It has been a long time since we've posted a full video. 'Stabscotch' was a year ago now
As mentioned in the Girl Fight: DARES thread
, the birth of my youngest daughter, Violet, two years ago has reduced my spare time substantially.
However, we are BACK... finally!
Many ideas were thrown around for how to incorporate Violet into a video with her big sisters. We did have one idea that fell through because be waited to long and Violet grew to old. And, with a younger performer, we didn't want a blood bath. I had to settle for 'implied' violence.
So 'Dinosaur Attack' was born. It actually felt very appropriate as both my older girls first videos were against CGI dragons. (They are viewable online on our website linked here
, I'm very happy with how well they hold up)
Quick information about this video.
This is the first video I have filmed in 1080p. I never went higher than 720p in the past.
1080p did lead to a huge increase in file size. Rendering took longer as well.
The Dinosaur is animated and rendered in Poser over a transparent background. The Dinosaur model itself was chosen because it was the best high-resolution model available. (The free velociraptor model looked crap)
Hitfilm was used for the editing, grading, green screen removal and lots and lots of masking.
Sounds was recorded off-camera with a Zoom H1 handy recorder. Which reminded me how difficult it is to match audio with video in Hitfilm
Last little piece of filming information... yes, filming with a 'almost' two year old is difficult. Some takes we just had to keep because that was the best of what we could get. However the only shot I wish I could redo is the outside scene that has just a little too much soft-focus. Watch through the credits to see a little of fun it was filming with Violet!http://youtu.be/k_fIwaT-Gag