After finishing Red Skies I wanted to experiment further with science fiction theme. This time I went for VFX heavy and light on plot approach. What we have here is large use of set extensions (almost every shot had it's original background rotoscoped out), some particle effects (steam and smoke from the mask, snowfall etc) and few 3d elements that have fluid simulations inside them. It was a lot of work, especially the all too painful rotoscoping.
Conquest of Europa | Scifi Short (2013) - YouTube
Prior to editing it was just me standing in small snowy field surrounded by forest, roads and people with their dogs. It looks much more vast now, some of the snowy plain is matte painting too.
I'll be the first to admit that it's by no means perfect. Or maybe it's just me, I have seen every single frame of it way too many times and spot every mistake I couldn't fix. As I have slowly lost means to say anything objective about it, I'd like to hear what you think.
Thanks for watching and I hope you liked it!