The Grandmaster | Visual Effects Making Of
The making of On the Motorway, by Metronomy. Now you know.
In the same vein…… here’s the making of Magma.
And this is the making of the world’s smallest movie.
The making of Samsung King of TV.
The making of Sandman from The Rise of the Guardians.
Featured Artist: Rafael Valleperde
We are excited to feature Rafael Valleperde on our blog today. Rafael, originally from Brazil, works as a CGI artist in New Zealand. We discovered his work on Vimeo, where he posted this amazing Evil Octopus video.
Novedge: Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do.
Rafael Valleperde: I’m a CGI Artist focused on creating for the advertising market, but I’m always interested into any kind of creative project that could use some help :) Personally I’m pretty easy going and love outdoor activities like hiking, camping etc.
N: What keeps you inspired?
RV: Everything. I believe that having a fresh view of life is enough to get inspiration from every experience. The world speaks to us all the time, we just need to listen.
I’m also really addicted to CG forums: I love spending hours there just watching work from my mates in the industry. And drawing really helps as well.
N: What is a recent project that you worked on?
RV: I have been sooo busy lately , December is always a crazy time for the advertising market, and unfortunately I can’t show/talk much about it.
Here, though, are a few projects I can share with you guys.
On the personal side I got the raptor (happyraptor!!) which was just like those crazy ideas that you have and need to spit out.
The Evil Octopus is another personal project that I quite enjoyed doing. You can see its making of here.
One project that we worked on here at LightFarm is the new Cadbury Joyville ads , standard CGI+picture+creative retouching job. They were just released here nationwide in New Zealand. To create them we worked together with photographer Chris Williams from BlackBox. He supplied the Talent and assets and we created the environment.
Another cool job was the Wasps for ANZ bank here in New Zealand. Created entirely in CGI, it took us 3 to 4 weeks to create both images. Really nice project to work on. Done for Whybin/TBWA under the creative direction of Cece Chui, who was super cool.
Last, but not least, another cool project is the Music Battle image done with my colleagues at LightFarm. Created for Clemenger BBDO from Wellington.
N: What software do you use?
R: Modo, 3ds Max, Zbrush and Photoshop mainly, but there are a few scattered other programs as well.
N: What innovations do you see in your field (now or in the future)?
Doing CGI is something that’s always changing: the software gets better , more people are doing it, you can never stop improving. By its very nature CGI is always evolving. One thing that might be a common feeling for people in our field is that video is getting more and more common as media gets more more dynamic with iPads and that sort of thing. So, get ready to animate, people, because still imagery is going down!