Written and directed by Dexter Goad as another story from the Realm of Mind TV series universe, Desdemona is the story about the transfer of power from someone undeserving to one who will respect the power gained. In the story, the power is represented by a cane with a globe marble at the top. For the DVD menu we decided it would be cool to animate a 3D version of the staff. Below you'll find the reference photo and test image.

Once the model was complete, it was time to animate.

 

Test Footage

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DVD Menu

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We decided that it would be cool for the opening credit sequence to be displayed on the faces of tombstones. While we could have shot the footage in a nearby historical cemetery and composite new faces onto the stones, 3D animation won out because it offered greater visual impact.

Desdemona opening credit sequence

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We decided early on that we didn't want to put blood on Bonnie or the floor for a flashback scene in the movie. It would be too messy and ruin Bonnie's closthes. So with Photoshop and FCP we were able to add it in post. Click here to see the "before and after" clip.
I think the look of the blood worked out better this way and
saved time on the light set-up.
 
Once in post, we noticed how badly the mic shadow got into one of the 360 shots, so we removed it.
 
With the mic shadow taken care of we noticed that Jake and Erik were in the shot and needed to be removed. Click the image below to see the "before and after" clip.