Hack into Disney's classic The Lion King where we removed all animals from the movie's title sequence. Leaving us with the beautiful yet oppressive backgrounds of the African savanna.
This work was made in cooperation with Greenpeace and is currently part of their online magazine GPM appearing four times a year.
Manipulation / Adaptation / Re-edit: Studio Smack
Directed by: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff
Audio: "Circle of Life" Written by Elton John & Tim Rice, Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer, Performed by Carmen Twillie, African Vocals Performed by Lebo M.
Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures
For full credits: tinyurl.com/kf4zyyp
Working at MPC under Director John Sunter, I worked as the VFX Supervisor for the BTAA Award ceremony opener. This involved being on set for the day shoot (along with an albino snake) and creating the effects in a very quick turn around schedule. Using after effects and mocha, tattoos were tracked and animated onto the models skin. Some were physically applied and the clean up for those were done in Nuke.
Working at MPC under the art direction of John Sunter this was a short film directed by Alex Nicholson. The big challenge with this was getting the tattoos to react on the skin as they should, and using a similar technique to what I did on BTAA (vimeo.com/81589715) I developed this further to allow more movement with the skin. It was all 2D tracking using After Effects and Mocha. Clean up of the skin was done practically on set and then refined in Nuke. Realflow by Simon Jones was used for a lot of the smokey ink effects as well as the running ink on the face. More info can be found here: moving-picture.com/work/mr-x
In this quick VFX breakdown, visual effects artist, Mary Poplin shows how she used mocha Pro for PROXiMITY (A Short Film by Ryan Connolly of Film Riot).
During the film a leg shackle fell off an actor during filming. The director, turned to Mary Poplin of Imagineer Systems for help in removing this unwanted object from the scene. Mary used mocha Pro and Photoshop to roto, track and clean up the shot.
directed by Ryan Connolly
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Imagineer Systems: mocha planar tracking videos
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