We just put the last video I worked on on YouTube. The video shows our print-workflow solution “reprocontrol” in action, outlining how it saves time compared to traditional approaches.
The video is based on a PowerPoint presentation I made almost 3 years ago. In a first step, we illustrated the content of the presentation with static renderings. Later we decided to put it into a short movie for display during presentations, on the webpage and – in reduced size – send it via email.
I realized the CGI parts of the movie in Cinema 4D. Some of the models were made by myself, other models were commissioned work. Wie briefly considered rendering the human operator in Poser, but then decided to keep the Zygote human to clearly show it is a CGI character.
I selected camera paths that added some sort of suspense to the scenes. Repetitive elements were intended to show repetitive tasks and act as anchors. The Zygote human became “alive” as well – having been static in early tests.
Like with a classic video production, I ended up with having far more footage than needed. The initial video was almost 7 minutes long – more than we could sensibly expect anybody to stay focused on. We then cut it down to its final length.
I am very pleased with the final results, especially since there was no budget set aside for the project and we had to squeeze it into the daily work. CGI rendering took about 4 days straight on a single machine – squeezed into small portions and some overnight rendering.