In February 2019, Jason began drafting concepts for a series of three new videos. This project would remain in ideation until later that year in July when the concept was finalised and it was launched into production.
The Takeaway project would then see 8 months in production in an on-and-off fashion in between Jason's other commitments and served as a very involved creative outlet. Nearly 150+ hours were documented on the project, which doesn't include the many undocumented hours that were dedicated to its production over the course of 2019.
It was until late January 2020 that the project would hit full steam ahead and it all began to fall into place. It was on the homestretch - finally achieving completion in February 2020.
The film features Bianca North - longtime friend and fellow adventurer - through a dreamscape style vision of a latent apocalypse. The interpretation as to what this means or implies is left entirely to the viewer.
Takeaway fuses compelling shot composition with unique VFX work. It's been almost 2 years since Jason's last video of this style was released and the natural evolution of Jason's VFX and production is very clear.
In July 2018, the Ocean Lyric video was premiered, garnering 20k views on youtube as of February 2020. Takeaway can be considered the sequel - it maintains a similar style whilst offering a natural evolution of visual compositing.
This project has taught me so much over the last 8 months which I'm heavily grateful for. My understanding of both Adobe After Effects and Blackmagic Fusion has come a long way since the beginning, and some of these shots I couldn't have even dreamed of creating when I first started. I still have so much to learn, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.
As always, Jason always strives to capture stills that reflect and accompany his projects to provide added depth. These stills were captured while on location at Mt Keira, Norah Head, Kiama and Royal National Park.
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Curious how the VFX in this film were constructed? See a behind the scenes look at some of the shots involved.
Jason always makes use of modern techniques and strives to capture the most captivating footage possible.
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