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NCC Demoreel

Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 12:31pm

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Sollthar

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This is a short Demoreel I edited together from footage work on "NightCast" for a local TV channel and for our homepage, finally. The music, in lack of finding usable music, was done by myself. And yes, it does sound like an amiga mod-file. wink

Basically, it's a collection of visual effects shots, compositing and grading mostly done in VisionLab. All shots come with breakdowns, so might even be useful as a slight, if unexplained tutorial.


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Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 1:15pm

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Nice Demoreel Sollthar, it's come along nicely and the breakdowns are good. The music is pretty catchy as well and congratulations on it wink

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Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 9:31pm

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Nice demo reel, some really nifty Visual FX, and most of them you can't tell are visual effects even after watching Nightcast a few times. The music fits well for this kind of short demo reel. I love how you were able to create some really cool virtual sets just using a few images and some people shot in front of a greenscreen.

Great work!
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 10:19pm

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Realy cool! Just out of curiosity what 3d program do you use?
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 10:39pm

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he uses cinema 4d
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 10:55pm

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Thanks guys!

Yeah, I used Cinema4D, Final Cut and the most excellent VisionLab to do pretty much all the effects in NightCast.

I'm actually pretty happy with most of the greenscreen shots. There's roughly 80 greenscreen keyed shots in the film and hardly anyone noticed them. So I'm getting there. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 6:11am

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That was just awesome! Out of curiosity; how long does it usually take to make those graphics into real-life looking people?

Again, Awe and some!
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 9:22am

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Thank you Oboys.

The modelling of those CG Doubles took me about 10 days I think. Including texturing, rigging etc. The original model that was. Doing variations for other actors then took less time since I didn't model them from scratch.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 2:13pm

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Matrix Shot
The Test
This.

You just don't let the word 'effects test' phase you, do you Sollthar? wink Intriguing stuff, indeed. I didn't realize at all that the sewer lid was 3d or that half those shots were. Cool music, too.
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 2:27am

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Sweet demo reel Sollthar. I'm always impressed by your 3D stuff. Notably the bullet follow shot into the tank barrell. That's some pretty ill action right there. I loved the music, but my only gripe is that you didn't show off some of that gorgeous original sound design. Action is so much more dramatic with sound effects!
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 1:50pm

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Nice demo. Your CG stuff is outstanding and blends very well with the rest of your footage. Great greenscreen shots and blends. I would like to pick your brain on this stuff, especially your rag doll usage. Music is... well it just is wink
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 11:32pm

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Matrix Shot
The Test
This.

You just don't let the word 'effects test' phase you, do you Sollthar?
Well, I wouldn't exactly call a Demoreel an "effects test"... smile
Posted: Sun, 27th May 2007, 2:47am

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How is this only a 3.6? This is a brilliant cg modeling demoreel and shows off the amazing quality of Nightcast.

Simply put, this gets a 5 from me. Amazing Sollthar, theres nothing you can't do man.
Posted: Mon, 28th May 2007, 6:15pm

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Thanks for the reel. I really enjoy seeing the finished product in comparison with the pre-rendered footage.
Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 12:04am

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My hands made it into this demoreel.

And for that I am proud!

Well done Marco, thats pretty great, as you'd probably guess I love the grading before and after wipes smile
Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 12:35pm

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I've not had a chance to look at this yet as I'm at work but I have a question about the tutorials on your website Sollthar. The tutorials at

http://www.nccinema.ch/etutorials.html

are excellent but since your website redesign a while back the links to the completed video clips are missing. I've seen them before but new visitors would benefit from seeing the final results. Is there any chance you can reinstate them?
Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 10:32pm

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Thanks all for the kind comments! Sorry for my late response, I've taken the liberty of spending a weekend with my lovely girl OFF the internet. Hehe... smile

the links to the completed video clips are missing. I've seen them before but new visitors would benefit from seeing the final results.
The problem with the final files petet2 is that they were almost all REAL MEDIA files and I don't have the originals anymore... crazy
Well, I have them somewhere, but I don't know where. If I ever find them, I will add the final files back in though. I'm planning to.
Posted: Wed, 30th May 2007, 12:21am

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awsome
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 12:30pm

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Marco a great demo reel......shows the amount of effort and eye for detail required for REAL filmaking.
It's all been said in previous posts so I wont make your head grow bigger...LOL

Beautifully done and your editing on reel is sooo slick......
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 1:02pm

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What's that Davlin? i don't think he heard you, his heads become so big he's lifted off. biggrin

Hehe
Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 1:10am

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Wow, the 3D animation is absolutely incredible!!!

* * * * *, no question!!!

Amazing, Sollthar!

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Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 8:07am

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Sollthar,
That was amazing. If I weren't christian, I would be solltharist. The greenscreening worked amazingly too. I particularly admired the hospital part, with the operating room. I liked how you had the beam of light between the two surgeons.
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Posted: Tue, 5th Jun 2007, 7:40pm

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My friend, that was inspiring. I am inspired by your work.

Tell me, if you don't mind saying, what kind of budget were you working with? I have a sneaking suspicion it doesn't outstrip mine by too much, which would be even more inspiring.
Posted: Thu, 7th Jun 2007, 1:18am

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Simply an amazing job!! I didn't know 85% of CG and 3d shots were CG and 3D shots. Great job!
Posted: Sun, 10th Jun 2007, 4:17am

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Very impressive. What 3D graphic program do you use, if you don't mind. That's the one thing I don't have yet and don't know what to get. My buddy uses 3D Studio Max and it seems pretty good. Once again, VERY IMPRESSIVE. Nice work.
Posted: Sun, 10th Jun 2007, 4:51am

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FunkytheClown wrote
Very impressive. What 3D graphic program do you use, if you don't mind.
Well if you bothered to read all the posts you can see he says he uses Cinema 4D. razz
Posted: Sun, 10th Jun 2007, 4:43pm

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coooooooooooool!
Posted: Mon, 11th Jun 2007, 12:14am

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B3N : Well if you bothered to read all the posts you can see he says he uses Cinema 4D.

Well I didn't "bother". smile
But thanks for telling.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jun 2007, 11:45pm

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Thrawn wrote:

I didn't know 85% of CG and 3d shots were CG and 3D shots.
Hum... Did you actually calculate?

wink
Posted: Sun, 12th Apr 2009, 4:42pm

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How did you become so good at animation!?!
Posted: Sun, 12th Apr 2009, 7:02pm

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I tried and tried and tried. smile

Thanks for the compliment!
Posted: Tue, 14th Apr 2009, 7:48pm

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thats fine... but one more thing, did you make the animation then import it as media in vision lab studio? surprised
Posted: Wed, 15th Apr 2009, 6:08am

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No, I composited in Cinema4D directly. VisionLab was only used for garbage mattes and some color grading.
Posted: Wed, 15th Apr 2009, 9:49am

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k thanks biggrin
Posted: Thu, 16th Apr 2009, 10:06pm

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Hi Sollthar, I really dont want to keep nagging you with questions but i was just wandering, i was on the nightcast website, and on the CG doubles i noticed you took pictures of Fabian from all sides and then mapped(?) his face with green dots... im presuming you did this with Cinema 4d and just want to know what tool you use to do it. Thanks so much for all your feedback smile
Posted: Thu, 16th Apr 2009, 10:08pm

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No worries. I make my textures in Photoshop and model and texture my 3D stuff in Cinema4D, yeah.