I'm currently working on some effects and the grade of a short film by David Schofield (see his last film The Most Important Things in Life in a previous blog). The majority of the effects work is adding some snow into a couple of scenes. This film is set at Christmas and whilst they were lucky enough to have snow on the ground on the days of shooting the exteriors, they're was no snow falling from the sky and David felt that it was integral to the mood of the film. Below is a preliminary test for the particle system I have created for the shots. I'm using Trapcode Particular inside of After Effects to generate the snow. I still have a little bit of work to do, to introduce some snow behind the character and make the snowflakes a little less uniform in shape. I'll keep you updated as to how its going.
Snow Test 1 from Renegade Films on Vimeo.