Some of you may be familiar with the web show Film Riot, which aims to provide a free online film school. It’s very helpful and also very entertaining, and if you’re interested in film making it’s definitely worth checking out. But I digress.
Film Riot have ‘Monday Challenges’ where viewers are invited to produce a short film within usually two weeks on a certain aspect of film making. This time it was Visual Effects, so I thought I’d give it a shot using some of the models and effects I’ve created.
The idea is based on a UK TV series called ‘Primeval’ where prehistoric creatures come through doorways in time known as anomalies.
The main problem with this I think is camera shake - I decided not to use a stabiliser and to go for fully handheld to try and get a ‘found footage’ feel but I think I may have overdone it a bit. It also made camera tracking pretty tricky.