In this Masterclass, writer/director team Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp, otherwise known as The Theory, reveal how they created their award-winning short film Speed of Light

The duo believe self-initiated work is very important when it comes to developing skills and technical concepts that would be too risky for a paid-for project. Speed of Light was created after they had the idea of a developing a traditional projection mapping concept on a micro scale, using Pico projectors that could be easily moved around.

The team came up with the concept of a classic car chase. They filmed against greenscreen backgrounds, then enhanced this in After Effects, before projecting the isolated images and filming the results.

Time to complete 

9 months (between other paying jobs)

Tools

Avid Media Composer 5, After Effects 5.5, Red Giant Trapcode Particular, Canon EOS 5D Mk II, iPod touch