Idents for +Series
We were asked to create an in camera filter effect Studio Canal +Plus. These formed part of the backdrops for the program trails.
HOW WE DID IT
The device consisted on numerous rectangular cells with a diffusion. The device which we coined the Pixeliser then mounted onto a large Plasma screen.
The light emitted from the screen bounces around and is reflected inside the white “pixel’ or cells and diffused by the etched acrylic, the light becomes an average of water appears within that cell.
We used 1mm High Impact Polystyrene to form the pixel structure which was carefully CNC cut to ensure there was no light spill. The pixel structure mounted into a timber frame which hooked onto the Plasma screen, this frame also had a slot to slide in and change the diffusion. We opted for Acid etched acrylic, this diffuses so much cleaner than Opal acrylics and keeps the colours punchy. Etch acrylic also allowed us to easily alter the amount by adding another layer
The contrast and brightness footage fed to the screen had to be tweaked but for an in camera effect we were really please as it has a certain look and texture that you would not have got from a digital effect