Visual Effects & Digital Set Extension

Martin's earlier projects focus on digital set extension, a type of visual effects incorporating computer generated elements with live action. It involves various kinds of techniques and disciplines, such as motion control, matchmoving, matte painting, compositing and color grading. Furthermore lots of care has to be taken when shooting live action scenes on location.

For Martin's first project "The Picture Show" an actor was filmed in a green-screen environment along with 3D tracking markers for camera motion recovery. Matchmoving was used to combine the CG set and objects with the live action footage, composited using Shake. In Tamer Ruggli's "Flower of Carnage" a golden cage had to be digitally inserted into the scene.


The Picture Show *, 2005

Flower of Carnage, 2006,
(Director: Tamer Ruggli)