Sunday, February 21, 2010

Realflow in an unusual workflow: Live TV

This project was leaded by the Next Limit team in cooperation with the Spanish Academy Film Industry: 'Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España'. I took part in the whole simulation, meshing and render, basically.

The idea was to make a surprising flood during the Spanish Film Academy Awards 'Los Goya' with Andreu Buenafuente on the stage, a very popular and funny showman in Spain. The true challenge in this case was not -only- the final quality of the result (of course, that´s the most important thing...), but the aditional motivation in this case was to do the final renders even before recording the plate. We had a relative idea about how was the main shapes of the stage, so we had to render the final flood before the real stage was built (48 hours before the show). We recorded Buenafuente the day before, and we had a large -but not enough- night for compositing and saving the final result.

So, in this case the trully 'beautiness' of the water is not the water itself... but the fact of being present in a live action show.

...And here´s the final result (from 00:50 to 01:00):

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