About

Steven J Brooks - Compositing Demo Reel
Shot Descriptions - StevenJBrooks.com
818-415-6728 - Steven@StevenJBrooks.com
00:00 - Slate
Looks like my ColorInAble.com business card, but there is a
compositing sign down the street.
Lightwave, After Effects, Illustrator/Freehand
00:06 - Threshold, Fish Swim into “Crop Circle” Pattern
Besides being the 3D artist, I comped the shot, this is the full length version.
Eden FX, CBS, Paramount, 2005
After Effects, Lightwave
00:20 - The Guardian, Swimmers Dives and Rescues (3 non
sequential shots)
Paint and Roto Artist, Painting out safety gear and painting in background deck objects, Cutting mattes for actors and ropes using spline roto and wire removal techniques, painting out background sets and reflections.
Flash Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, 2006
Digital Fusion
00:32 - High School Musical 2 - Ride with the Wildcats
Sweepstakes Entry Spot, Balloon Wipe of Family at Disneyland
Composite Artist, Created Balloon Wipe from original footage, time ramped Bridge shot to match look for spot established in Final Cut, Effected fireworks shot to add to practical simulated fireworks lighting on family
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey
2007
After Effects
00:37 - The Last Samurai, Troupe rides into town
Part of Paint and Roto crew that removed 20th century Japan
from background
Flash Filmworks, Warner Brothers 2004
Digital Fusion
00:41 - Man of the House, Cheerleaders and coaches on field
Part of crew that rotoed out sky, Part of crew that tracked in and stabilized crowd into stands, Spline animated shadows for cheerleaders on ground
Flash Filmworks, 2004
Digital Fusion
00:44 - Active Adventures, Girl With Turkey Baster Reverse
Wipe
Composite artist for shot, worked with practical elements to
create a reverse wipe.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Networks (Disney Channel - Toon
Disney / Jetix - ABC), Kraft, 2008
After Effects
00:46 - The Last Sentinel, woman gets blown to the ground by
explosion, Composite Artist, Amped up explosion with practical elements, painted out errant debris.
Gorilla Pictures, Sci Fi Channel Original Picture, 2007
After Effects
00:48 - The Last Sentinel, woman and man jump out window
shoot hole in parking lot. (3 sequential shots)
Composite Artist, Amped up explosion with practical elements, painted out errant debris on parking lot, Painted out wire rigs from all angles, added muzzle flashes.
Gorilla Pictures, Sci Fi Channel Original Picture, 2007
After Effects
00:50 - The Last Samurai, Stars ride through explosions on
horses, and soldiers falling off of horses in battle (2 shots). Paint and Roto as part of the face replacement team, cleaning up the explosions and face replacement areas. Rotoscope
horses in battle fro composite of battle elements.
Flash Filmworks, Warner Brothers 2004
Digital Fusion
00:53 - The Guardian, Sailors on Deck in violent storm
Paint and Roto Artist, Painting out safety gear and out
background sets, Cutting mattes for actors and ropes using
spline roto and wire removal techniques.
Flash Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, 2006
Digital Fusion
00:55 - Velocitors, 3D animated toys fighting (2 shots)
Composited 3D animation.
Tigar-Hare, Mattel 2004
Digital Fusion
00:57 - High School Musical Ride With the Wildcats
Sweepstakes Payoff Spot, Multi shot HSM 2 actors, Disneyland
Parade, Logos (starts and ends with the shots of the HSM stars in hallway)
Composite Artist, Comped Multiple shots together, Paint / Roto / Key elements for wipes of Water, HMS 2 Logo, Cheerleader.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey
2007
After Effects
01:02 - High School Musical Ride With the Wildcats
Sweepstakes Entry Spot, Disney Castle in clouds with trip
details text Composite Artist, Comped Multiple shots together, Created the
text and effects, added the fireworks elements from practical brought in logos from static art.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey
2007
After Effects
01:03 - Tarzan Swing Spot, Tarzan Jane and Monkey Swing as
it says Swing Composite Artist, Created the Indiana Jones effect Lettering and animated it, Key and Roto animated characters to make composite, applied Toon Disney Logos.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney, Toon Disney. 2007
After Effects
