I was approached by the creator of this indie zombie musical short film to help realize various effects and take the edit over the finishing line. My work involved extending sets, crowd replication, many roto/paint/tracking shots, digital makeup fixes and day-for-night adjustments.
A partial set was built for the devil’s lair. I extended the set and comped in a matte painting for the exterior.
In the rap battle between the main character and the “devil”, the client envisioned crowds of cheering zombies in the audience. The production had filmed a few plates of extras which I utilized to create crowd extensions. A 2.5D projection helped add some dynamic camera movement.
The final scene was filmed during mid-day but intended to be closer to dawn. I implemented a day-for-night workflow for these shots involving extensive masking and color correction.