Blackstar Halo – Energia’s first Red camera vfx shots

January 5th, 2010 by Samuli Torssonen

My longtime friend Hannu Kumpula has been doing his own “starwreck” with a music album – he has been working for four years now with zero budget and now it is complete: Blackstar Halo: Illuminated.

When he asked me to help in some of the  shots in the music video I couldn’t say no. With the help of great vfx trainees Energia delivered its first red camera composite shots – in floating point color space. After messing around 7 years with 8-bit DV footage (star wreck) this felt totally unreal!

And I also felt the pain of using After Effects for this job!

Iron Sky will be also shot in Red camera format so this was a good tryout what we are up against. We are now looking into Nuke as the primary compositing software which is able to handle floating point image sequences better.

So, check out the music video now! I want to praise Ville Salminen (Obscure Entertainment) for the great look and feel! He color corrected & did the post in full HD with some low end laptop, ugh :)

One easy way to support their music is to buy their new album: http://www.blackstarhalo.com/buy

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2 Responses to “Blackstar Halo – Energia’s first Red camera vfx shots”

  1. Arto says:

    I felt it :) Most of the VFX kicked ass. Some particles/smokes were a bit weird but still good.

  2. Loise Brook says:

    cheers very much, I am obliged to say your blog is amazing!

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