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David Knight - 20th Dec 2013

Rushes charming Christmas message sees Rudolf the deer get his red-nose from a pub in Soho.. and its a fine showcase for the VFX team at the estimable Old Compton Street-based post house - highlighting their capabilities as shoot supervisors as well as technicians.

Directed by Andy Nicholas, head of Rushes' new commercials-centric VFX operation, and Martin Goodwin, the project was achieved entirely within Maya, and used Nuke and Flame to composite the scenes and apply the final polish to the film. Craig Travis, lead animator on the project, says: “It was a great chance to bring the deer character to life by observing the subtleties of animal behaviour. We wanted to add subtle humour to its performance without compromising reality."

Credits

DirectorMartin Goodwin
DirectorAndy Nicholas
ProducerNorra Abdul Rahim
Production CompanyRushes
ColouristSimone Grattarola
Other creditsCG: Craig Travis, Chris Hutchison, Andy Hargreaves, Liam Hoflay, David Drese Nuke: Noel Harmes, Eleanor Rogers & Sarah Breakwell Flame: Martin Goodwin, Richie White, Glenn Cone, Andy Barnard

David Knight - 20th Dec 2013

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