Film Update

Today I essentially (strong emphasis on “essentially”) finished editing the first short film I’ve made in about 5 months. Put simply, its a trailer/prologue to the Steve vs. Steve sequel I plan (stronger emphasis on “plan”) on shooting over the summer; let’s call it Steve Vs. Steve 1.5. My main goal when creating any of the Steve Vs. Steve films is not so much to tell some grand philosophical and intellectually stimulating story about good vs. evil. I much rather like to make them as sort of milestones and markers for where I am at when it comes to film making. Unlike the last SVS, the prologue is less visual effects heavy. Instead I chose to focus on studying color correction and color grading techniques. This is first film (America notwithstanding) that I color graded from start to finish, making sure that all scenes kept to the same tones and atmosphere. I think, and perhaps you might as well, that this really enhances the dramatic feel of the film. 

I look at the first SVS as the culmination of several months of visual fx study, research, and experimentation with various programs. I think the 1.5 installment will be a return to more fundamental aspects of film making that I’ve been studying over these past few months. Though rest assured, the future installment will have some pretty damn good effects.  

I’ve been putting a lot of time into learning a program called Cinema 4D. This is the result of what I’ve learned so far.
The text was created in Cinema 4D and the photos were edited together in After Effects and Photoshop. I thought it would be interesting to see how well I could incorporate myself in the scene with some realism. It’s not as refined as I’d like it to be (I think the lighting and shadows of my character are off) but it’s not a bad start considering it’s my second day with the program.
I took a few different photos of myself against a green backdrop; keyed that out and masked out my legs from the knee down because the screen didn’t go down to the floor. I brought those photos into Photoshop for some color correction, added a shadow for myself, and also added the vignette around the “Take2Films.”  
It took a good amount of time but I think the end result is really nice. Expect to see more 3d work in the future, maybe even some video. 

I’ve been putting a lot of time into learning a program called Cinema 4D. This is the result of what I’ve learned so far.

The text was created in Cinema 4D and the photos were edited together in After Effects and Photoshop. I thought it would be interesting to see how well I could incorporate myself in the scene with some realism. It’s not as refined as I’d like it to be (I think the lighting and shadows of my character are off) but it’s not a bad start considering it’s my second day with the program.

I took a few different photos of myself against a green backdrop; keyed that out and masked out my legs from the knee down because the screen didn’t go down to the floor. I brought those photos into Photoshop for some color correction, added a shadow for myself, and also added the vignette around the “Take2Films.”  

It took a good amount of time but I think the end result is really nice. Expect to see more 3d work in the future, maybe even some video.