Creative Futures- Breakdown Video

A breakdown video was one of the things I wanted to include in my show branding and interpretation. I thought it would be an interesting way to display how the short was made in a way that both people familiar with VFX and those who aren’t would enjoy watching.

The first thing I did was look at different breakdown videos to see how they were generally laid out, including ones from previous years. BFX had a lot of great breakdowns, so I consulted them.

I really liked this  breakdown- albeit I am biased for this short. I liked the breakdowns for the lighting and the models- the timing and beat of the short felt great too.

I really liked the prop turntables in this short and the layout of these. The were visually pleasing for the display here.

I started looking at what I needed to include in my scene. Michael suggested I look at interesting way for a scene build- having the different props come in. I decided to have them fall in, landing with a bounce, inspired by my animation.

Below is the beginning of the breakdown video. I really liked how the scene build ups were looking- they had a nice character to them. The only comments I really had was the pause at the end of each of the animation clips. The next thing to do is fix these and then add the music in.

Breakdown video Final: 


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