01:09 - The Guardian, Man flailing hurt drowning, rescuer pops from behind in the rough sea Paint and Roto artist, Painted out Kevin Costner swimming up to victim, painted out reflections of lighting from set in goggles,
rotoed to clean out background in wave tank and pull actors for more 3D water effects.
Flash Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures 2006
Digital Fusion
01:15 - Dark Water, Toilet water overflows dark
Paint and Roto Artist, painting out clear water (especially errant splashes) and rotoing water to be darkened
Flash Filmworks Disney, 2004
Digital Fusion
01:17 - The Last Samurai, Gatling Gun guns down Samurai
Roto masks of Samurai and Horses.
Flash Filmworks, Warner Brothers 2004
Digital Fusion
01:20 - Man of the House, Cheerleaders and coaches on field
Part of crew that tracked in and stabilized crowd into stands
Flash Filmworks, 2004
Digital Fusion
01:22 - Dark Water, Girl trapped in mucky washing machine
Paint and Roto Artist, prepared key and clean area of gunky
front of washing machine for insertion of Girl.
Flash Filmworks
Digital Fusion
01:24 - The Guardian, Camera dollies around rescue helicopter in flight in major storm
Paint and Roto artist, Painted out reflections of set and lighting in windows, visors and gear, cut mask for exterior environment to be added.
Flash Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures 2006
Digital Fusion
01:27 - The Last Sentinel, 2 rebels get shot up in front of van by robo troops (8 shots)
Composite Artist, Created 2D animated composite of bullet
holes in van that was then placed over van in shots using 3D
planes in After Effects and then tracked on to the van. I also added some Blood Spatters, Tracers, and Muzzle Flares to these shots. Note how the bullet holes match in the different environments as they accumulate, and even come through clearly when sent off to the Scope Screen compositor.
Gorilla Pictures, Sci Fi Channel Original Picture, 2007
After Effects
01:40 - The Legend Of Sasquatch, 2 Girls in clearing by
stream, and Cave crane down establishing shot. (2 3D
animated shots)
Composite Artists Both Shots, Fixed faces on rocks that
flickered during render process, added new rendered water to
second shot.
Gorilla Pictures, Golden Rule Entertainment 2006
After Effects
01:49 - The Last Sentinel, Camera dollies around Katee
Sackhoff in “Control Room”
Composite Artist, Tracked Screen into monitor.
Gorilla Pictures, Sci Fi Channel Original Picture, 2007
After Effects
01:52 - High School Musical Ride With the Wildcats
Sweepstakes Entry Spot, Enter Online Montage (3 shots)
Composite Artist, Comped Multiple shots together, Tracked
Screen into monitor. Took Mock up of Web site from HSM 2
division, created mock web page in browser for spot, Created
and animated all key graphics.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey
2007
After Effects
01:55 - High School Musical Ride With the Wildcats
Sweepstakes Entry Spot, Product Interior Shot
Composite Artist, Tracked Screen into monitor. Painted, Keyed and Rotoed to clean up extra elements in background outside car window.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey
2007
After Effects
01:58 - High School Musical Ride With the Wildcats
Sweepstakes Entry Spot, Flash Photo at Disneyland
Composite Artist, Created Flash Effect in Camera, Created
Cheerleader Wipe all from original shot elements.
Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey
2007
After Effects
02:02 - Slate
Looks like my business card, but there is a compositing sign
down the street.
Lightwave, After Effects, Illustrator/Freehand

Credits

Threshold - Eden FX, CBS, Paramount

The Guardian - Flash Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures

High School Musical 2 Ride with the Wildcats Sweepstakes Entry Spot - Gorilla Pictures, Disney Channel, Disneyland, Honda Odyssey

The Last Samurai - Flash Filmworks, Warner Brothers

Man of the House - Flash Filmworks

Active Adventures - Gorilla Pictures, Disney Networks (Disney Channel - Toon Disney / Jetix - ABC), Kraft

The Last Sentinel - Gorilla Pictures, Sci Fi Channel Original Picture

Velocitors - Tigar-Hare, Mattel

Dark Water - Flash Filmworks, Disney

The Legend Of Sasquatch - Gorilla Pictures, Golden Rule Entertainment

Technical Info

After Effects, Digital Fusion, Lightwave, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand