Parting Us by Albert Hooi and TJ O’Grady Peyton

Parting Us is a short documentary by Albert Hooi and TJ O’Grady Peyton about the lives of 15 people living in Ireland during the first phase of the country’s lockdown due to COVID-19. I was tasked with this VFX shot when Albert came to me with the idea.

The shot involved 3d camera tracking, stabilization and rotoscoping. Check out the shot and breakdown below.

Color grade done by Peter Oppersdorff at MPC London and music by Daithí.

Parting Us VFX Breakdown by Colm Moore

‘They’ is an exploration of race and identity in modern society. It was written and performed by rapper @jafarismusic and poet @felispeaks, and we collaborated with an amazing team of diverse Irish artists to create this film — a safe space and an illustration of these powerful and important words.

— Ellius Grace, Director

An experiment in using Google Earth 3D data to render a semi-realistic video of the city and lighting it dramatically with Arnold Sky. It involved capturing the Google Earth data, simplifying it in MeshLab, UV unwrapping it in Blender and finally animating in Cinema4D.

Check out the shot and the VFX breakdown below.

Denise Chaila at the National Gallery of Ireland

As a response to the Covid-19 crisis, Other Voices tasked Tiny Ark with the challenge of live streaming Ireland’s top acts into the homes of everyone in Ireland and the globe. With the hope of bringing a moment of happiness and joy to the viewers twice a week, we showcased 20 artists in some of Ireland’s most recognisable and iconic venues all across the country.

For each shoot day I was working as 1st AC (focus puller), drone operator and photographer. While not on set I was designing the motion graphic animations unique to each stream and the graphics for…

Warped World!

The flatland technique was inspired by photos from Aydın Büyüktaşb, an amazing drone photographer from Istanbul. The process is fairly simple but requires quite a bit of work in post production. I’ll cut to the chase.

You’ll be taking a series of photos with a drone. You’re going to need a ‘subject’ which is the main focus of the photo. As you take the sequential photos you’ll be moving the drone and changing the pitch of the camera. Let’s begin.

To start, turn on the rule of thirds bars in the DJI GO app. This will help you…

This past weekend marked my two year anniversary as a concert photographer. I got my first press pass for Forbidden Fruit Festival in Dublin and shot the entire weekend as the ‘semi-official’ photographer for the festival. That was extremely lucky and opened up a lot of doors for me — I will go into that later. In the next few paragraphs I’m going to go through the things I wish I knew when I was starting out and hopefully help to inspire some new photographers to get into this exciting and rewarding genre of photography.

Warpaint at Forbidden Fruit 2014, Dublin

You really don’t need the best equipment

I’ll start this off by…

Colm Moore

VFX Artist & Video Editor from Dublin, Ireland with a background in photography // //

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