mywork_vfx_5minutos

“Vimana-Club de Cine” made a shortfilm called “5 Minutos”. It’s about a person waking up in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. I did vfx work on two scenes.

Campus Destroyed
In this scene, the main actor was running away from a zombie and got to a section of the university where everything was destroyed. For this shot I was given one photograph of the place. I did a digital matte painting with Photoshop, adding blood, cracks on the floor, broken windows, a new sky, etc. Then I broke different sections of it in several layers. Later I distributed those layers in 3D space inside After Effects, where I created a virtual camera and animated it to make the shot more alive. I also added fire, smoke and explosion elements using stock footage.

“Glass Breaks”:
In this scene, a zombie needed to break a window an climb through it to attack the main actor. They tried using a sugar glass but had trouble with it, so they shot the scene without any glass in the window. I composited in the glass on the window for it to appear as there was one at first and then break it too. I used a mix of glass breaking stock footage and various filters within After Effects, also did roto work on both actors to mix the glass behind / in front of them, specially for the various pieces of glass flying out and the remaining parts on the window frame when it breaks.

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“5 Minutos” Shortfilm