Fragile's first foley sound mix done. Footsteps, stabbing, key in door etc all in place using Soundtrack Pro using Vimeo video export as reference.
Mocha Pro's tracks of the wall and door do drift slightly. I am sure if I went back into Mocha I could easily resolve this but seeing as Shake's tracks are pretty solid there doesn't seem any point apart from proving Mocha can do it!! If I get time perhaps I will.
On the other hand, the trickier track of Jo's shirt is solid and Mocha has proved it's weight in gold. Spot on. Comp'd the whole lot in Shake and rendered out to FCP 7.
Two online banners approved out of the three supplied. Not a bad result seeing as I have never seen the film! I have been asked to supply a title banner for their website.
No details on sizes available but it looks like a WordPress site which has a background image that fills the whole screen so have based it on Twitter's background dimensions of 2500x1600 pixels. Will have to see how that works out.
Despite using a strange DVD logo the plain label has been approved!
Had the opportunity to open up the Shake tracking data exports from Mocha in Shake and all three tracks work perfectly using the Match Move Node provided.
Going to re work all the blood in the Fragile scene now using this tracking data.
Well pleased !!!
Got the opportunity this morning to quickly export the tracking data for all three tracks from the Fragile 'blood' scene as Shake scripts. So far so good. The fun starts in Shake.
Last time I did this the tracking data didn't match up to the footage in Shake so was pointless. Fingers crossed this works!!
Shake is old and not supported so I am guessing it's days are well numbered. I do have the new Motion but if I am honest the closest replacement is probably After Effects. One to save up for!!
It's taken 2 days for my dear old Mac to render 400 frames but it has done it and it looks good. Rendered a ProRes 444 HQ .mov file as well as a separate alpha ov outvof C4D. Brought into Shake and plugged in the alpha. Found that I needed to use one of colour channels in the title node to get the alpha to work - this way though I was able to use a brightness node on the alpha channel to effect the opacity. Works a treat.
Rendered out the title minus the moon. Will have to adjust the timeline in FCP 7 to get the extended version in!
Next time around I am going to export a png image sequence from Cinema 4D as that carries transparency details - apparently image sequences are better.
After treating myself to Mocha Pro v3 I have decided to re-track the wide scene in Dexterity Film's upcoming short film 'Fragile'. Shake has had a good effort at it and I will keep its results but there is slight drift so it would be rude not to employ the big gun of tracking - Mocha Pro
Using just translation on the wall behind actress Jo and the door next to her it looks like a solid track first time. I say looks like because Cinema 4D is currently rendering like mad the new title sequence so my poor old Mac is struggling and I don't have real time play back. Not to be put off I then tried to track her shirt.
Bearing in mind the footage is grainy, dark and flickering, it looks like it has tracked okay first time.
Proof will be in the fun part of exporting the tracking data to Shake as a match move node. Previously I have struggled with this but as long as I check out some tutorials today and take my time, I have high hopes!!
Set off Cinema 4D to render 400 frames of the new title sequence. Not adjusted the speed but have made the 'glass like' title break at different times. Fingers crossed it does the trick. I suspect it will be rendering for a couple of days at least!
I have been given the opportunity to redesign the DVD disc label for Hard House Pictures' short film Dark Journey.
I have had to start from scratch as there aren't any real existing assets to use as the existing design for the labels and cover are all flattened jpegs. Have used a font similiar to the existing one which if they like, can always use on the cover. My version is quite subtle so not sure what the feedback will be!
There is an opportunity to also rework their banner ads.