With the help of photographer Lorenz Holder, COOPH presents 11 simple tips and tricks on how to shoot great drone photography. With a little creativity and some clever ideas, you can achieve unique perspectives that would not be possible with a normal camera. Get yourself a drone, take to the air and share the results with us on the links below! All photography was shot on the DJI Mavic Pro.
Go play with your Drone #share your work experience
Ended with my recent vfxshot film “KEEPSMILE” for creativeminds2017 competition. Again we have 90sec to showcase our film making & VFX techniques. It took approx one an a half month for completing this 90sec vfx film.Hopefully again we win in this category.Soon i’ll post the breakdown,storyboard and hole process how we did it.
Till then Play with Visual effects #vfxforever #keepsmile:D
That Year was 2010 when i decided to compile all my small idea’s together into a reel which you can say my first so called “SHOWREEL” because in our field if you don’t have anything to show that means you are wasting your time here you need to change your taste.
For freelancing ,official job and society respect only one thing is required which is your reel & portfolio.i did lots of Rnd work before making my first reel .i asked google “how to make a good reel?” and i got some blog those were saying that your reel length should be in between 1 min to 2 min maximum. although i was very confuse because i had lots of experiments which i have done for my VFX & Filmmaking. But after reading the blog on google i decided to add some of my best footage’s on my first reel. I knew that my video quality was not too good but i just wanted to show my visual experience on small duration. Yes it was not easy but i tried so much for it.Then finally i made this reel.It took one month for final compilation.After rendering i wanted to see the response of my mentors and friends for my reel.and i got the positive response from their side.But it was now the END
Soon i received the best comment from someone who was taking my interview for his company names “PI studio,Hyderabad” they wanted 5 junior compositors and motion designers for their company.while i was showing my reel to him and my reel intro was began he paused the video and said who did this title sequence at the beginning .I said “Sir,I did this on 3ds max and after effects” then he said to me” Are you ready to re locate” i said ” Why not Sir”and i got the job as a junior compositor in Hyderabad.:DDDDD
I shared this incident with you all because i wanted to tell you that always believe on your works and experiments. no matter how small and silly it was… carry on experimenting new things
“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU CAN DO UNBELIEVABLE THINGS”
In the visual effects industry, the term rotoscoping refers to the technique of manually creating a matte for an element on a live-action plate so it may be composited over another background.
Rotoscoping has often been used as a tool for visual effects in live-action movies. By tracing an object, the moviemaker creates a silhouette (called a matte) that can be used to extract that object from a scene for use on a different background. While blue and green screen techniques have made the process of layering subjects in scenes easier, rotoscoping still plays a large role in the production of visual effects imagery.
There are two categories of rotoscoping in viusal effects.First is “VFX ROTOSCOPING” where we only focus on the outer areas and not to worry about the inner part of the object because we don’t need to create a fake depth for our scene.But if we want to create a fake depth to our movie which looks virtual realistic on screen.This technique is known as “STEREOSCOPING”and This type of movies are often shoot with the normal cameras and after shooting we generate the depth map for movie at post production where we need to create a depth map by manually tracing the scene on software through ROTOSCOPING process this kind of rotoscoping is called “STEREOSCOPING ROTOSCOPE”but the tasking for this type of rotoscoping is not too easy because we have to focus on the inner and outer part of an object.Stereoscopic movies are nowadays on demand,and market has launched stereoscoping cameras where it will automatically capture the scene and provide the depth map for stereo conversion.But in terms of rotoscoping depth map will created by manually.and tasking will be different from vfx rotoscoping.
COOPH presents a photography tutorial with 9 tips and tricks on photo composition, using the help of Steve McCurry’s incredible photographs. Special thanks go to Steve McCurry for his time and permission to use his photographs in this video!
It was my pleasure to be a part of one workshop named “Fun Cut” conducted by Mr Manish Sharma(my mentor) and me for aspiring filmmakers .It was a 6 days workshop which includes fundamental of composition,use of lenses and lighting study for different shoots.after that there was a small portion of editing where i need to shot anything and show them how to setup a scene in different lighting conditions.As a cinematographer i planned something different for them and took one small room in day light then create a light setup for night scene and shot a scene on “PSYCHO THEME” Filmmaking is very tedious job but still we enjoyed a lot during shoot then next day i edited the shot and show them how we do edit on this kind of theme because suspense editing is challenging as always.
“I always try to copy his camera moves,lighting setup,characterization,character expressions. You know to whom i am talking about none other then “The Master of Suspense” Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock ..Thanks for giving such a wonderful cinema to us.” # RESPECT #deepak’s cut #vfxforever
whenever i have free time i do this thing because motion design is something which i love the most after VFX and film-making.I created this GIF animation just to refine my animation principles which we used to apply on our motion works.and if i get the opportunity to share this thing to anyone i always start with this practice .i thought if you want to create good motion design for professional world you need to focus on only one thing which is “Graph Editor“no matter which tool you guys are using because animation principles n graph editor would be same. and Gif animation is best way so far on 2d medium. But the real question is how to do this thing at initial level ? So friends if you really want to do any thing you just require one thing which is the zeal of doing that thing desperately . By profession i am not dealing with motion design but whenever i get time i do some graph editor practice by making this kind of GIF animation in after effects which gives me idea to observe more deeply, every time i just give myself a task to create 3-4 sec GIF animation clips on different 2 Themes may be sometime it will be text falling or some time it’s shape morphing or maybe any small logo animation.when you play on little ideas & concepts it always give you a new dimensions of thinking and make your mind more creative.Because you making it spontaneously .always starts with small exercises like ball animation,pendulum exercise etc. and remember that TIME & SPACE is everything in animation.there are plenty animation books n resources are available online but i think start with this book of animation called ” The Animator’s Survival Kit- by Richard williams and “Time for animation”
Go and make your own GIF animation and upload it online on www.Giphy.com and share with your friends on social media
Here is the my recent vfx film for one competition created on very short period of time but still won first prize in vfx category.This clip was influenced with one of my favorite film “Kungfu Hustle” i tried to re create that gun shot scene in my way.i planned this scene on one small room with dark lighting condition and shot this film in approx 1 hours .Before i do my shooting i created a rough story board and done some pre -visualization work for the shot which gave me good idea to shot this low budget film.when you don’t have good resources for your movie always do good Rnd work for the movie and plan your movie according to your resources which will gives you the flexibility for do best things.the camera which i used to shot this film was “nikon-D7000′ and that time i only had one lens which was 35mm prime f/1.8. so i planned this shot on prim lens which was again a challenge for me to create any movie through prime lens and i did it,then i moved to vfx and compositing work and change the look n feel of my shot i wanted. Although it was a student competition i learn a lot like always during the process “CHEERS FOR MY TEAM” that’s why i love my teaching profession. hope this blog post will boost your mind to do good and small things on visual communication industry.
“YOUR SMALL TRICK CAN MAKE SOMEONE’S MOVIE BETTER”