GRASP THE POWER OF VFX
The media and Entertainment industry has enabled the VFX sector to achieve greater heights. Visual Effects are often integrated to a movie’s story and appeal and allow creators and filmmakers to make breathtaking imaginary universe and achieve stunts that would be impossible to film in the real world. Whether it’s creating massive destruction scenes or expanding the scope of production, nearly every film now requires visual effects for support. VFX has fluid and overlapping pipeline, depending on the storyline of the content bring created. For ease of understanding, it is classified into 3 stages:
PRE – PRODUCTION
Pre-production starts with the pre-visualization or pre-viz of the story. An integral part of every VFX shoot is the guide during live shoots, for frames and shots. Pre-vix involves story ideation, script-writing, story-boarding, animatics, initial concept art, character design, BG design and the colour for look development.
After pre-production, live shoot of the scenes are done using film making techniques. The production stage also includes integrating Computer Generated (CG) characters, background and effects that blend with live action. CG production consists of 3D modelling, texturing, eigging, animation, lighting, rendering and FX. The production also involves shooting high-dynamics-range images (HDRI) to create image-based lighting for ‘CG-live Action’ integration.
POST – PRODUCTION
Post-shooting, rotoscopy and clean-up (wire/object removal, etc.) is done for each frame. Going forward, with accurate camera tracking, the matching of the live action camera along with CG camera is carried out. Artist then create the frames and backgrounds for the final output. Here, with matte painting, the artist replace the background and then blend it together through compositing so that all the visuals from the live-action and CG come together to create to create a photo-realistic output.