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Updated Video Screenshots

Here are some more pict on the after effects thingy im rendering now, ive just made it 720 instead if 1080, im just making it for fun really, and 720 is good enough for online stuff…

Bits of video

Here is a few of the time lapses and stop motions that i have not had time to upload yet, pretty sad quality but you get the idea!

And my favorite film i did all year, i wish this was a high def upload, it looks amazing in hd, but this will do for now:


I keep getting things a bit wong, yesterday morning i woke up to find my render almost half done… and i had forgotten some of the layer, so i had to do it all over again! when i got back here this morning it was rady, the original 20 min done, so i have now doubled them up and reversed the end up, and re rendered! Its flying, its just 2 hours to do the whole thing! its brilliant, all my hard re rendering worked! im very excited!

and yester day we built my plinth! on saturday we went to b&q, i got a massive piece of MDF, for £14, and then on sunday we built it! Luckily Lukes brother has all the tools in the world, so its looks very good! BUT IT IS MASSIVE! Its very big for a plinth, but i hope it will look ok, i really like it.

ill update pictures after i have had some food!

Final Video Update

So earlier this week i had a little panic, the video render was soo slow it would not have finished in time for the show, and the size of the video would have been far to big to play smoothly even with my media player box thingy. So i did what everyone would do in the situation: i asked facebook for help, and it worked just like i knew it would, because i have great friends, and some of them (or rather alot of them really) are film people.

So with the help of Matt King I came up with a plan: Basically my film has way to many layers and most of those layers are far bigger then they need to be. When i started making the videos that the piece is put together of i did not think that far ahead, and they are all like super big, and then scaled down in the final look, its too much for my poor computer to handle. So i rendered  together some of the components of the film before i did the whole thing; so the 50 individual raspberry time lapses became one raspberry time lapse. I did the same with the butterflies, the meat and various other bits and pieces. The majority of my piece is mirrored, and only needed to be half the size of the final comp size, so after i had rendered all the components in to videos, i put them back in, and then i reduced the size by 50% and rendered again. It was going much smoother then before thanks to all the work i had done, but when it had 2 min left to render it failed, due to some error with keylight, the plugin i used to remove the green or blue background on the animations. So after a bit of tweeking i figured out how to get it to render again, and luckily the first 18 minutes of the film was already rendered and saved. I rendered the last two minutes and then put the piece together again. So now, instead of being made up of more then 5o different layers, the final film was made up of 10, so i doubled them up and reversed half, and its been rendering all night, and it 8 hours it will be ready! Its very exciting. Also i have rendered it using a different compressor, so hopefully its a much smaller video then the original attempt would have been!

Look at all the help i got!

Also here is the video rendering!! 6 hours to go!

morning boredom leads to madonna

So i was avoiding my essay and looking about the internett for nothing in particular, when i remembered that the dvd fro madonnas sticky and sweet tour is out, so i thought i would look it up on uyou tube, and i found something even better:

this hd video from her show in Budapest, it shows the backdrop really well:

like the backdrop? i like the symmetry in it, and the drawings… also i like it cuz i made it! 
well i did 3 original photoshop files, with lots and lots of layers and then some other guy did the animation! Its pretty different from what im doing now, but its basically the same, my prints coming to life! im happy to finally have found a  good quality video of it, the official dvd shows way to much of madonna and not enough of the backdrop!