QubaHQ Tutorials have been on an extended hiatus for a while now. Unfortunately, while I have a number of cool new tools ready to go, I am currently not able to record and edit any new tutorial videos, so you will have to wait some more for that. Meanwhile, here is a result of me messing around with After Effects and testing my new Chromatic Aberration rig.
Once I get the chance, the rig will be published and distributed for free on this site. …and it is finally done! Check it at
Fireflies in an early evening…. It’s probably no surprise that this video was vastly inspired by amazing photography of Yume Cyan. We combined simulated particle fireflies created with custom aperture sprites with a footage of the forrest and then revealed it with the mattes shot specifically for this project (as usual).
There is also a small easter egg for the fans of “The Last of Us”…
For the July Bowerbirds clip, I decided to try something new. I created a realistic model of the Moon, based on the elevation maps gathered by NASA and animated the illumination phases as the light (the Sun) traveled around in. Having been recently turned onto the Mystery Science Theater 3000 by Conor, I then stylized it to look and feel like a stop motion project from the early days of Sci-Fi. (Yes, Stop Motion Kit was helpful). A bit of chromatic aberration didn’t hurt, either.
Conor then took over the project, introducing a bunch of cool light leaks, better camera animation and other tweaks to make the whole thing feel nice and contemporary. Final result: below.
For the 2012 launch of the new Nexus family of devices, we imagined a playful world of Google services interacting around a stack of devices. Following the success of the first Nexus Playground video, we were then asked to create a series of sequels, each talking about a particular type of experience Nexus can provide to its users.
The films below were originally published inside rich media banners, as a part of Google’s 2012/2013 Nexus: The Playground is Open campaign. Continue reading…
Here is part two of our year-long project of liquid experimentation (read: splashing oil around the studio). Can you guess what did we actually shoot to achieve these visuals? Drop me a comment below if you think so :) Continue reading…
It’s a new month (well, almost the end of it) and a new Bowerbirds song time. This time I have used some of the techniques quite familiar to the followers of my tutorial series. The overarching principle remains the same – a video loop revealed by mixing Cyan, Magenta and Yellow inks. It’s quite a jump from the April one and we’re already brewing some ideas for June :)
Among many other projects completed last year, Olivari’s Everything Tastes Better in Slow Motion, also known as minimOilisms was probably one of the most fun to create. We were tasked with exploring the world of slow motion macro photography of our client’s olive oil interacting with various substances and objects. In other words, we spent 2 weeks armed with a Phantom camera, splashing galons of oil all over the studio and making everyone hungry with the smell of oil heating up in thousands of Watts of light.
As a result we produced nearly 70 pieces of short, 10 second vignettes – first five of which I can share with you now. More of these will be coming up throughout 2013, as the campaign releases individual “episodes”. Continue reading…
One of the ongoing projects I am working on at Autofuss is a “One Year of Little” campaign for Olivari. Throughout 2013, the brand publishes small, cute, often quirky pieces of media through their social channels.
I have creative directed a number if programs for them (more on that soon) – the latest of which is a series of small music vignettes for the band Bowerbirds.