The first asset is one of a set of videos featuring magical smoke and text bursting out of Newt Scamander’s briefcase. The text would spell out a particular day such as “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “Happy St Patrick’s Day” and the smoke is coloured, relevent to the day.

This was another asset where I got to use Turbulence FD. The smoke was created by using a sphere as the smoke emitter and putting a vibrate tag on the sphere so it would move around organically. I also set the sphere to a spline path so I could have some control over the direction.

The suitcase was created by purchasing an obj and then adding & removing geometry to make it match Newt Scamander’s suitcase in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, as closely as possible. A still was also taken from the beginning of the first film when the suitcase is open, so the lining of the suitcase in the asset matches the interior of the suitcase in the film.

The Niffler video involved a lot of rotoing. It was fun making words look like they were floating around with Niffler and maybe being pulled out of his pouch. The magical background was supplied, but if I were to make it again, I think I’d like to make a background with more movement to add the intro of the video.

Art Director – Bobby Long
Editor – Ed Bargery
Concept design – Bernie Jezowski