Friday, November 7, 2014

Sonic fails miserably at rescuing a cat from a tree

I did some compositing on this Sonic commercial. I took care of the wide shot where Knuckles pulls the tree out of the ground. That shot was a lot of fun.
I worked on the final shot with Sonic holding the cat. That shot was BRUTAL. It's one of those times when you just want to lay down and not get up for a long time. The cat looked terrible. We went a week overdue trying to get the cat somewhat presentable. If I learned anything from this project it's that I have the patience of a coma patient, that is screaming inside their own mind.
In the end, Sonic fans like the commercial and I can't ask for any more than that.

*Update on the 3rd stop-motion short*
It's finished! The animation by Claude (same animator that did Sonic above) looks amazing. The production quality and story is the best of the 3 shorts. It is the work I'm most proud of.

Buuuuutttttttttttttt........due to circumstances out of my control, it will probably never be shown. Big sad face =(