Doing the VFX in super speed
- grade the movie,
- composite the effects and layers (it’s odd you spend so much time breaking everything into separate layers in 3D only to put them back to together in 2D)
- sort out the hologram effects,
- finalise all the GUI stuff
- sort out the credit list (fortunately I had some help from Craig with these three items),
- work with the sound designer
- do the dodo to mammoth transformation (a blog entry in itself) to do.
- render out the final edit (how many times will Premiere crash?), conform the movie
- burn the movie to disc case (this is fraught with danger) I wanted to also create some cool cover art for the disc (I didn’t really fancy going to bed this month anyway)
- and send it off to the festival (i.e get to the post office and hope there isn’t too long a queue)
Video 01. with and without Dodo Dust and Mammoth Snow
Fig 6. The Maya Hardware renderer is fairly basic, considering the time I had available it probably wasn’t a bad thing as I didn’t have to navigate through a myriad of settings.