Motion Capture in Vietnam!

What do you do when you have barely weeks before you are expected to deliver a character animated film for the client?

Our team at Digipost answered the question with the motion capture solution.

Working with seasoned professionals like Visual Effects Supervisor, Rob O’Neil and Director Peter Aquilina, we coordinated with a motion capture studio in Australia, Deakin Labs, to produce a video for the Omo brand in Vietnam.

Unlike the traditional animation process, doing motion capture massively cuts down weeks of animation into a single day.  A perfect solution when you are up against the wall in time.  All we needed was to finalize the 3D models and renders of the character and plan all the actions in a single day of shoot with the motion capture studio.  The process is different but the principals are basically the same when it comes to storyboarding and mapping out the stories in frames.

This being our first attempt, we team up with our partner, RICE & Partners, a video content company, to produce this film.

Check out our montage video for our process!

For more information on motion capture, do get in touch with us at producer@digipostglobal.com.  We would love to hear from you!

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DIGIPOST SHOWREEL 2017

It’s 2017! It’s the time to reflect. To introspect. To look back on a stimulating year of change. Here is a quick compilation of our body of work. Excellently curated with impeccable editing to showcase just the right moments. This is how we compress a year’s worth of blood and sweat. Here are the final outputs minus the stress, drama, hate and love involved in creating our magic.

Thank you to all the clients who put their faith in us in 2016 and we look forward to more exciting collaborations.

In the words of Thom Yorke..

“This goes
Beyond me
Beyond you

We are
Just happy to serve
Just happy to serve
You”

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‘The Maze’ TVC vfx breakdown

“The Maze” is a 30 sec commercial shots for Khang Duoc Sam. The TVC is shot entirely on greenscreen. Since this is a commercial that heavily relies on VFX, as a post house we were involved since the early stages to guarantee a smooth post-production workflow without too many surprises further down the line. First we were given a rough storyboard and the directors treatment. Base on those and on clients comments we started with an animatic just to give us a rough idea about the overall timing.

Since the VFX are so crucial we decided to create a rough 3D previz before the actual shoot. This would be used as a guideline and to see how to best translate camera angles from the storyboard to something that can actually be shot.

After the production we got the offline cut on in which we would start to setup all our final 3D shots. At this stage we did a shot by shot analysis to get a good idea on what had to be done on each shots. This included tracking, clean-ups, the set extensions and layout of the 3d elements. Based on that we created a previz based on the offline cut.

Once we got approval on the previz we proceeded with rendering and final tweaks to all shots and subsequently compositing.

Article by Leonard Monichi, Visual Effects Supervisor.