TANK – A New Short Film by Stu Maschwitz

May 23, 2018 2762 0 Share
Red Giant Team
Red Giant Team
Introducing Tank, a new short film from Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer, Stu Maschwitz. In a  visual homage to vector arcade games of the early 80’s (like Battlezone and Star Wars), Tank tells the story of a team of pilots that must take on a weapon of mass destruction in a battle to save their world. 

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Putting aside current 3D modeling techniques, Stu looked to the past and built the world of Tank entirely in Adobe After Effects, using mathematics and code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work. Watch the Making of Tank to learn more about Stu’s journey in telling this visually unique story. 

See more Red Giant films at redgiant.com/films.

THE TOOLS OF TANK

Here are some links (and more) that Stu mentioned in his Making Of Tank video:

 

The Expression that Started it All
Not a link, just an actual After Effects expression you can copy and paste.
  • thisComp.layer(“Null 1”).toComp([0,0,0])


 

VectorKit
Want to experience just how crazy someone has to be to make a film this way? Give it a try with this free After Effects template project. Get VectorKit HERE.

 

Magic Bullet Looks
Red Giant’s flagship color and looks tool was used to create the vignetting, flares and chromatic aberration that make TANK appear to have been filmed off a TV monitor with an anamorphic lens. LEARN MORE.

 

Building Your Own 3D Particle Generator
A seminal After Effects expressions tutorial from MotionScripts’ Dan Ebberts. READ MORE

 

Magic Bullet Film
Red Giant’s film simulation tool created the overall film look of TANK. LEARN MORE.

 

Prolost EDC
A free collection of handy After Effects workflow presets. Includes Front/Back Visibility, which was used on TANK to automate the visibility of the back faces of the wireframe objects. Get it HERE

 

Universe Holomatrix II
Part of Red Giant Universe, this plug-in creates scanlines and realistic video distortion. LEARN MORE

 

Triune Scores: 80s Synth
14 royalty-free 80s-inspired music tracks, including stings and risers. LEARN MORE.

 

Magic Bullet Renoiser
For the most detailed control of 4k film grain, Magic Bullet Renoiser was used to create the film grain in TANK. LEARN MORE.

 

Prolost Boardo
Bring storyboards to life with this set of After Effects presets that make it fast and easy to animate camera moves and transitions. LEARN MORE.

 

Post a Comment

Sign In to Post a Comment

Free

Did you know you can try Red Giant products? Trial installers are available to test things out on your system and, aside from time restrictions or watermarks, are fully functional!

Upgrade

If you have an older version of a product, you are eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price. Upgrades save you money while keeping you current.

Students & Teachers

If you are a student or teacher, you are eligible for 50% off all of our products. It takes just a few minutes to set up your academic status.

Businesses

We offer special rates and services for businesses making volume purchases of our products. Connect with us to learn more.