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My project over time completely changed due to unforeseen circumstances so considering this I am happy with the final outcome.

I feel that this project has taught me a lot, I got the chance to learn a new software and have felt that I managed to grasp the overall concept pretty quickly considering my time limit. I am not one hundred percent happy with the cinema 4D footage as I had a few technical difficulties with bringing the camera data into AE. This meant that I couldn’t have any atmosphere following the camera movements and in the right place in 3D space. It would have taken up a lot of time for me to try and get this aspect correct and therefore I had to choose not to have atmosphere. I feel that this would have added a lot to the final piece so I am disappointed with that.

One thing I am very happy with is the music as it definitely helps to build suspense. If I did the project again I would colour grade it differently because the music starts off quite mysterious and so I think I would desaturate the colour to start off with and then bring th colour back in towards the end as the music gets louder and more intense.

Overall I am happy with the outcome and I think it is a decent piece of work for the time period I had to make it.

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This was an ink test that i carried out in after effects before my project turned into 3D. I was going to have the Houses of each family bleed onto the map and track them in with text. Obviously the project changed dramatically and this is why I didn’t do this in the end.

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I wasn’t happy with my final titles so I changed the. I made my own fire using fractal noise and then added a heat turbulence effect. It is still quite simple but I think it works nicely

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This is the main title. I am not sure if it will change as i am not sure about how white it is atm

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This is one of the title cards to go in between shots. I used fire and some stars to have as the backdrop and then I used colour correction and motion blur to add a bit of drama to the movement. 

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I have re-rendered my camera movements and as you can see above is the original footage. I have started to colour correct and add effects to it.

I learnt a really useful tip today, I had rendered out depth passes and found out that you can use the depth pass to colour grade the piece. Hence why, when I make the castle lighter the footage gets lighter but the sea still remains the dark colour i am wanting to achieve. It such a useful technique.

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Ive got it moving the way I want it to now, it was moving too fast so i have slowed it down and have also spread the waves out over a bigger surface area

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test 3

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the sea wasn’t moving right so i am doing a few tests to get it looking correct