Gifomation Challenge #1

A few of my co workers have been talking about doing these short little gif challenges for about a m

The Order: 1886 – Animation Reel

Here’s some of my collection of work from The Order : 1886.  In additional to these animation

The Order: 1886 – Story Trailer

One month until release!  I’m so excited for everyone to get there hands on it.  I love thes

 

Gifomation Challenge #1

July 3, 2015 in 3d Animation, Misc by Kristoffer

A few of my co workers have been talking about doing these short little gif challenges for about a month now.  The idea is to find a gif online and turn it into an animation.  Nothing polished, just good old fashion animation fun!

It took a little bit of searching but I settled on a short clip of Peter Dinklage’s character from the 2006 movie “Penelope” flipping off some guy in jail.  For rigs, my coworker Jason found the rigs from David OReilly’s short film “The External World” that were free to use.  With everything I needed, I created this.

Sadly not being a “.gif” expert, I learned after the fact that gif’s have lossy frame rate and compression guidelines.  Most of the 30fps animation was lost in the export (that arm pop on the left arm drives me crazy!).  This gif was uploaded at 10fps….  What a bummer…  Lesson learned.  At least next time I know to pick a shorter gif :)

Overall, The guys had a lot of fun with it.  We agreed we should try to make more.  Jason also created a tumblr account for us to post everything too.  So if you want to see more from me and the guys check them out here.

http://gifomation.tumblr.com/

 


The Order: 1886 – Animation Reel

March 20, 2015 in 3d Animation, Featured by Kristoffer

Here’s some of my collection of work from The Order : 1886.  In additional to these animations, I worked with the rest of the in-game animation team to create 1000′s of animations for this game.  Most of those animations were created in a very collaborative environment. Multiple animators would animate the same files to move animations through the pipeline.  I can’t say enough how thankful I am to have been on this project.

Shot Breakdown
0:00 – Titles – Shot the light leaks with my own camera and used some stock Particle footage from videocopilot to try to make my name interesting :)
0:07 – Boss Fight branching QTE – Lycan is keyed, and although the player started with mocap he eventually become all keyed for this animation as well. Camera used mocap that was also polished.
0:13 – Melee Attack – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts & clarity. Camera hand keyed
0:18 – Lycan Attack Hit – Lycan is keyed, Player uses Mocap that was cleaned up and polished.
0:21 – Boss Fight branching QTE – Lycan is keyed, and the player uses mocap with a heavy amount of keyed love. Rubble is all hand keyed. Camera used mocap that was also polished.
0:37 – Stealth Melee Kill – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts & clarity. Camera hand keyed
0:43 – Lycan soldier Execute – Lycan is keyed on a very cool transforming rig, and the player uses mocap that was cleaned up and polished.
0:51 – Boss Fight branching QTE – Lycan is keyed, and the player uses mocap with a heavy amount of keyed love. Rubble is all hand keyed. Camera used mocap that was also polished.
1:03 – Lycan Kill – Lycan is keyed, and the player uses mocap with a heavy amount of keyed love. Camera used mocap that was also polished.
1:06 – Lycan Plank Attack – Lycan is keyed, and the player uses mocap that was cleaned up and polished. Camera used mocap that was also polished.
1:13 – Stealth Melee Kill – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts & clarity. Camera hand keyed
1:19 – Lycan Attack Miss – Lycan is keyed, Player uses Mocap that was cleaned up and polished. Camera hand keyed
1:21 – Near Cover Melee Kill – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts & clarity. Camera hand keyed
0:51 – Boss Fight branching QTE – Lycan is keyed, and the player is mocap and keyed.
1:28 – Near Cover Melee Kill – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts & clarity. Camera hand keyed
1:33 – Stealth Melee Kill – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts clarity. Camera hand keyed
1:36 – Area Transition Cutscene – A mix of multiple mocap traversal files, and polish to create this one. Camera hand keyed
1:40 – Area Transition Animation – Player is hand keyed! No Mocap. One of the few in the game! haha. Camera hand keyed
1:43 – Ladder Interact – A mix of multiple mocap files, and polish to create this one. Camera hand keyed
1:47 – Near Cover Melee Kill – Both characters use Mocap which was cleaned up and polished for contacts & clarity. Camera hand keyed
1:51 – Titles – Shot the light leaks with my own camera and used some stock Particle footage from videocopilot to again try to make my name interesting.

