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Offline Will Gibbons

Fallen - Short Film
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:16:47 pm »
Hi! I hope everyone had a nice holiday and a good end to a crazy year. I wanted to share the results of a project I began working on a long time ago and did a little bit here and there as I traveled for work. It's not perfect and there's plenty I wish I could change, but since the rendering took so long on my old computer, I'm not about to re-do any of it.

The whole goal of this was to focus on narrative and tell a story, something I'll be focusing on doing more of with my renderings this year.

https://vimeo.com/248815739

The whole thing was animated and rendered in KeyShot, then edited in Premiere Pro. Feel free to offer C&C or ask any questions. I've documented my process elsewhere, but it would be too much work to share all of that here. If you're curious, you'll be able to search it online.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 12:19:52 pm by Will Gibbons »

Offline Arian Shamil

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 01:08:25 pm »
Hi Will,
As i told to you on Vimeo, this is an amazing project!
I loved everything about it.....subject, cameras and lighting.....this is a little masterpiece in my opinion :)
Really an amazing work!

Offline Will Gibbons

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 07:23:19 am »
Thanks so much Arian! That's a great compliment. Thanks for watching.

Offline DMerz III

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 08:45:05 pm »
Simply kick ass man, great stuff, loving the materiality and those camera movements are great!

Offline feher

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 04:49:51 pm »
Will,
GREAT work. I loved it.
I hope you don't put this to the side. Would love to see you refine this to the way you want it.
Tim

Offline Will Gibbons

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 07:05:12 am »
Will,
GREAT work. I loved it.
I hope you don't put this to the side. Would love to see you refine this to the way you want it.
Tim

Thanks Tim. Some of the materials could have been dialed in and the lighting as well. The quick camera movement toward the end also is not my favorite, but I'm not about to re-render what took nearly 3 months on my old rig, hah. I'll be doing plenty more animations this year though!

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Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 12:16:58 am »
Solid work, Will!
Must feel good to finish up a massive piece like that.

Really inspiring!

Offline Speedster

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 09:38:37 am »
Will, what can I say except Thank You!

I lost many friends in Viet Nam.  And family members on the beaches of Normandy.  Your use of the jacks as a metaphor is so profound.

In Peace...

Bill G

Offline Will Gibbons

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 12:35:15 pm »
Solid work, Will!
Must feel good to finish up a massive piece like that.

Really inspiring!

Thanks Esben, as always, I appreciate it. It does. It puts wind in my sails for more projects. :)

Will, what can I say except Thank You!

I lost many friends in Viet Nam.  And family members on the beaches of Normandy.  Your use of the jacks as a metaphor is so profound.

In Peace...

Bill G

Hi Bill, that's a very meaningful comment. While I don't have any direct ties (through family or other) to the US Services, I certainly respect what some endure regardless of personal, political or moral views. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The jacks detail was a fun discovery. Thanks a lot!

Offline crankin

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 01:12:24 am »
Beautiful. Love the textures and depth of field. The quick pan certainly doesn't fit in with the rest of the slow movement. Also the opening rising and panning movement could be more refined. Perhaps instead of up and across, up and slowly across at the same time might be worth playing with. I appreciate how hard and time consuming these animations are. Overall - excellent, and good to see quality animation all done in keyshot.

Offline Will Gibbons

Re: Fallen - Short Film
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 07:57:34 am »
Beautiful. Love the textures and depth of field. The quick pan certainly doesn't fit in with the rest of the slow movement. Also the opening rising and panning movement could be more refined. Perhaps instead of up and across, up and slowly across at the same time might be worth playing with. I appreciate how hard and time consuming these animations are. Overall - excellent, and good to see quality animation all done in keyshot.

Thanks! I absolutely agree re: camera movements. I've learned from this and have since moved on. Another one in the works :)