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#1 Daniel French

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:34 PM

Hi

I have designed and built a 1:20 scale miniature together with two colleagues. Thought i wanted to show you a geeky timelaps of the work in progress. The timelaps was shot on a panasonic P2 camera, the final shots were shot on RED at 100fps.

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Timelaps:



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#2 Daniel French

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:59 PM

And here are the final shots composited.



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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

That's really cool Dan. I like the little floaty "fairy" things in the shot too; helps to sell it a bit more with the foreground objects.
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#4 Justin Hayward

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:21 PM

This looks really, really, great. Thanks for the info.
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#5 Matt Pacini

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

Wow, absolutely beautiful work!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:20 PM

Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it! :) Please keep in mind that the miniature is made in three days and shot within three or four hours late at night! The DOF isn't totally convincing. Thats mainly because of power-limitations in the tiny studio we used. It also resulted in grainy footage which makes keying harder. Next time everything will be many times better! :)
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#7 Will Montgomery

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:49 PM

Absolutely brilliant.

Did I see some anamorphic lens highlights in there?

I really expected to see a little wood elf run out on to that balcony.

Was this for a specific project or a test to see what was possible?

Plus how is that possible to make a miniature like that in three days? The detail was amazing for that kind of turn around.
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#8 Daniel French

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:31 AM

Absolutely brilliant.

Did I see some anamorphic lens highlights in there?

I really expected to see a little wood elf run out on to that balcony.

Was this for a specific project or a test to see what was possible?

Plus how is that possible to make a miniature like that in three days? The detail was amazing for that kind of turn around.



Sorry for the delayed answer... There are some anamorphic lens flares made in post. This miniature is a test for a danish 3D feature. Miniature-work is very uncommon and I have never tried it before. I'm happy to hear you like the it, we worked long days... ;) The models for the final film will be far more sophisticated and detailed. And for this type of close up, we will probably build at a larger scale too.

Edited by Daniel French, 07 April 2011 - 01:33 AM.

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#9 Adam Hunt

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:47 PM

I like the stylized look of the final composite. Keep up the good work!
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