Our contribution to the film was to help Sony build the opening montage as it appeared in the film. I art directed the sequence, leading designers and helping to facilitate compositing through 3D integration and animation.
We worked collaboratively, digitally painting images that were mapped onto the 3D scenes. We then continued to refine the process by painting additional corrective frames to supplement the 3D-mapping process until we achieved a seamless look throughout each scene of the montage.
Over the course of the project I painted some of the frames, and also painted-over virtually every scene in the sequence to help inform artists, maintain character likenesses, and retain a cohesive stylistic approach throughout the sequence. At times, I even painted over animation frame-by-frame to make sure the movement wasn't hindering the character appearance and the painterly aesthetic was consistent and consistently expressive from beginning to end.
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