This fall I had the opportunity to take part in the Unreal Fellowship hosted by Epic Games to learn new methods used in Virtual Production. During this 5 week workshop, I was able to execute a short film rendered fully in a realtime engine, titled “Nomad”.
Inspiration for this film came particularly from the situation we all find ourselves in right now. There were many times where I imagined my little studio apartment as a Capsule with all the necessities, but only a small monitor space to see the rest of the world through.
The film was strongly motivated by the idea of isolation. As we sit home I think we have all become more aware of our weaknesses, strengths and particularly how fragile we all are walking around in the world. Along with how brief our time can be.
Particularly fun experience was the iPhone facial motion capture “LiveLink” for the face animations, aswell as hearing my graphics card purr with the sounds of realtime raytracing. I will do a more detailed behind the scenes breakdown soon!
Created by Damian Kwiatkowski
Music and sound effects done by Brandon S Hickey
HUGE Thank you to the epic team for powering artists with these awesome tools