Charlotte Smith Matte Painting and Motion Graphics Showreel 2018

This is my current 2018 Showreel. Showcasing a selection of my matte painting and motion graphics work, from my second and third years as a student soon to graduate from BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at the University of South Wales. My work is mainly completed using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe After Effects CC 2015, Foundry's NukeX 10 Non-Commercial and edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.

Work Included:

ITV Tutankhamun Advertisement (vimeo.com/268487735): This was my second year advanced compositing project. I oversaw ever aspect of the production process and collaborated with another artist to film the green-screen plates and to help with studio lighting. I composited the plates together in Foundry's NukeX 10 Non-Commercial and created the matte paintings in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. The final edit was in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015. Breakdown is included after final plate is first shown

The Addams Family Promotional Advertisement (vimeo.com/268495545): This is the outcome of the first project of my third year BA Visual Effects and Motion Graphics 'Minor Project'. I combined a number of skills together such as motion graphics and matte paintings and also tracked the matte paintings over live action footage which gave the shots a more 'natural human' movement feel. Each shot was composited and tracked in Adobe After Effects CC 2015 and the matte paintings were created in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. The final edit was in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Title Sequence (vimeo.com/271767412): My second year Final Major Project. Consisting of a combination of matte paintings and illustrative motion graphics. The Wonka Bar shot is completely hand drawn and hand animated frame by frame in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 along with the chocolate palace shot in which the matte painting was also created within Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 before all of the shots were composited together in Adobe After Effects CC 2015 . The final edit was in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.

Siouxsie and the Banshees Concert Visuals - Face to Face Track (vimeo.com/271848475): My second year Music Project Siouxsie and the Banshees Concert Visuals for their Face to Face track that was made famous by the 1992 film Batman Returns. Taking into account the lyrics of the song and the film which made its name the piece tells the story of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Selina Kyle (Catwoman) and how they have to deal with their split personalities. I created matte paintings in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 for the backgrounds, using textures and stock images taking inspiration from iconic scenes from the film (such as Selina's transformation). The 'characters' in the shots are rotoscoped and then I created track mattes from them using textures. In Adobe After Effects CC 2015 I colour corrected them to represent Bruce (Blue) and Selina (Purple) and then compositited the track mattes together with the matte paintings in Adobe After Effects CC 2015 . The final edit was in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.

Illidan Book Promotion (vimeo.com/271379868) : My second year Open brief project where I decided to create a book promotion for William King's book World of Warcraft: Illidan. Combining Matte paintings and illustrative motion graphics, the piece tells the story of the main characters in the book and the environments they get surrounded by. The creation of both of the matte paintings and the graphics was completed in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 whilst the major compositing and atmospheric additions was done in Adobe After Effects CC 2015. During this time in production the work was colour corrected to match the colours of Illidan and the Legion which is a significant aspect of the book. The final edit was in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.

Music: Sub Pub Music - Face the World