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