Patch Tracking & Composite
I was hired to track and composite a logo patch onto the lab coats of doctors in various shot of a promo video. I initially tried variations of the built-in tracker in After Effects but wasn’t getting the quality that I wanted. So I upped my tracking game to Mocha. That worked like a charm. It maintained the perspective of the patches and also allowed me to modify the shape of the patch in Photoshop to match the shape and distortion on any jacket folds.
It was great to actually have a green patch to track because I could also use that as a key to composite the patch behind the video layer and not have to worry about masking out the overlap from the collars and stethoscopes.
Cleaning out the hard drives I came this set of footage from a few years back of a short titled “Susannah”. It was shot on the original RED camera system and was offered to editors through opencut.org. Since I had all the original footage I thought I might as well edit the story. I also used this as an experiment for workflow. The edit was done in Final Cut Pro X as well as the sound design. I sent a proxy render over to After Effects to create the titles, then brought them back into Final Cut. I then sent an XML over to DaVinci Resolve for the final color grade. Once in Resolve’s editor, I did notice the audio work I did as well as the title clips from After Effects were not recognized. So I deleted the unsupported clips and focused just on the picture. Once the grade was complete I then rendered out a 422 HQ master with no sound and brought that back into Final Cut to lay over the original edit. That way I could still use the good sound design I created before as well as the titles from After Effects.
Written & Directed by: Evan Nicholas
Producers: Dennis Shin and Evan Nicholas
Executive Producers: Joe Carnahan and Torrey Loomis
Director of Photography: Brian Hamm
AC/DIT: Ryan Todd
AD: ￼ Paul Damen
Sound Engineer: Tyler Sabbag
PAs: James Gauntt and Frank Kearl
“Ed” ￼ Ben Bray
“Jacob” Johnny Bogris
“Penelope” Kazandra Santana
Nicaragua GoPro Edit
Well, I finally got the GoPro out into some real surf. Spent a week down in Nicaragua and surfed various spots around the Popoyo area. All of this footage is from Popoyo reef.
Special thanks to Waves of Love for housing and feeding us for a week.
I was contracted by Velocity Training to put together an energetic promotional video that showcases their instructors as well as the activities of the training.
Whole Planet Foundation
This video was written by Whole Foods Market Winter Team Member Lauren Carder to be a training video for Whole Foods Market Team Members, educating them and making them aware of the Whole Planet Foundation. It was lit, shot, edited, colored, and animated by myself. The style I came up with was to be similar to the 1960s Batman television series.