by the caustics from a coffee cup sitting in direct sunlight, I
put together this little Nuke composite. I filmed the caustics on
a black background as a practical element to use for the organic
energy beams to be emitted from my eyes.
the corners of my eyes and used this data throughout the composite;
to easily rotoscope the shapes of my eyes; to matchmove the energy
beams to the motion of my head; and to apply the digital makeup
around my eyes.
kaleidoscope effects laid on top of my irises were created using
a pan and tile type of technique in Nuke's 3D environment. The caustics
"energy" footage was placed onto cards and arranged/mirrored
to create the kaleidoscope pattern.
pieces of footage were filmed at 1280 x 720 @50 fps on my Canon