Quick film I did with the kids for Production Crate's may contest.
Edited the sound in Hitfilm Pro as well.
That was 30 seconds of pure fun! Excellent work. What a great use of those toys!
Fantastic stuff. I really love this type of video. Just looks so much fun. Could all the effects be blended in a little more? Probably.Should they? Nope. Perfect as it is.
@DafterThings exactly! Sometimes you don't want "perfect" VFX. They feel "right" for the story as-is.
@DavidLamarre I can only echo the above comments. Since these are the kinds of things I started learning VFX to do they hold a spot near and dear to my heart. I would have never thought to make this from the grandkids playing but it's the perfect idea.
The side view of the kid in the helicopter (0:06 and 0:20) was particularly good and well animated. I played this back several times to see if you actually had a child size helicopter or if you had composited him into the small toy helicopter. Did you film the helicopter with the blades rotating? Or did you have to animate that somehow in post? Also, the shadow of the helicopter for the pickup was a good idea.
Thanks for the great comments. Will share them with the little stars of the video!
For the copter, I filmed in front of a green screen and flicked the blades to make them spin. I copy/pasted to make it last longer. For the shot at the end, I composited a spinning blade that I found on YouTube and colored it black.
That's awesome! Simple story, tons of fun, well paced. I was smiling all the way through, and it made me laugh at the end. Bravo!
Great work @DavidLamarre! Really fun concept and well-executed. Looking forward to checking out more from you