So I’ve finished my video for Some of the creatures have broken the locks on the door to lab 558.
I quite enjoyed working on this one as it comprised so many different techniques – scale miniatures, sculptures and puppetry, macro photography and visual effects. I like the final video but I think it lacks a certain something. It might just be because I’ve been staring at it for so long, but I think it needs abit more ‘oomph’ in the final few moments. I had wanted to do some shots of the city being destroyed by the tentacles. I had a go but didn’t come up with anything that I really liked – although I did use some 3D models within After Effects to create the city, I don’t have enough 3D modelling skills to create exploding buildings etc. I was also running out of time towards the end as we had a deadline this time around (one of the drawbacks of having a record company behind you this time). We’d also agreed that this video would be a little more ‘impressionistic’ than previous efforts like Beast of the Air, however I think it could’ve done with abit more destruction 😉
Here’s a shot of the tentacle being filmed.
And here’s a the lab miniature.