I feel kind of uncomfortable starting this thread, because I'm more of a lurker, and don't really post here very often. This is a clip from a film I've been working on with a number of talented people for the past few years. It's an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the goal of which is to be more faithful to the book than other versions that have come before. We're just starting to make some solid headway, and this halloween we revealed our Wicked Witch of the West in a brief little clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQkDTbamgXc
What reaction there's been has been fairly positive so far, but I'm at a point for the moment where all I can see are the flaws. I'd love to get some constructive criticism on this bad boy, stuff that I can tweak before it makes its way into the final film, or lessons I can take away for other scenes.
If the project interests you, you can learn more about it at our (currently Witched up) website.
And as this is a Hitfilm forum and I assume somebody's going to ask; all the compositing was done in Hitfilm. Handheld shots were motion-tracked in SynthEyes and then it's all 3D layers in Hitfilm. I did a pretty detailed write-up on the effects work here: http://wonderfulwizardmovie.blogspot.com/2011/11/misery-business.html