Prairie Grass Patches 001

What can a patch of prairie grass do for your next scene? We're not sure but we do know they come in quite handy for us when we need to nuance up a natural setting!
animated

Inspiration

"Hairy Hill', our animated short brimming with family lore and haunting memories drawn from Daniel Gies' grandmother's life journey, blurs the lines between memory and fact, love and pain, real and fantasy. Set in a rural Alberta hamlet actually named Hairy Hill, Ethyl remembers her difficult, impoverished childhood with her siblings, ill mother, and mostly absent father through the lense of the final stages of her life. We dropped these grass patches through various scenes and seasons in this film.
"Hairy Hill', our animated short brimming with family lore and haunting memories drawn from Daniel Gies' grandmother's life journey, blurs the lines between memory and fact, love and pain, real and fantasy. Set in a rural Alberta hamlet actually named Hairy Hill, Ethyl remembers her difficult, impoverished childhood with her siblings, ill mother, and mostly absent father through the lense of the final stages of her life. We dropped these grass patches through various scenes and seasons in this film.

Quick Tip

The animated nature elements work best when layered in 3D space. You can create very realistic camera moves this way. Take advantage of the camera's depth-of-field options for some really beautiful blurring effects. Add layers of atmospheric fog in between the animated nature elements to really give your scene some depth.
"Hairy Hill', our animated short brimming with family lore and haunting memories drawn from Daniel Gies' grandmother's life journey, blurs the lines between memory and fact, love and pain, real and fantasy. Set in a rural Alberta hamlet actually named Hairy Hill, Ethyl remembers her difficult, impoverished childhood with her siblings, ill mother, and mostly absent father through the lense of the final stages of her life. We dropped these grass patches through various scenes and seasons in this film.

Technical specs

2048 x 1536, 2000 x 1500 / 24fps
PNG Sequence / 4 GB

Package content

Prairie Grass Patch A | 00:00:20:20
Prairie Grass Patch B |00:00:20:20
Prairie Grass Patch C | 00:00:20:20
Prairie Grass Patch D | 00:00:20:20
Prairie Grass Patch E | 00:00:20:20

Installation instructions

Simply import png sequence into your After Effects project. PDF Instructions