Week 79 – Sky Matte Paintings

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One thing we wanted from the very beginning with this film was to be able to paint a new custom sky for every shot. Many ideas were cut because of time constraints, but we’re very happy that the skies aren’t one of them because it adds this nice aesthetic appeal as well as allow us to work out the clouds so that they compliment the compositions perfectly. So for this week’s post, here are a few of the matte paintings that were done in the last few days!

And as a little bonus, here’s a new composited shot featuring the mill and villagers in broad day light. Click to see in full size!

Well, that’s it for this time. We hope you’re enjoying your summer, and stay tuned for exciting news coming up on Le Gouffre this fall. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Facebook to always be up to date with the latest happenings!

Week 71 – Cloud projections

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Before introducing this week’s video, we’d like to share with you some very good news! Indeed, we’ve been selected for the first ever IP Incubator Spotlight on CGSociety. Basically, it’s a group where people are encouraged to post every two weeks the progress they’ve made on their personal IP’s so they can stay motivated and get some feedback from the community. Every months, the moderator chooses one project to be in the spotlight, and this time, it’s Le Gouffre!

If you want to have a look yourself, here’s the link:

Now, for this weeks’ video… we thought you’d like to see the technique we used to add movement to our painted clouds, like in our autumn sequence. We don’t explain everything in detail, but it should give you a good enough idea of how it’s done so you can adapt it with whatever program you use.

There you go, we hope you enjoyed this week’s post. Come back soon for more news about Le Gouffre™!