This project was a visual effect shot for Citizen Khan BBC. In the studio, the physical effect department had trouble getting the smoke to work effectively. They asked if I could fix the shot.
The smoke rising from Citizen Khan’s hat was achieved with a 2d track in after effects. Once the shot was tracked I created an initial particle system, using particular. Adding a second, subtle particle system helped create more realistic wisps of smoke. I spent a little time getting the physics right on this one. Compositing and colour correcting work finalised the shot.
Special thanks to Sarah Lewis for just being so wonderful!