Imagineer Systems: mocha planar tracking videos

  1. Part 3 of 3 for my final major project at London College of Communication.

    The over all concept:

    We were given a list of graphic communication formats to choose from and then asked to create a piece of work with its content somehow relating back to the chosen format (if that makes sense?)

    I chose the format screen based design and decided to specialise in moving image for screen. In order to meet the specific requirements of the brief I began my research into the early days of screen and took inspiration from that time for the titles of three short experiments in moving image.

    One more layer to this project was the music. I approached different musicians asking them to choose a title and make a piece of music for it. I didn't give them any information as to where the tile came from, so not to influence what they would create.

    The track for this film was produced by the band Blind Voyeurs, to find out more about them check out their link in the credits.

    The inspiration for the title of this piece was taken from the company Technicolor and from what I understand from my research the secrecy of how they functioned as a company. This was how I linked my content to my format, I then went on to abstract that theme and depict it in this mixed media piece. Originally the ‘Technicolor Secrets’ were going to be giant bubbles floating in this fantastic landscape, however due to the cold British weather, the bubbles would not reach the size I needed. I then went with my back up plan, which is what you see above. I filmed on location and then edited the rushes into a sequence that worked with the flow of the music. I then set up a green screen and filmed the paper shapes I had made, matching the light source to that of the specific shots by hand. I have some behind the scenes footage of that on my Vimeo. Adding a simple gradient overlay to the paper shapes gave them their colour. I also added shadows/reflections to the shots and attempted to bring depth to the shots by putting the shapes behind a few things and increasing/decreasing the amount of blur to create the illusion of them going in and out of focus.

    Credits:

    Music:
    Blind Voyeurs - myspace.com/blindvoyeurs

    Production assistant/Driver - Jessica Dance

    I worked on all other parts of the film.

    Tech details:
    Camera - Canon HSF100
    Lens Adapter - Jag 35 Pro
    Lens - Canon FD 28mm f2.8

    Post production:
    Mocha for After Effects
    After Effects
    Final Cut Pro

    # vimeo.com/12263726 Uploaded 2,085 Plays 6 Comments
  2. Have to insert text on the childrens board.
    Client: Cosmin Fericeanu
    Track made by: Mihnea Prefit
    Software used: Mocha, AfterEffects, Photoshop

    # vimeo.com/12134290 Uploaded 212 Plays 0 Comments
  3. Softwares : Imagineer Mocha v1.5, Adobe After Effects CS4

    # vimeo.com/12072998 Uploaded 191 Plays 0 Comments
  4. For this project, I had to motion track all the screens and replace them with the music video. Mocha was used to track the screens and AfterEffects was used for compositing.

    # vimeo.com/12005418 Uploaded 331 Plays 0 Comments
  5. For this project, I had to motion track and create mattes for the orange truck. I then had to re-color and replace the logos on the truck. Mocha was used to track the truck and create the mattes. AfterEffects was used for compositing, re-coloring and logo replacement.

    # vimeo.com/12005429 Uploaded 197 Plays 0 Comments

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