Audi A8 – Advanced State Of Mind
- Director: Russell Tickner
- Production Company: The Mill, Crocodile Films
- Agency: Creativeland Asia
- Task: Stereo Camera Tracking, Layout, Animation
This project was The Mill’s first major stereo commercial. It was a web and television project, directed in-house and it provided a unique set of challenges. I was tasked with overseeing the camera tracking and layout for the job. It was an interesting challenge that saw us overcome for the first time many common problems with tracking stereo footage such as misaligned cameras and colour discrepancies between the left and right eye cameras.
The job was carried out using Maya and all of the camera tracking was done in 3DEqualizer. As this was a stereo camera job, there could be no margin for error when it came to camera placement in the 3D environment as it would immediately look wrong when viewed with anagylph (red/cyan) glasses or on a 3D monitor. It was therefore also my job to always make sure that the tracked cameras in their environments worked at the correct depth alongside the live action.