Minh Nguyen Ba

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Head and Shoulders



Modelling
Animation/Simming
Lighting/Shading



Late in the process it was decided the pack-shot of this new line of products would be done entirely in CG, which means we had to ensure our renders would have a smooth photo-real look to it.








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V8 V-Fusion – Leaf



CG lead
Modelling
Animation
Shading
Lighting


For this 15 seconds animated piece, we had to rebuild a countryside landscape from various elements.


The initial plants were shot against green screen, the hero leaf was built in 3d and and animated to blend seamlessly with the live-action plants and also land on the live-action bottles.


The background was built from a matte painting projected on 3d geometry.


The grass environement at the end was also entirely rebuilt in 3d.








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Client: Campbell’s Soup Company
Agency:Y&R NY
Director: Rob Schnapp
Executive Producer: Dante Piacenza
VFX Company: Absolute Post
VFX Producer: Sally Heath
Lead Flame: Nathan Kane
3D: Minh Nguyen Ba, Andrew Harper, Sheri Wong, Rob Dollase, Vania Alban Zapata, Mirelle Underwood, Cedrick Gousse



LG Infinea


CG lead
Shoot attendance
Modelling
Shading
Lighting


For this commercial for LG new Infinea screens, we had to build a photo-real gallery space displaying the new tv set.






Johnny Weir – Sundance Channel


CG lead
Shoot attendance
Modelling
Shading
Lighting
Modelling : Andrew Harper, Keith Kamholz
Texturing : Sheri Wong


For this promo for a Sundance Channel documentary about american figure skater Johnny Weir, we had to build a fantasy version of the Versailles hall of mirrors.









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Credits:
Client: Sundance Channel
Spots Title: Be Good Johnny Weir
Air Date: January 2010

Agency: Sundance Channel
Agency Producer(s): Shari Weisenberg, JC Cancedda, Mark Williams

Prod Company: @radical.media
Director: Matthew Rolston
EP: Jim Bouvet

Editorial: Cut & Run NYC
Editor: Tina Mintus
Assistant Editor: Adam Bazadona
Producer: Ashley Carrier

Post/Effects: Absolute NY
EP: Sally Heath
Lead Flame Artist: Josh Laurence
Flame Ops: Dirk Greene, Krispy Cornwell, Nathan Kane, Daniel Morris
Lead CG Artist: Minh Nguyen-BA
CG Ops: Andrew Harper, Sheri Wong, Keith Kamholz
Combustion: Warren Paleos, Krissy Nordella,
Digital Mattes: Ross Goldstein, Jasper Kidd, Ric Comline, Christian Kugler

Ginger Cow



Creature Modelling
Character TD


The brief for this test was to create a photo-real cow for a pitch. We only had a shot period of time allocated to this test (2 full weeks) and most of our efforts went into getting detailed facial features as well as good looking fur. The model certainly needs more work, as does the skin shading which is still pretty basic. We’re still pretty chuffed with the overall look and how well the face sustains close-up renders. Promising, but definitely unfinished business here…



Samsung Jet



Creature Modelling
Character TD

A viral campaign for The Viral Factory for Samsung Jet phone, with a humoristic tone set as a to fake a corporate product launch.

I created the model from various pictures I took at the Whipsnade zoo near London.
I also created the rig as well as the animation pipeline.


Next the elephants were animated, bungee-jumping from a UFO over Picadilly Circus.

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Ptoduct: Samsung Jet Phone
Creative agency: The Viral Factory
Art director: The Viral Factory
Media agency: The Viral Factory
Director: Keith Schofield & The Viral Factory
Production company: The Viral Factory
Editor: Rob Hill
Post production: Absolute Post
3D: Richard Nelson, Minh Nguyen Ba, Jamie White, Matt Burns, Huggy Stephens
Audio post production: Unit Post
Exposure: Viral

Travelers



CG Lead
Shoot attendance
Modelling
Animation
Rendering


The Absolute CG team and myself created various CG umbrellas appearing in both commercials.
Lighting relied heavily on hdri environements from the shoot.






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Client: Travelers
Agency: Fallon, Minneapolis
Executive Creative Director: Al Kelly
Art Director: Scott O’Leary
Copywriter: Ryan Peck
Executive Agency Producer: Kate Talbott
Director of Production: Vic Palumbo
Production Company: HSI
Director: Gerard de Thame
Director of Photography: Mick Coulter
Executive Producer: Fabyan Daw,
Maddi Carlton
Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Kirk Baxter
VFX Company: Absolute Post
VFX Producer: Sally Heath
Lead Flame: Dirk Greene
3D: Minh Nguyen-Ba, Jamie White, Stephen “Huggy” Henry, Peter Hamilton, Keith Kamholz



Levis – Unbreakable



CG Lead
Modelling
Texturing
Rendering


I rebuilt a dark and moody side street from downtown LA, using pictures taken during the shoot.

Below is a wireframe render that shows the model with and without texture.


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Client: Levi’s
Title: Unbreakable
Exec Creative Directors: Sir John Hegarty, Nick Gill
Creative Team: Toby Allen, Jim Hilson
Exec Agency Producer: David Karbassioun
Production Company: Sonny, London
Director: Fredrik Bond
Producers: Helen Kenny, Ran Holst
Director of Photography: Alwin Küchler
Post Production: Absolute Post, London
Sound: Aaron Reynolds (Wave recording Studios)
Editing Company & Editor: Tim Thornton Allan (Marshall Street Editing)
Music: Justice, ‘Genesis ( The Levis Unbuttoned remix 2008)

New Captain Scarlet



Head of Character Modelling

Working on Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet, I was leading a team of five character modellers working on the face models of the series characters, as well as all the different facial expressions.


These models were built from sculptures from the art department that were scanned and then turned into models to be sent to rigging.






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