Spotlight: SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 1.28.24 PMCorridorDigital is a YouTube channel created by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer.  They are known for producing video game themed videos with plenty of visual effects. They also have a second channel (samandniko) which gives us an in-depth look into their filmmaking process along with tutorials on how to create all sorts of visual effects.

Their latest video ‘Superman with a GoPro’ went viral this week and has since garnered over 7 million views. The film starts with Superman putting on the GoPro and preparing to return the lost camera to a character named “Sam Gorski” . He then takes to the sky – flying through Los Angeles and stopping briefly to fight crime and save a damsel in distress before returning the camera.

The video succeed in matching both quadcopter and live-action footage.  The transitions were smooth as a slight shake from the GoPro was able to conceal the cut-off point. Superman arms and the shot of Lois Lane falling were composited digitally during post-production by using a green-screen. The colour and lighting for the green-screen elements blended really well despite resolution limitations from the GoPro. Superman’s costume does take us out of the experience at times (re: Red Paddington Bear boots) although, that may just be me being nitpicky.

For a more in-depth look on how they shot the video, do check out the accompanying behind-the-scenes video.

Overall, it’s an incredible video which entice the audience into feeling what it’s like to be the cape crusader.

Watch SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO:

 

Behind-the-scenes:

Spotlight: PROXiMITY

proximity2From the brilliant-mind of Ryan Connolly comes a 10 minute action-thriller that would give Hollywood a run for their money. PROXiMITY was shot with no budget, borrowed gear, and within a short period of time. After the funding for his big budget short film “Outsiders” fell through, instead of moping around, Ryan decided to make a different short film.

Major props to Ryan for his positive attitude and congratulations on the success of PROXiMITY.

Watch PROXiMITY:

 

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Spotlight: LEFT ON SHING WONG

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Drooling all over Wong Fu Productions‘ latest short. Call me biased but anything that is Hayao Miyazaki-inspired, gets a BIG thumbs up from me! Wong Fu delivers a short which explores the idea of wandering thoughts, lost memories, and where inspiration comes from.

Read the director’s note here.

Watch LEFT ON SHING WONG:

 

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Spotlight: THE CONTROLLER

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This one’s for all you anime-lovers. THE CONTROLLER is a sci-fi short set in Taiwan about a girl with the ability to control everything. So what happens when she’s held captive by an evil organization? Simple, she’ll just perpetrate her own rescue by taking control of her boyfriend. Great pacing, lovely cinematography, and enough action to stimulate your eyeballs!

Watch THE CONTROLLER: