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Tears of Steel Compositing Breakdown Video


Andy writes:

One of the many features you can find on our DVD is an extensive 9 minute (!) VFX breakdown video. It was edited by Pablo Vazquez and shows some of the most stunning shots of Tears of Steel! A huge thanks goes to Joram who gave me his Ok to mangle his soundtrack.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. LOD is very high, and overall I'm impressed, but some of the large open indoor shots look, to my eye, too desaturated and lacking contrast. I noticed it when I watched TOS originally, but it jumped out at me here because you can see some of the scenes before the final compositing was done. Was this done intentionally (out of necessity) to better blend the life action with the rendered output?
    If not, was that the look you were going for?

  2. Fantastic job. For the amount of shots and the time given in which to do them, I'm impressed. That last shot still gives me the chills.

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