Tourism Victoria – PAX Aus 2013
April 17, 2013
PAX Aus is the first Penny Arcade Expo outside of the United Stated, and it’s being held in Melbourne, Australia. With funding from the Victorian government, PAX Aus is set to be an incredible three days of all things games and gamer culture as players from across the globe flock to the world’s most livable city. I worked in my role as Senior Designer & VFX Artist at Media Saints, along with a number of incredibly talented people, to help put together a short advert for the event commissioned by the Victorian government featuring Penny Arcade president Robert Khoo, and CEO of the Game Developers Association of Australia Tony Reed.
For this project my job was taking all the art and compositing it into the live-action shots of Melbourne and Victoria. This involved a lot of 3D camera tracking, 2D camera tracking, procedural animations and scripting, creation and development of the glitchy static effect used to transition in some of the elements, and a number of other things within Adobe After Effects.
The video, dubbed PAX vs Melbourne, has hit the ground running, racking up thousands of hits and coverage across several sites…