Thursday, October 25, 2012

Short Film: The Green Ruby Pumpkin

Since Halloween is right around the corner (next Wednesday!), I thought I'd share this enchanting CGI-animated short film about a particular wondrous pumpkin. What blew my mind is that this entire film was shot in a living room! I'm quite impressed:

The Green Ruby Pumpkin is a magical and fun short film that captures the enchantment of Halloween.
It was a passion project that was created by two Senior visual effects artists. Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma.
This entire project was shot in the living room. watch the making of here:
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You can watch this film as well as Other directors films at the Stage5 site: :

Oh, and in case you're curious, here's the making-of video. 

This is a small selection of some of the assets, and VFX created by Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma
for the short film "The Green Ruby Pumpkin" watch here:
The entire project was rendered on 7 computers, Running Maya for 3D, Mudbox for sculpting,
Mari and Mudbox for Texture Painting, Vray for rendering, Nuke for compositing. A lot of shortcuts had to be used in order to manage our render times Including 3d projections in nuke, miniatures, and practical elements.
The majority of the vfx work was just us two, however we had great help from friends on the rigging and animation side of things. We wanted to make sure everything you see on screen was designed and or fabricated by our team.
We learned a lot and hope to keep improving as storytellers and visual artists. Thank you for watching.

Is anyone looking forward to Halloween?

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