April 20, 2020
Duccio Parisini, former student in the Masterclass#44, presents is recreation of a frame from the movie “Her”.
WOTW#91: Her by Duccio Parisini

I’ve always been inspired by the great work of Dop Hoyte van Hoytema and, in this project, I tried to recreate a frame of the movie “Her” (2013, Dir. Spike Jonze).

Modelling the whole apartment and furniture was a great way to exercise, matching dimensions, shaders and lighting in the frame.

My goal was to improve my skills in the 3d software as much as possible: this meant reproducing the Los Angeles skyscrapers view, as well as floor reflections. To recreate them, I crafted a HDR Image through photobashing elements from the reference buildings with skyscraper images and then trying to match their position in the frame.

Lighting an interior scene in a movie set often requires to shape light using multiple sources (using flags and light modifiers) and this one was no exception. After positioning diegetic lights, I tried to guess position and dimension of the other light sources. I achieved the final result through trial and errors by moving flags to shape key and fill lights.

Lastly I added the super talented Joaquin Phoenix to the picture and made few adjustments in post processing.

Original frame from the movie "Her"
TYPE OF WORK
Personal work
SOFTWARE
3dsMax, Corona Renderer, Photoshop, RailClone.
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