“Stag” Short film by Dave Webster
Motion director/CG artist Dave Webster in London: “Stag is a personal project – the main purpose was to blur the boundaries between live-action, CG, and macro photography, with each shot containing at least two of each, in various forms, so as to create one ambiguous growth sequence.
“Plates were shot at various locations around the Lake District in Cumbria, Crombie in Scotland, and Highgate Woods in London. Additional macro photography footage is used in various places. Forest sounds recorded on location.
“CG was made using Houdini (rendered in Redshift), Nuke for 2D. Music was made using Ableton Live, also running Native Instruments’ Pharlight and Straylight a lot.”
Director/DOP/VFX: Dave Webster
Audio: Dave Webster
Toolkit: Houdini, Redshift, Nuke, Panasonic GH5, Olympus 60mm macro, Panasonic 12-35mm, Ableton, NI Pharlight, Straylight, Kawai KDP110 piano