Short film, Studio 22 Productions. Produced by Elizabeth Petersen, Dana Silver and myself.
My job: director, among other tasks.
I did the effects for my own award-winning film. The backgrounds were created in Photoshop; compositing was done in Commotion and Final Cut Pro.
The goal was an incredibly over-the-top visual effects overload (heavy on gratutious explosions) as a comic end to a tale of romance and cinema. I think the joke works.
The actors remained in place for the running and I moved them with Commotion. I was begged by my crew to not show their feet, that it would make the compositing too difficult with respect to the shadows... but I had to have things my own way.
Watch the complete scene