Workflow of compositing original animation into a Monsters Inc. clip

A couple months ago we were given about a dozen film clips to choose from. In one of these, we had to animate a character interacting with the scene and make sure that the lighting and perspective matched.

I chose this brilliant Monsters Inc. clip – an “outtake” from the movie in which Sully and Mike are supposed to run up to the camera, but Sully slips on the waxy floor.

My idea for the animation was simple – have two characters minding their own business. One of them avoids the crash, whilst the other… doesn’t.

Programs used: Maya, After Effects, Photoshop.