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environment after Santiago Calatrava

- 3ds Max
- After Effects


Another more ambitious project. Two stills from a sequence delivered across three screens - hence the wide, film-like format and the dividing lines.
I constructed a virtual model of Santiago Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum by eye; rendered numerous passes around it, then composited them together with a pair of dancers performing a choreographed routine against green-screen.
This project brought its own particular demands:
I had to deal with de-interlacing and problematic keying; unfamiliar composition dimensions with different target screen sizes, and the logistics of working at unusually large image dimensions.
On the creative side, I still had to strike a suitable tension between the 3d-generated architecture and the rhythms of the dance. Working the pre-choreographed footage into the mix, the instinct was to depict the figures as though they were 'grounded' within the scene - frequently this meant having to reconcile warring perspectives and POV.