to create the visual notes I needed. Slugging in the coloured storyboard poses to feel out the layout.

Now all I have to do is animate the scene, and plug it all into AfterEffects, reusing these techniques.

Here's a lean archer lady, cause I got bored of compositing.


Unknown said...

awesome lighting test! Everything's lookin good, guy :D

Abe Taraky said...

Awesome work Kevin, you ahve an awesome blog here. Keep up the great work.

Kevin Williams said...

Thanks you two!!

Pierre Vanderweerd said...

I found your bloooog! And it's awesome! Haha, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished film, EEEEEEE!!!