Koda is my graduation movie that I made with a couple of friends.
The pitch: The last musician plays his final song in a world ruled by sound's energy, where music is banished.
See below some screenshots, the movie and the pre-production work of it. I hope you will enjoy it.
Here is the movie:
The film was made during our study in ARTFX. Eight persons have been working on the production for 2 years. Each one has his specialty: matte painter (Olivier Puechberty), film editor (Olivier Raymond), modelers-animators (Vivien Guiraud, Fabien Rixens) and modelers, textures-shader, lighter, renderer and compositor (Gérald Blaise, Jérome Martinez, Benjamin Lenfant and me).
The pre-production took 6 months, making several scenario, design, storyboard and 2d animatic's versions.
As soon as we finished the first models, we made a 3D animatic in order to get a more precis idea of the edit.
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The render pipeline allowed us the possibility to touch up every single shot. That's why we planed to render several layers for each model: color, specular, reflectivity, Mask/Z-depth/DoF. Finally we rendered particles and fluid pass to add atmosphere.
Personally, I took part in all steps except the animation (from design to compositing).