Here's another nice breakdown of a VFX shot in a music video!
Alexander Kadim writes:
In collaboration with the Norwegian musician Tooji, my company helped create angel wings for his latest music video called "The Father Project"
The wings are animated in 3DSmax, textured, shaded and rendered using blender and Cycles.
To get the wings from 3DSmax into blender we baked the animation into fbx files and exported point cache for the deformation. Blender is our main 3D software, because of its speed, quick workflow and of course great render engine
The rest of the scene is blocked out in blender. We used a HDRI maps from the church for our basic lighting. And then added a lot of fill lights and key lights using spot- and area lights. Smoke is also simulated in blender. The compositing was done in Nuke.
You can watch the full music video here (caution: contains some gay/slight erotic video):