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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle / Movie Activation CG Shorts

Posted in 3D Compositing, Color, Feature Film, Motion Design, Visual Effects

The studio that made this movie asked us to generate a handful of shorts as part of an onsite activation. The different shorts are accessed via an interactive front-end experience, all taken from characters in the film.

In addition to being used for the activation, we needed to extract vertical, square, and 4×3 versions for social media posts, so we had to make them very high resolution to get the fidelity necessary to do all the cropping.

These were a lot of fun to do, and I composited all the CG layers and did a number of fixes in addition to color correction. I also animated the final logo that enters frame, and added some other visual effects like smoke haze, light effects like lightning and lens flares, and a breaking glass effect when the animals run into the “camera”.

My favorite piece of all these was the hippo one… I got to animate a spray mist coming out of the hippo’s nostrils after he surfaces from beneath the water, and then stringy wet slobber that flies out of the hippo’s mouth as he roars at the camera.