Music by: Florence and the Machine – Howl

The Order: 1886 – Story Trailer

January 22, 2015 in 3d Animation, Featured by Kristoffer

One month until release!  I’m so excited for everyone to get there hands on it.  I love these kind of story driven action adventure games.  It was amazing to work on this game the past three years :)

http://www.theordergame.com

Pre-order:
http://www.playstation.com/en-us/game…

Rated Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language

©2015 Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. The Order: 1886 is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Created and developed by Ready At Dawn Studios LLC.

Catherine & Louis Wedding Day

November 19, 2014 in Featured, videography, Weddings by Kristoffer

San Francisco Sightseeing

February 14, 2014 in Featured, Travel, videography by Kristoffer

Over the past five years Trang and I have been to San Francisco a lot. In our eyes San Francisco is more like a second home to us so we never considered making a video about it. It wasn’t until I started working on a separate video project that I noticed just how much footage we had. Some footage went all the way back to 2008. Back when We got our first DSLR. This video is a compilation of all the great trips & memories we filmed over the past 6 years in the Bay Area. Enjoy :)

Filmed with: Nikon D90 & D7000 / various prime lens
Music by: Bronze Radio Return – Shake, Shake, Shake

The American Southwest

January 27, 2014 in Featured, Travel, videography by Kristoffer

We took a road trip to explore the American Southwest. Drove the southern parts of the Grand Canyon, took a tour through the Upper Antelope Canyon, and saw the truly amazing Monument Valley.

Filmed with: 2 Nikon D7000′s and various prime lens, GoPro 3 Black Edition
Music by: Half Moon Run – Full Circle

2013 Ready at Dawn Christmas Party

December 19, 2013 in Misc by Kristoffer

Last Saturday was RAD’s Christmas party.  This year it was at The Crow Bar & Kitchen in Corona Del Mar.   The never ending food and drinks went on all night.  Everyone had a great time.  Here’s some info on the game we’ve been working on if you’re interested.  http://www.gameinformer.com/p/theorder.aspx

Rachel + Richard’s HL Video

November 19, 2013 in Featured, Misc, videography, Weddings by Kristoffer

I loved Rachel and Richard’s wedding. The whole event felt really close to the heart. From the homemade wedding cake to the do it yourself decorations, everything came together so well. It was a pleasure to capture the day for them.

Filmed with: 2 Nikon D7000′s and various prime lens
Music by: Jeremy Fisher – Come Fly Away

Reino de Espana

July 5, 2013 in Featured, Travel, videography by Kristoffer

For Trang’s 30th birthday I took her to Spain. From the long days to the late nights, we had plenty of things to do. We split our trip between Madrid, Barcelona, and quick day trip to El Escorial. My only gripe is that i wish places were more camera friendly, I had to check in my gear more times then I had expected. Nevertheless i got to sneak a few shots :) Within our trip we were able to visit all the main spots as well as some well known restaurants.

It was a great trip that far exceeded my expectations :)

Filmed with: 2 Nikon D7000′s and GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
Music by: Of Monsters And Men – King And Lionheart

The Order 1886 – Reveal Trailer

June 11, 2013 in 3d Animation, Featured by Kristoffer

I’m so excited finally be able to show everyone the game I’ve been working on the past year.

The Order: 1886 is a brand new IP developed by Ready At Dawn Studios exclusively for the PS4.

If you want to learn more about The Order 1886 check out this article posted on Playstation.blog  In addition to that, IGN posted a video detailing a little more about our game as well :)

For More information and updates please follow the companies social media sites!
Website: www.readyatdawn.com
Twitter: @RAD_Studios
Youtube Channel: ReadyAtDawnStudios