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Behind The Scenes: Google ATAP ‘HELP’

The Mill takes us behind the scenes in this fascinating live action short film produced for Google.  The film production pushes its boundaries to film in complete 360 degrees.  It allows us to take a peak at the what’s to come for Virtual Reality as a medium, and what it means for production process.

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Controlling Light Object Intensity with Effectors in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial EJ Hassenfratz explains a couple very simple ways that you can effect Light Objects intensity in Cinema 4D using effectors. He shows you techniques you can use to “turn on/off” lights as well as a gradual light fade on/off. He also goes over another use for this method to create a noise meter animation where meter bars light up and glow, all controlled with an effector. Last he shows how to use a combination of Cappucino & Mograph  to animate the noise meter to look like it’s reacting to crowd noise and how to sync it with a shaking camera as shown in the example.

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Shave It by 3dar Studios


Animated short film by 3dar Studios.

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Synopsis
In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally
finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.

DIRECTORS’ NOTES
For us, it’s an ironic reflection about how nature adapts to the human invasion. We found a great inspiration in an Amazonian bird, the Lira, which imitates the sounds it hears in the environment. It does it with such a lack of criticism or judgment that it imitates the other birds singing, the power saws noise or the crash of the trees falling in the same way. We must admit that part of the credits should go to Nahuel, a friend of us that shaves his arms in laughable ways.
We watched the monkey’s behaviour and the way they move, first in the zoos, then there was a trip to the Amazonian jungle and finally some actors friends, the monkey’s acting is the result of all this together. Regarding aesthetics, we wanted to choose the way of maximum expression possible, trying to get over the technique. In a free mix of 3D and 2D animation, saturated and live colours we found a harmony that reflects the nature’s freedom and that even loses its’ respect.