15 Nov 2011
The scene was created in Cinema 4D R12.5 and photoshop was not used in post production to retouch either image in any way whatsoever. Renders took about twenty four hours each to complete at 350dpi and a printable size of 11″x17″. Images ©2011 creative armada.
Geek Stuff: The scene uses both GI and AO and the skydome is an HDRI map of a Victorian Parisian garden.
Thanks to the hard work of Executive Producer Robert Parham, the short film Buster Jones: The Movie, has won 1st Place at the Chico CA Show Us Your Shorts Film Festival. Buster seems to have legs and keeps creating a buzz wherever it ends up. We are all hoping the fans will have their day in the sun and the entire film will be released. For now, you can see the short here: Buster Jones Trailer
Buster Jones IMDB
Special FX, compositing, 3D motion Tracking, matte painting, paintbox, and Sound Design as well as key cinematography by Creative Armada. Co-Produced by Jeff Cavanaugh of Creative Armada
19 Jul 2011
In June of 2011, our friends at AllPlanet.com asked us to help do 3D pre visualization of the stage, lighting, pipe and drape, projection screens, and floor seating plot for the Kalachakra 20011 event to be held from July 6-16th at Verizon center in Washington DC. The goal was not only to work with His Holiness’s office to ensure proper arrangement of the throne, thangkas (tapestries), and mandala enclosure but also to help the technical team figure out precise line-of-sight for the camera angles and determine if seated audience members views would be obstructed. We used the overhead CAD drawing provided by the engineering team to determine scale and position of the stage and lighting truss and then brought that into Cinema 4D r12 to build the geometry and place the lights and cameras. Overall very few changes were made between the pre-vis and actual stage but most notably the left and right rear projection screens were lowered for better presentation to the whole arena. It was an absolute pleasure working with All Planet and His Holiness’s office in Dharmsala on this pre visualization and we look forward to doing similar projects for theatre and film in the future.