In 2015 I was working at MPC where I led a team of 14 people for the
matchmove department on Disney's stereo-feature 'The Jungle Book'.
Leading a team of matchmovers was an incredible experience, as I was not only able to share my experience with others, but we were also learning so much from each other as a team. I cannot express enough how rewarding this experience has been.
At MPC I have been exposed to a variety of challenges. This included
matchmoving shots that were in complete smoke or underwater, Roto
animation of Mowgli running, climbing or riding various environments and
creatures, object tracking of bear back saddles, puppets stand-ins and ivy
Client : MPC, Disney
Feature : The Jungle Book (released 2016)
In some instances a camera’s solve would have to be the last step in matchmoving a camera as there would be no point of reference to go from, e.g. underwater shots in a water tank. Here the camera was underwater and sees Mowgli jump into the water and swims up to the surface. The environment is entirely blue and the camera appears to be freely moving – there were no points to track in these shots. The three witness cameras and additional references photos helped model the water tank and allowed the roto animation of Mowgli to be completed as he was visible from these points of view. The camera could then be manually animated and aligned to the Roto Animation of the 3D Mowgli.