my role in our SFX project
Our project was to make a video of an “infection”. I researched what effects i can use for the project as well as how to make them as well as what programs i can use.
I went on a website called Video pilot ( a special effects video tutorial site) Which helped me chooses what effect i should use and how to apply it to the video.
When i found the video which was called: Sub surface skin, i watched and downloaded the tout oral and the project pack which was helpful, It has the textures, and how to apply it.
I arranged with my partner (chuck) on filming the video, and what will be in the video,
The video consisted of chuck looking at his arm, scratching it and moving his hand up to his face and scratching his face looking’s bemused and in thought,
I filmed it using my own camera and tripod.
I took many takes for this to get different shots and angles.
I then looked up different video tutorials as when i was editing the video in after effects i found out i needed mocha, but when i was tracking it did not work as i feel it was my version.
I then used different versions to track the arm.
I was able to track the sub skin texture provided in after effects. I firstly had to track around the arm and where the sub skin texture was going to be placed i then added in the skin texture where when i placed it, the effected looked ok, but i feel it needed tweaking and editing.
When i edited the texture i made it merge and blend in with chucks skin and make it look realistic, I got help with teachers as well as many video tutorials. I had to rearrange the vein texture and colour it, reverse them around and colour it, red and black and other colour.
When researching what what types of effects i should use i came across a (lump) effect where lumps move under the skin. It was an effect used in the movie (the mummy)
i felt that the effect was too easy or even simple to do and to create. and the sub skin texture was the best,
It was used in the film “iron man” where the bad guy’s face flows red and shows the sub skin texture (veins) where it beats and throbs and grows.
I had to export and render the after effects file i had to look at a video tout oral for this too,
I feel the outcome looked good and correct even tough it is a short special effect video i feel its quality not quantity, I also feel it is a good piece of work because I was the one in the group that did most of the work as well as it being my first ever video being edited in after effects as well as having special visual effects.