Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Fun World of Compositing.

Click the image to see the screenshot in it's full glory.


One problem I'm coming across is web compression tho. The cel emulation technique (duped character layers, gaussian blurred and at a low opacity) and grain addition get just about lost in the mix when I shrink the video and it gets compressed (see the commercial down a couple posts). To my lament, I think I'm going to have to make two versions of each film. One high quality HD, and another one where the grain size and cel effects are pumped up for the smaller version for the web.

Any editors or other filmmakers have some thoughts? Is there a way I could cheat this? Mainly my stuff is going to be shown on the web, but I would like to make super high quality DVD's that would even look nice on the silver screen.

Anyway, back to work. Just gotta knock sound out on this bad boy, then I'm going to start doing voice work for the longest cartoon I've tackled to date! More to come!

Oh and it's my pal Hayden's birthday:

3 comments:

James said...

Wow, that really does look like cels. And that caricature is funny as hell.

ALBERT PARDO said...

-WATEVER YOU DO WITH THAT FROG ALWAYS MAKES ME LAFF, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE...

Dustin Haynes said...

Wow, sweet cel emulation trick...!