Aya is a wonderful short film I worked on here in Tel Aviv.
It's a little drama of two strangers who accidentally find themselves in the same car for a forty minute drive.
Surprisingly this 40 minute film has some 250 effect shots. The driving scenes were shot in a studio so that the directors will have control over the changing time of day and the acting.
One of the shots starts with a close up of the heroin, Aya, played by Sarah Adler, and as the camera moves back and around the car, the whole road is revealed. This shot happens to be the emotional pinnacle of the movie, as it takes the little enclosed world the two share and places it in reality - on a busy road.
This shot was filmed in the studio as well, and I had the pleasure to composite it.
My colleague Eran Feller composited the rest of the 250 shots.

This clip is a quick breakdown of the shot in question.
The shot was composited in Nuke.

Aya (2012)
Directors: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Writers: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis, Tom Shoval
Cast: Sarah Adler and Ulrich Thomsen

P. S.
Though the film is only 40 minutes and was only intended for a few screenings in the local rep cinemas, it was a huge success, and after filling all screenings in the cinematheque, it received a wide release. Well done Michal and Oded.

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