About the project
Sci-Fi Island VFX
SOPHORIA VFX studios created a challenging shot to turn a day plate into a night scene with a sci-fi twist. The idea was to use an aerial plate, track the plate, and insert a scifi themed world with flying vehicles and drones.
This was a challenge because of the unstable plate. After correcting the plate and stabilizing the camera, we were able to get a good enough track to place geometry on the island.
The flying vehicles presented another challenge, the plate itself is not completely smooth so we had to counter the flight path of the main space ship vehicle. We decided to “turn” it on a curve to bring the light into camera.
The grading challenge was to bring the day plate to dark whilst still maintaining specular on the sea and keeping the reflections realistic on the water surface without drowning them out in the darkness.