I produced this in my own time in order to practice certain skills and branch out into a new direction.
Using my existing Gundam model, I used 3DS Max and VRAY to create environment where I could experiment with lighting and camera work – I then decided to expand the animation into a kind of viral style ‘UFO conpiracy nut’ type video (and yes this was well before seeing Transformers 2), which I proceeded to upload to LiveLeak.
Although slow and meandering, I got to use a variety of skills and produce some nice looking results – I even managed to camera track from mobile phone footage and composite a motion-captured animation of my rigged robot.
Other camera work was done by matchmoving a DVD camera and utilising the generated camera movement.
Compositing was done in After Effects and the video put together in Premiere.