I’ve noticed recently that the multiple exposure method is getting pretty popular and trendy. It consists in the superimposition of two or more exposures to create a single image, and double exposure has a corresponding meaning in respect of two images. It’s an old technique used in photography and video, but certain artists are exploring new inspiring ways to use it. For example, the truly wonderful and young photographer Aneta Ivanonva. Get to know her work here.
In video, the Australian company Antibody did a tremendous good job in creating the main title of HBO’s True Detective:
Now these guys (Grey Scale Gorilla) have great stuff that you’ll definitely want for Cinema 4D, and it’s totally worthy following their blog.
This is one of my first experiments with Cinema 4D, a cute lonely alien creature abandoned on Earth:
What I have to say about this software, is that it felt intuitive and simple enough for a noob like me. Great tools and templates that allow immense possibilities for a motion graphic designer. I still have a long long way to go, but I feel I can already create interesting things.
This is a video render of my little blue furry alien:
Well, it’s a start! But the goal is to get to this level (if I stop being a lazy ass):
Also done with Cinema 4D! Clearly the possibilities are tremendous, even if it’s not as complete as 3Ds max. You can also check the breakdown of this animation here.
HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) was originally used in 3D and is now frequently used in photography. It’s a process that merges several photos with different exposures, to capture a larger range of tones that the camera can’t capture in a single photo.
There are many photo examples found on the web if you simply type “HDR” on Google’s images search engine. Tutorials on this subject are numerous and you can see a great one here, that explains the concept, how to do it (with Photoshop for example) and with many beautiful photos as well. It’s quite simple if you have this software: Photomatix Pro.
Of course, some people are trying their best to apply this on video. The best example I found on Youtube: