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Aetuts+ Weekend Workshop #8 - "Grotte"

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We've recently started a new weekly community project where we'll be posting a video created by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the work. It’s a great way to learn more about video, express your viewpoint, and have your own content critiqued! Submit your own videos at the bottom.

Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We’ve deliberately chosen videos that aren’t perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice – movement, lighting, color, pacing, etc.
  3. You can also link to videos that you feel offer a great example of this type of content done exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week’s candidate for critique!


Story Behind the Project

My intention was to recreate the Gothic atmosphere of the book

This film is a video promotion of a book called "Grotte". In the video I tell some details from the story of the book that happen in a cave into a graveyard in the city of Paris in nineteenth century.
My intention was to recreate the Gothic atmosphere of the book, the mysteries, the decadency of the city, the shadows of the characters' souls...

I used After Effects with some expressions for the lights and Cinema 4D for the modeling of the graveyard.
I was inspired in the short film "Nuit Blanche" by Arev Manoukian for the shot of the roofs of Paris and in some others books-trailers like "The Name of the Wind".

It took more than a month of work and a lot of photographs.

I know it is not perfect but this is my first motion graphic work. I will read all critiques and recommendations you can give to me.


Please let us know what you think in the comments – how would you have approached this project or done things differently?

Interested in submitting your own video? You can do so here!

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