Sunday, September 6, 2009

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Video, direction, and vfx by Krista Benson.

starring Donna Ricci for

make-up/hair/styling by Tuesday Coren

Drop Dead Gorgeous from Krista Benson on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Ravens Song

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Commercial fun

Silly fun with Calpernia Addams and Jer Ber Jones

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Evolution of "Seduction and the Rose Queen"

Evolution of "Seduction and the Rose Queen" from Krista Benson on Vimeo.

This is a "how to" I put together for the image
"Seduction and the Rose Queen".
The inspiration for the image stemmed from the very first portrait image shown in the video of Jasmine kissing the frog bones. She was never wearing the dress, that is from another shoot from another model. Once I know which portrait I am using to create the image then I know my angle/perspective that I need to match to for the rest of the images. Elements are extracted from various photos by either color keying them to isolate the desired object or painfully cutting them out ( called roto work ). Also I like to gather environment images on cloudy days so there are no distinct key lights ( the sun).
The portraits were all shot in my studio.
All digital manipulation was done in PS3.
The final image is +4K in size.

model: Jasmine Worth

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Death Queen from Krista Benson on Vimeo.

concept, direction, VFX: Krista Benson
model: Sarah
costume: Skin Graft Designs

This is a test I made for a story idea I have.

Shot at 720p 30fps on the Casio EX-F1, compositing in Nuke,
Edit in Final Cut

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Feeling Creative!

Remembering Another World from Krista Benson on Vimeo.
Model: Rosie
clothing: Skin Graft Designs
Design, Direction, VFX : Krista Benson

I have been inspired to create little vignettes of story ideas I have in my mind lately. The stories are incomplete and feel like my dreams leaking out for all to see.
This one is titled "Remembering Another World".

Below is the behind the scenes footage.

Behind the scenes from Krista Benson on Vimeo.

the model was filmed in 720p at 30fps on the Casio EX-F1 against greenscreen. All elements composited in Nuke.
Edit and music done in Final Cut.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cthulhu Pop

Here is a fun video I made with model and friend Melodie Gore.

I shot the model and tentacles on the Casio EX-F1 at 720p against green screen. I composited it in Nuke and edited in Final Cut Express.

Live action anime!

Cthulhu Pop from Krista Benson on Vimeo.