Saturday, August 27, 2011

Anachronism is interesting, but in the end a disappointment.

So this film came highly recommended by several blogs, and from the stills I was pretty excited. Then I spent 15 minutes with it and came away pretty nonplussed, and wondering what the excitement was about. It began strong and ended... Abruptly. And the mystery that was touted was pretty silly, as if mother knew what was going on all along and had to protect that knowledge from her children.

Still, the squid submarine looked pretty cool and the mechanical design was nice, although parts of it looked pretty rubbery in execution. It might have been stronger as a silent film since dialogue was at a minimum.

I sure hope my film turns out better.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Big Steam + Loading Dock = awesomesauce

Here's a render I did after I threw in some rudimentary animation on Big Steam No. 6. I can't wait to see him moving!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A couple of shots of the Hypatia for you!

I went in and retextured this beast, adding some spajadigits and what not. I also redid some of the maps and I am quite pleased with how the envelope turned out.

Here's the Hypatia coming towards camera. Like I said, overall I am pleased. I also like the new rigging, which makes it feel bigger.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The elevator!

 I realized I'd never actually made this part of the loading dock. I need a shot of the doors opening up and Glowerston exiting, so I put this together. It is also going to be kind of important to all the shots where we are looking this direction.

I really like this one. Oh, that sign way in the back says "no spitting."

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Aurora, the movie

Wow. Great production value, powerful acting... It's like A Steampunk Pirates of the Caribbean. You can actually watch the whole movie online, here. It's got it all... Pirates, airships, love and adventure.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Where's Fanny?

Another shot from the film, this one involved a lot of roto'ing and even a flop of Chris. Originally, he came in from the other side and I had to make everything work.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It works!

This is the first mostly complete shot I've done. It's for the trailer and has a ton of awesome innuendo- it was a lot of fun to shoot, and even more fun to finish off.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Big Steam number 6

I know it's been awhile since the last update- I got done with the shoot, and started editing and then I got assigned to a new show with tons of OT. Ah well. Here's some pictures of a labor automaton that Mulvey invented. There will be several of these guys loading the Hypatia in the prologue.