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The Making of Worms

Music Video Shot Breakdown with Sil van der Woerd

Introduction Part 1


In this four-disc set, Sil van der Woerd reveals the entire production process of making Worms, a music video in which Sil integrated live action footage with complex digital sets and characters to create imaginative worlds. The first disc in this set gives a general overview of the entire production pipeline. The following three discs feature breakdowns of different scenes which are fully analyzed and discussed from sketch to the final composition. Sil covers many technical subjects including motion tracking in Boujou, compositing, rotoscoping and keying in After Effects, previsualization, modeling, texturing, digital sets, animation and dynamics in Maya. The combination of behind-the-scenes material, practical tricks and technical tutorials make this set an enjoyable way to learn and absorb valuable knowledge. This set hopes to inspire everyone who dreams of starting their own production and aims to help turn your independent project into a professional production.

Duration: 601 minutes

Format: SD 1024x768

Sil van der Woerd

Music Video and Film Director

In 2005 Sil van der Woerd finished his study of fine arts at the Academy of Art and Design in Arnhem, the Netherlands. At the Academy Sil started using film and mixed new media, live action video and dominant soundtracks to express his fictitious, atmospheric worlds. In 2004 his short film Duet started to gain public attention and had a series of successful festival plays. Then his film Swim went global and played at some of the worlds biggest festivals, bringing home several awards and nominations.

Sil's first music video for the track Worms, by singer Lolly Jane Blue, introduced his new skills in directing, and showcased some high-profile visual effects techniques that Sil learned during his studies at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, in Hollywood.
Recently, Sil started working on his latest film project: White Swan, which is another music video for singer Lolly Jane Blue.