|Behind the scenes: Dry Christmas 2013|
|Evin on the set: Dry Christmas 2013|
Last week I was invited to Digital Biscuit by the Screen Directors Guild but as I couldn’t attend and probably wouldn’t understand half of it, I asked Evin O’ Neill who is shooting a project on the lane, to take part and write a Guest Post for FLS. I hope you will enjoy hearing a different voice from this neck of the woods.
Joe Marks presented some incredible technological developments from his time at Disney Research including;-auto-inbetweening (apparently a lot of animation is still painstakingly drawn out by hand, frame by frame; this software automatically draws a lot of the in-between frames of movement),
-passive facial motion capture (creates detailed 3D computer models of human faces using 6 cameras and, instead of markers applied to the face for mapping, this system can detect the pores in the skin and use them to map the face) and
-a completely unmanned camera system to cover live sports events which uses players’ movements on the pitch to predict where the ball is going to be.
Evin O’Neill is a late bloomer. He’s not even sure if he’s bloomed yet to be honest. In the meantime he has been agglomerating a very chequered past to draw on in his scripts and films.