Had a bit of spare time today so I thought I would update the Digital Anthill logo used at the end of the videos.
The animation needed to be pretty short, just long enough to get the message across. After playing around with a few variations I liked this one the most. Starts out as a bit of a cluster of logos, then rotating round to reveal the complete logo.
I used the following software in this approximate order.. Illustrator, After effects, Element 3D, Ease and Wizz, Optical Flares, Film Convert 2.
Uppercut Productions – Ident Test Renders from Rob Antill on Vimeo.
Here’s some initial test renders created while developing an ident for the Nottingham based company Upper Cut Productions. They specialise in aerial photography.
I wanted to try out the Element3D plugin for After effects, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn and test it. The above video is some examples I played with to see how the plugin performed… basically I think its a amazing, to create something like this in 3DSMax would have taken me ages.. mainly due to rendering times. The great thing about Element is that its all GPU rendered, so its super duper fast. It does have its limitations but for this kind of stuff its revolutionary.
The final version of the ident was used in this awesome time-lapse video.
Sony Music Timeline from Rob Antill on Vimeo.
Glad to finally get this project out! It’s been in development that past 5ish months and we’ve had to keep it strictly under wraps.
Check out www.sonymusictimeline.com for all the details.
Click below to see some behind-the-scenes snaps.
GoPro Dolly – Motor Testing from Rob Antill on Vimeo.
I’ve got a big exciting project coming up which will involve a fair amount of time-lapse bits. So to make the shots look a bit more interesting I set out to make my own motorized time-lapse dolly. The above video was shot entirely with a GoPro Hero 2 and the little rig I built.
Click below to read how it was made…
Tribe Brand Communication Showreel 2011 from Tribe Brand Communication on Vimeo.
So I’ve been a busy bee the past 3 months, working on the tribe showreel. It’s finally complete and released into the wild..
I’m putting together a how it was made post soon..
So Its been while since my last post… I don’t know why but I seem to have very little spare time nowadays. I guess working a full time job really does take its toll on personal projects and keeping things updated. Any way at the beginning of April I went back out to the French Alps with some friends from Nottingham Trent Uni. Once again we had an awesome time. The snow wasn’t amazing with it being towards the end of the season, however the X-games were held there only a few weeks before so the parks were top level. We spent most the days shredding them up. I filmed quite a bit again.. standard, this time I didn’t edit all the footage to music etc so I just created a few little videos that consisted of the best bits, these went up on facebook.
I did get time to produce the following little edit. While on the slope I had the idea of the camera pole floating between people by getting someone to carry it from behind. We did a few trial runs and it actually ended up being quite difficult. The person being filmed had to remember not to get the person who handed the camera to them in shot. The person taking the camera around had to make sure their shadow wasn’t in the shot. We tried it a few times, The following edit has been chopped up a bit to make it go to the beat, also to cut out any bits where you could see the carrier.
Magic Floaty Cam from Rob Antill on Vimeo.
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A few months back Simon at Tribe came to me with a cool brief. It was basically to produce two lines that flow around in a 3D space. It would be used as the background on a holding page for the company Parallel Pictures.
Simon did the design and Ben sorted the code.
The site has recently gone live! Below is a screen grab of the finished holding page. Here’s a link to the site (It may have changed).
More on how this was done after the break…