Friday, 12 April 2013
showreel Reetesh Motah 2009-2010 from Reetesh Motah on Vimeo.
Moving image work done while i was living in Jeddah
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Monday, 30 July 2012
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Snake in the grass from Reetesh Motah on Vimeo.
The story of a big corporation aiming to conquest the world.
Answers to longevity will probably be in genetic engineering and nanotechnology but how humane will a crafted being still be? “Snake in the grass” is a story set in our very near future reflecting on the possible threat of nanotechnology if available to a tyrannical corporation. Whilst its intention is not to simply take on globalization it will hopefully raise awareness of how individuals should be aware of the forces at work within a consumerist culture.
Written, animated and directed by Reetesh Motah in 2004/2005
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Jump!! from Reetesh Motah on Vimeo.
Here's an extract of the Saudi Airlines flight safety video which i worked on - concept, storybaord, VFX, 3D (modeling, rigging & animation), compositing, colour correction, co-direction and project management - couple of years back.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Promotional film "Trésors de la marine" shot in April 2012 in Mauritius. Shot at 24 fps on Canon 60D with - Canon EF 2.8, 28 | Carl Zeiss Flektogon 2.8, 35 | Chrome nose Canon FD 1.4, 50 | Tele Vivitar 1.8, 85 | Manfrotto 190XPROB. Other gear - iMac | Adobe Premiere/ After Effects | Film Magic Pro
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Monday, 19 December 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
It's been a while since i last shared some moving image work on the blog. This TV commercial for "toysRus" has been a lot of fun. I had the luxury of working on the concept development as well given that there were no agencies involved. After my storyboard was approved, i wasted no time to prepare the assets for animation. The tricky but effective technique of "animated masks" in After Effects for most of the running cycles helped me crack this animation in 5 days. On a more complex project with elaborate narrative, i would probably have opted for Anime Studio Pro.
toysRus 20s TVC | Nov2011 Eid from Reetesh Motah on Vimeo.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
This 30 sec animation tries to express and illustrate the 3 essences - "Energizing Refreshment, Forward Momentum, Positive" - of Coca Cola. The approach is simplistic and minimalist as is the concept. The latter came to me only 2 days before the deadline and i was not able to spend too long on execution...
A more complex paper plane folding would have been more effective but that would have taken extra couple of days just to do animated tests. Instead of the bottles "fading in" on the wings a more procedural approach - shape being drawn, liquid filling up bottle - was what i had in mind but the clock was ticking...
Bottles created in Illustrator. Use of blend shapes in Maya for the paper plane. Trapcode Particular for the exhaust particles. 3D camera data exported to After Effects for final compositing. Depth of field done in After Effects using z-depth data from the Maya renders. Public domain "free" music from musopen.org edited to fit the timeline.