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VFX Showreel 2014 - Droid Destruction breakdown from Greg Massie on Vimeo.

This is how-to guide for destroying the droid on Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. This breakdown was presented at DigiPro and SIGGRAPH this year. I will try to post the slides somewhere useful asap.

This work was done at Image Engine in summer 2012 for 3 months. I was responsible for destruction of the droid geometry, as well as overall looking after the FX sequence. Additional work was done by Earl Fast (animation), Simon Lewis (volume FX), Ben Alepko (lighting), Stephen James (Comp). The animation was done in Maya, all FX elements were generated in Houdini, lighting was done 3Delight and Mantra, all comped in Nuke.

If you have any questions on the process, feel free to ask!

Lego Effect Shot(+breakdown) from Joy-Jeong on Vimeo.

Thank you very much for interest in this lego effect shot.
Breakdown was added.
I’d like to be of help, even if it’s only in a small way.

BGM : “Ievan polkka” by HATSUNE MIKU.
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Done in Houdini, render with Mantra PBR. Comp in Nuke.

Solution is simple.
I converted pyro and water sim to polygon And I put uniform Gap points in polygon.
Especially vdbvisualizetree node was very useful.

And house, car, concert venue and ad-balloon’s body are sketchup or LDD file format.
these were used in houdini through 2 or 3 times converting format.

Thanks for watching.

In Morocco - 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.

Early 2013, we had a little ride with our Landrover once again. A shorter trip this time, we tried to discover most of Moroccos versatile landscapes in just 3 weeks, from the Coast to the forest regions of the Middle Atlas, from the hectic Medinas of Fés and Marrakech to the high mountain ranges of the High Atlas, and finally to the dunes of the Sahara Desert. Big thanks go out to Sigma Technologies (sigmatechno.com), a local production company that invited us and provided great assistance and all our equipment. Enjoy! (4k version available soon, maybe)

Directed & edited by: Vincent Urban
DoP: Clemens Krüger
Awesome guy: Stefan Templer
Produced by: Sigma Technologies, Casablanca -sigmatechno.com

twitter.com/vincenturban - instagram.com/vincenturban

Music:
“Mechanism” by Poppy Ackroyd - poppyackroyd.com/
Re-arranged by Martin Brugger - liedvonspiel.de

Filmed with:
RED EPIC:
RED ZOOM 18-50mm/f3
RED ZOOM 50-150mm/f3
Time lapses with Canon 5D and 7D:
24mm/1.8 Sigma
35mm/2 Canon
50mm/1.4 Canon
11-18mm/4,5-5,6 Tamron
18-135mm/3,5-5,6 Canon
17-55mm/2.8 Canon

Watch the other travel clips here:
In Oman: vimeo.com/95308951
In New England: vimeo.com/79436324
In South Amercia: vimeo.com/53673455
In New York: vimeo.com/50631254
In South-East Asia: vimeo.com/22714098

In New England - Fall 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.

This October, we did a hiking and leaf peeping trip through beautiful New England (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut) for just 12 days. It was right at the same time as the US government shutdown which turned out to be a rather odd experience. This is a collection of moments and thoughts.

Directed & edited by: Vincent Urban
Filmed by: Vincent Urban & Alex Tank

twitter.com/vincenturban - instagram.com/vincenturban

Music: Sophie Hutchings - “Portrait Of Haller”

Filmed with Canon 5D Mark II and Sony FS100

Watch the other travel clips here:
In Morocco: vimeo.com/73605534
In South Amercia: vimeo.com/53673455
In Oman: vimeo.com/95308951
In New York: vimeo.com/50631254

In Oman - 2014 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.

In March 2014, we had a fun 2-week-trip to yet quite undiscovered Oman, mostly to dive at the Daymaniyat Islands but we also got to see a fair share of deserts, camels, castles and enjoyed a mint-tea or two with the lovely locals. Enjoy a quick roller-coaster ride through oceans and sands!

Filmed by: Vincent Urban, Mario Clement
Edit & Sound Design: Vincent Urban

twitter.com/vincenturban - instagram.com/vincenturban

Filmed with Canon 6D/60D and GoPro

Music by:
Gilligan Moss - “Choreograph”

In South America: vimeo.com/53673455
In Morocco: vimeo.com/73605534
In New England: vimeo.com/79436324
In New York: vimeo.com/50631254
In South-East Asia: vimeo.com/22714098

In Turkey - 2014 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.

In April 2014, Stefan, Clemens & I went on yet another journey with our trusted Defender, this time from Istanbul, passing the Black Sea Coast, to the vastness of Eastern Anatolia, then returning over otherworldly Cappadocia and enjoying the sun at the Turquoise Coast. In Short: all over Turkey with it’s beautiful landscapes and wonderful people in 4 weeks. Thanks, Turkey, for for a memorable adventure!

Directed by: Vincent Urban
Filmed by: Clemens Krüger & Vincent Urban
Edit, Sound Design, Color: Vincent Urban

Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III and GoPro Hero 3.
Lenses:
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5

Music: Olafur Arnalds - “Only The Winds”
Under license by Nettwerk Music Group and Universal Music

See the other travel clips here:
In South America: vimeo.com/53673455
In Oman: vimeo.com/95308951
In Morocco: vimeo.com/73605534
In New England: vimeo.com/79436324
In New York: vimeo.com/50631254
In South-East Asia: vimeo.com/22714098

Michael Bay - What is Bayhem? from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

There are filmmakers we love and then there’s Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of “Bayhem” — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.

For educational purposes only.

For further reading/viewing, I recommend
Letterboxd user sydney’s review of Bad Boys 2: bit.ly/1iZe7SX
Michael Bay watches West Side Story: nyti.ms/Vg7ErY
Werner Herzog Talks About Wrestlemania & Anna Nicole Smith: bit.ly/VfQ9Iu

Music:
The Sound Defects - Take Out
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Overture
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong

Lego Effect Shot from Joy-Jeong on Vimeo.

Done in Houdini, render with Mantra PBR. Comp in Nuke.

Solution is simple.
I converted pyro and water sim to polygon And I put uniform Gap points in polygon.
Especially vdbvisualizetree node was very useful.

And house, car, concert venue and ad-balloon’s body are sketchup or LDD file format.
these were used in houdini through 2 or 3 times converting format.

Thanks for watching.

LavaFlow from thomas marqué on Vimeo.

Naiad ,Frost ,Vray .