Shaking Presents

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I’m pretty amazed at some of the compositing work and trickery that Mike Hammari used in the Christmas Barrel video to animate the teddy bear and the toy soldier in the blister pack. Sometimes it was a matter of locking down the camera and compositing parts of two shots from that setup together, and sometimes it was just a matter of rotoscoping out fishing line and broomsticks. In any case, I’m quite amazed at how well it came out. I’m not so sure about whether the tone of the thing is magical or creepy, though 😛

Special thanks to Dani Miller for letting use use that lovely house and the children that happened to be living in it.

Director Mike Hammari
Producer Mike Hammari
Writer Mike Hammari
Director of Photography Matthew C. S. Julander
Editor Mike Hammari
Other Crew
Compositor Mike Hammari