Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just a little Sunday post

Hello People,

just wanted to share with you some work I have done..Nothing special..Did all the shading and animating of the robot character.
This robot is fully animated with Motion Capture date, to make it look real, and nice convincing.
Best Regards, and enjoy your Halloween evening :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shortfilm - Sapere Aude

Sapere Aude is the name of our upcoming short-film which will be release in two weeks.  

Sapere aude is a Latin phrase meaning "dare to discern". Originally used by Horace, it is a common motto for universities and other institutions, after becoming closely associated with The Enlightenment by Immanuel Kant in his seminal essay, What is Enlightenment?. Kant claimed it was the motto for the entire period, and used it to explore his theories of reason in the public sphere. Later, Michel Foucault took up Kant's formulation in an attempt for a place for the individual in his post-structuralist philosophy and come to terms with the problematic legacy of the Enlightenment. -Wikipedia-

I told you in my last Blog post that it is a fantasy story. We want to show with the film that books, whatever kind of book,  are alive in our own imagination. We have three random actors who are reading books at their favorite places. As they read along we want to show their fantasy with some sophisticated Visual Effects shots..And you can imaging what a mind is capable of imagining.

I´ll keep you updated. Best regards Arvid

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Music Video PART 3 - Insights

So its Blog-time again :)
Yesterday I finished my VFX work on the musicvideo, so its almost release time. The producer told me it will be released by the end of the coming week. So I am pretty excited how it will turn out. I just got like 500frames to work on, which means I didnt see any of the rest of the video. So I too am psyched.

Here are some more pictures:

 I will definately post the video here, so please stay tuned and spread the word :)

Now the musicvideo is done, immediately the next project has begun. Its a fantasy short-film, with lots of matchmoving and vfx..More later

Best regards Arvid.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Music video for Persian Pop Star VALY PART2

Hello people, just wanted to show you some progress on the Music Video. In this picture sequence you can see Valy transform into a motorcycle which was done in Maya and After Effects. Today I will work on three more transformations, valy into concept car, aircraft and an android robot.
(The background is just for preview purposes, not the final version)

Other then that, the SAE Alumni Award show in Berlin was really great. Met lots of interesting people and had a great after party :)
See you until the next post.

Arvid Schneider

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Alumni Award

Hello People,

I just got notified that I have won an Alumni Award in the Junior 3D category. It will be handed out tomorrow evening in Berlin, so I have to pack my things and get a move on. To compete I had so send in a short 3D Animation. My Animation was two minutes long, where two KinderĂ¼berraschungseier (Kinder Suprise Eggs) live in a supermarket and have an interesting day.
Here is the short:

The musicvideo I am working on, is getting along very well. The render computer is doing its job 24/7 so soon it is finished and I can open up After Effects and start the compositing work.

I will keep you updated.

Please give any Feedback and share.

Best regards Arvid

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Music video for Persian Pop Star VALY

Hello Guys,

Currently I am working on a music video for a Persian Pop star named Valy. All of his previous videos were produced in the USA until now. This will be the first production made in Germany.
We used lots of greenscreen footag for some nice visual effects including some transformations, tornados and some great effects.
 P.S. I ve just returned from the movie theater and have to say that "The Town" starring Ben Afflect is a really awesome and exciting movie. Have a look at IMDB - The Town

Friday, October 1, 2010

This is my latest Intro animation video done for a photographer in germany.

To Do list for 2010

Hello People,
I just completed my To-Do list for 2010..So before the end of this year I still have to work hard. To successfully complete my Bachelor in Film and Animation I have still lots of work to do..Which means, I have to start immedialtely ;)
Have a look at my list.