Byzantine - Throwing Knife

Brothers' inc.
  • Client: Brothers' inc.
  • Project: Byzantine
  • Year: 2009
  • Software Used: Maya Combustion Photoshop
In this scene David Huddleston throws a knife into a phone. The original idea was to hide the knife throw with a whip pan, but after some consideration it seemed necessary to add a CG knife to add some realism. After the original comp was done, the filmmakers wanted the phone to jiggle when the knife hit. This required some clever compositing of the original image.