Music video teaser
So, my first official bit of publicly visible Hitfilm-ery is now up on YooToob: whilst working on a small part of a music video I've been toiling over for a while very late last night, I got struct with a bit of 2AM bravado and decided to slap together a quick ~30-second teaser for it. Very much a "YES!!!! GRRRRR!! Let's DO THIS!!!!!!" off-the-cuff kind of thing that sometimes happens when you're not fully awake but still have too much creative energy going (sometimes with catastrophic results... )
(and hey...a teaser for a MUSIC video? Yeah, that's not pretentious... ) )
Essentially, the music video and the underlying song is based on the whole "Mayan Doomsday" prediction from last December that never happened. The concept basically is an alternate take on it, from a slightly different angle.
Anyway, the is mainly using a 3D sphere object with one of the NASA images of Earth mapped onto it, some "opening spacecraft viewport doors" that made a lot of use of Light Wrap (love it! ) and various levels of lighting and flare grades to give the effect of the light streaming through it as it opens. The "Mayan HUD" was worked up using Blufftitler and composited in; I pieced everything together in Vegas and quickly used some subtle grading using Magic Bullet Quick Looks.
Again, this was all pretty half-asleep/spur-of-the-moment, but I'm fairly happy with the results so far anyway, especially viewed in HD. We'll see what happens when I'm more awake when I go at things...