"CRUSH" is my final project of the 3D Animation and Visual Effects program in Vancouver Film School.
I had a lot of fun doing this. I was inspired by almost everything I saw, heard and felt for the past year (2013).
In "Crush", a pair of dummies are being assembled for a crash test.
Moments before the test begins, a fateful spark alters the process.
This event ignites a connection between the couple, driving them to defy their destination.
I used the VW Scirocco model from HDModels Cars vol. 3 by Evermotion.
For the rest of the visual elements,
I used Maya 2013 for modeling, shading, rigging and animation.
I used Ncloth and particle system for the glass.
Mental Ray for lighting and rendering.
The passes were comped in NUKE 7.
Invented by Garrett Brown in the early 70's, the steadicam shot -- or 'steadishot' -- has become one of the most dynamic and exciting forms of cinematography and is one of the most engaging visual techniques in a filmmaker's storytelling arsenal.
I was inspired to make this homage to the art of steadicam cinematography when browsing the database of "top" clips over at http://www.steadishots.org, which are rated by the community. After locating what sources I could from the top 50 or so, I decided to stick with the order presented on the site (accurate as of March 1, 2013).
While I do hope you enjoy my video, there are many other clips that I was not able to source as well as many great clips that have yet to be rated into the "top" ranks, so please head over to http://www.steadishots.org and show your appreciation for the great service they provide.
For a complete list of clips by order of appearance, please visit here: http://www.refocusedmedia.com/the-art-of-steadicam/
Alt-J - Tessellate
The Black Keys - Little Black Submarine
Apparat - Ash/Black Veil