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Role: Lead Compositor
Software: Nuke
Compositors: Renzo Reyes, Claudia Yi Leon.
Created at We Are Royale

This teaser spot was shown at the Oculus Connect 4 conference. At this event, Marc Zuckerberg took the stage to announce the launch of a new standalone VR headset named Oculus Go. The headset it’s now available for purchase.

The task was clear: make the headset look sexy, awesome and elegant. Highlight all the important tech features. Since I was Lead Compositor, I started by establishing a “look” inside Nuke. Once it was approved, another compositor joined in to help us complete the project. Some comps were made in After Effects and since we were working in a linear space pipeline, everything would match at the end.

Nuke was my choice for compositing, it allows ultimate flexibility and control over the final image. Multichannel EXRs were used to rebuild the final image. We adjusted lighting, reflection, specular highlights. Other features were tweaked using normals and UV passes. Finally, we added glints and glows over the lenses, shallow depth of field, light traveling across surfaces, cool refractions and optical aberrations. All of that while keeping the overall tactile feel of the headset.