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May 11, 2016#

Faking a moon landing!

Guardian_credit-Louis du Mont (1)

Finished putting together the shots from a recent, massively fun job for Gramafilm. The work consisted of 20 VFX shots orf various complexity, featuring live-action astronauts on both the Moon and an adapted version of the ISS. My work started on set as VFX supervisor, each day I was able to test post processes on the set to give an idea of the end shot as well as starting to model the various CG objects.

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Shoot done, it was full steam ahead to produce all the VFX shots within a few weeks. Working closely with Grama to block out scenes and for the edit to see just how much of each shot would been needed. I was quite happy with how a scene that included floating popcorn turned out, however it was eventually cut as I assume popcorn wouldn’t been an astronauts first choice for a micro gravity meal.

All the CG elements were created in Lightwave 3D and the compositing with After Effects. You can watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFrgNiweQDk

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