Saturday, September 22, 2012

I, Matte Painter

Hey Kids!

Sorry it has taken me so long to come back and update you since my 100th blog posting, but I finished the cave set, video-ed (filmed, shot, whatever) myself on it, and then took the footage back home to check it out.

During the shoot, I got the idea that I would get nutty, pull the camera back to an uncomfortable distance and shoot "off the set" which I would attempt to fill in later with a matte painting.  I did, I did, and I did!
Check out the before and after:

The foreground rocks get blurred accordingly in After Effects
More VFX elements were added and I must say that I'm proud of the overall effect!  Still more to do! Hey, but the postcards are at the printers.  I saw a proof yesterday and the printer was so excited by the artwork.  He told me it reminded him of "Land of the Lost"!  Mission accomplished!

Until next time, I'll see you at the Harbor.

Shannon Shea

1 comment:

Mr. Chicken said...

That looks fantastic. I'd never have known. Is it a digital matte painting?