Federico Pelat | “Listen to Them Fade” VFX

“Legacy 4K was not only helpful for establishing the mood, but also with the transitions of the video.”

Federico Pelat is a 22 year old motion designer from France, and is currently in his third year studying design and visual communications at ESAG Penningham in Paris. His latest personal project “Listen to Them Fade” caught our attention, so we got in touch and asked him a few questions.

Tell us a little about yourself… What is your background in filmmaking, motion graphics, design, etc?
I’ve always been fascinated by science-fiction movies and games… especially with the visual aspect of these worlds. I got my first computer with photoshop elements installed on it when I was 14, then in high school, I got into “movie” making and started playing with After Effects, C4D, and other editing software. After seeing Joseph Kosinski’s Tron, with all the crazy UI’s and striking visual concepts, I decided that I wanted my passion to become my job.

Tell us about your workflow for this project.
The goal was to get a perfect sync between the music and the visuals, so I started in AE and created some synchronized simple shapes, and then I used these animated shapes as textures for my different scenes in C4D. There was a lot of back and forth between the two apps until I was satisfied with the scenes. The last step was to get everything together and apply the beauty pass, which consisted of camera blur, chromatic aberrations and Lens Distortions.

Where do you find inspiration?
Mainly from movies and games but also from the daily art related posts that the artists I’m following on Facebook are sharing every day, may it be sketches, wips or finished projects? Two of my favorite artists are Bradley Munkowitz and Ash Thorp.

Any thoughts on how Lens Distortions helped your project?
I love how Lens Distortions give your project a sweet organic look. Legacy 4K was not only helpful for establishing the mood, but also with the transitions of the video. As I’m pretty much always working in a 1920×1280 format, the 4k resolutions of the LD clips allowed me to move, scale and crop the footage to find the perfect match for all of my shots.

Federico Pelat is a 22 year old motion designer from France, and is currently in his third year studying design and visual communications at ESAG Penningham in Paris. His latest personal project “Listen to Them Fade” caught our attention, so we got in touch and asked him a few questions.

See more of Federico’s work at supranutz.com.

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