Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Super Natural Powers" Official Music Video

This visual effects music video took me 3 hours to shoot and 3 days non-stop to edit and do visual effects. It took really a lot of hard work to complete it in 3 days. The final result is better than expected for my 3 days limit. I put myself in a challenge to complete the project in 3 days no mattar what.


I really had a hard time before this to ask my friends to act in my video. Last time I did, they agreed and never came at the venue and time of the shooting. The video could be much better if I've put more time in it. Maybe I'll re-edit it sometime.

Music is by cdk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MUST SEE: India's satelite pic on Diwali. REAL or FAKE?


One of my favorite Indian festivals - Diwali.

Check out some unbelievably beautiful and catchy images of India shot on Diwali from a sattelite view. It looks like heaven.




Got hooked... right? There is lots of shares on social networking sites whether it is real or fake.
The answer is: I'm afraid to tell, It is FAKE! 

India at night, satellite view. This image is a composite showing the change in illumination over India from 1992-2003. Satellite data from 2003 is coloured red, 1998 is coloured green and 1992 is blue. The three data sets are composited to form the image.
NOAA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Anyway, for those of you who is outside India and wondering to know more about Diwali festival. Here is an extract from wiki - 

"Deepavali or Diwali, popularly known as the "festival of lights," is a festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November for different reasons. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC"

Enjoy Diwali! 


Wishing all my followers a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Never Settle For Average



“The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated: In the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you. For a king respects himself and inspires the same sentiment in others. By acting regally and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destined to wear a crown.” -Law 34 of the 48 Laws of Power
Vast majority of people have settled themselves for averages because they fear that they won't be able to reach their dream. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  Everybody wants to set "realistic" goals because they have convinced themselves that they are incapable of achieving greatness, so they aim for average.



When we were a kid, we would dream of being astronauts, scientists or pop stars. But as we grow up, we face many hurdles and failures which lead us to aim for being average. But there are many others, who keep an open mind and don't let the hurdles come in way of their dream.



"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." 
---Douglas Everett






As we get more older, we set boundaries for ourselves. We set walls for ourselves in fear of failing and choosing the easier path. Everyday we begin to expect less from world. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. 






The solution to this problem is to force yourself to become better and accept more from the world day by day. Believe that you are the only one who is holding you back and every time you fail, you make progress of not failing anymore on that subject. Your confidence will grow outwards and reach the sky. Please who set this as a mindset have no inner limits of what they can achieve.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Time - Motivational Short Film


A motivational video shot on Canon 5D Mark II based on the importance of time.

It's a test video of Canon 5D Mark II 24-105 kit.
The video is shot entirely on Canon 5D Mark II.

Subscribe to AYFilms: http://www.youtube.com/user/AYFilms (people who did the time lapse)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shivam-Sai-Gupta/115923341786332

Twitter: http://twitter.com/shivamsaigupta

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Why not make your next click worth a life?




Please watch in full screen and in HD for best quality.



Over 9 million children die every year before their fifth birthday. But we know, together, it's possible to stop this injustice. We just have to act.

Sign The Petetion:

http://www.savethechildren.org/invest-in-health

About this Petition:

Health workers save lives. Millions of moms and children could be saved if world leaders invested in training and supporting more health workers, especially in communities most in need.

The Desired Outcome:

World leaders must make this investment so that every mother and child has access to a health worker.

Created by Shivam Sai Gupta
Softwares Used: After Effects CS5, Sony Vegas Pro, Avid

Inspired by the winning video from Australia at Cannes 48 Hour Competition.

Friday, August 5, 2011

VFX Breakdown - The Revenge of The Dark


VFX Breakdown of a short vfx film I made to test out some vfx techniques inspired by Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.


After Effects CS5 is used for compositing, effects, 2d animations, 3d animation of the particles in duel spell. Photoshop is used for matte painting. Edited using Sony Vegas Pro.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Revenge of The Dark - VFX Trailer


A Visual Effects short film I made to test out some visual effects inspired by Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. There is a full short film of this trailer, but I don't know if I will upload it or not.

I'll soon smash up a technical breakdown of the effects and upload it.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Useless Time Machine - VFX Short



Today I found a very old video made by me sitting in my hard drive. I thought I should upload it to my YouTube, and let you guys watch it :) . Don't expect it to be good because you know, it was long ago when I made that.

Story: A girl drops his brother's mobile. When the brother wakes up and finds out that his mobile has been broken by his sister he goes up to kill her angrily (supposed to be silly). But then his sister goes back by using The Useless Time Machine and fixes her brother's phone but then her brother wakes up and gets angry that she is holding his mobile and starts beating her.

I know the story don't make sense. I just created it to test some of my VFX techniques. There are 2 VFX shots in this video, 1 is the time pause when the girl pauses the world and the powder stops when falling (rotoscoping), and one of them is the time travel effect.

P.S.

UPDATE ABOUT BLOG: I am making a goal from now to post at least 2 posts in every month in my blog with one of them being a new creation by me. By creating this goal I'll be motivated to keep creating new games, vfx and short films.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Haunted Apartment - Scary Don't Watch


Skip to 0:32 if you want to skip the intro.

On 21st June 2011, a cop found a tape, in which a guy went to a haunted apartment to shoot his documentary, but it turned out that he got haunted by the spirits and creepy ghosts at the apartment. The tape was made into a film.

Smart Ball 3D - The most fun 3d platformer

Smart Ball 3D is a very fun 3d ball game in which you control a ball through several levels ensuring you don't damage the ball too much. Guide a smart ball jumping, rolling and dorging out its way.  Watch the gameplay trailer below.

Gameplay Trailer



Features

4 Different Rounds

15 Challenging Levels

Easy Controls

Addictive and Fun

Coming Soon!

Unlockables

More Obstacles

More Levels

Online Scoring

You can download the game for free at it's official website, http://smartball3d.shivam.me


Monday, April 25, 2011

Teleported: Motion Picture Summary



TELEPORTED
Motion Picture Project Summary

I am making a feature film based on an interesting idea. I will be working as a visual effects artist, visual effects supervisor, actor, technical director and editor in this film. The film will be distributed using UFO Film Distribution System. The rough basic idea has been described below.

THE IDEA*

Title: TELEPORTED*

RealismTech, an IT company paired with Google, Facebook and Twitter to market an innonative game they’ve been developing for 15 years. The game introduces a new technology, ‘Internet Teleporting’ by which people can teleport to any distance in a matter of seconds. They used the new technology to create a video game to promote their technology, in which people have to complete tasks after being teleported. 

This movie takes the audience to a thrilling adventure with two leading characters, one who lives in India and USA respectively with their parents. They teleport themselves using the game and overcome many challenges in the video game.

Next Weekend, the government bans the game because of the technology's ill effects on the environment and health.

Watch the upcoming movie to find out how the kids fight off the challenges and find their way back to their homes after they get stuck in a new country and technology stops working.



SHIVAM.ME
*= subject to change according to film script being prepared.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

Do your bit on 26th March by joining Earth Hour 2011.



Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Last 14 Days - VFX Trailer




A VFX rich trailer made in Adobe After Effects, 3D Studio Max and Sony Vegas Pro.

Tracking Techniques Used: 

Point Tracker and Planar Tracker

All Shots done by Shivam Sai Gupta
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