Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finally- The finished personal blimp!

Well, here it is. I've been working on this thing off and on (mostly off) for a week and a half and We never get this close to it. But, the details are all in there, and once I get the pilot and his lady modelled, I'll be ready to drop it into my scenes.
This is closer to how big it will be in frame, although it still is pretty large.
This shot is most likely how we'll see it- Flying away from us and towards the main event at the Glowerston Aeroport.
Here's a nice view of the details that I put in- There's even a connection from the boiler to the engine and from there to the motor.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The finished trolley!

A while back, I showed a couple of friends a test I'd done for the first shot in my film. They thought that despite some of the things that were in it, it looked a little too conventional. so I went back to the drawing board and came up with this. Let me know what you think!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Here's something new!

This is a test of the first shot, as Dad comes out of the water. It's not finished, the miniature Fleet will be back behind all those flames. But it still looks pretty good, so I thought I'd share.

This is the finished version of the second shot, with all the mattes cleaned up and some additional smoke elements thrown in for good measure.

All in all, I think this is going to look pretty awesome! Scott is looking pretty sad about the whole thing, which I suppose is how it should be.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hopelessness... Despair...

Actually, that's a little bit how I feel looking at the twelve minutes of green screen I'm going to have to pull for this movie. Heh heh heh. Seriously, though, this is a very early version of the middle shot in Mulvey's flashback as he imagines his father's last moments. I still need to pull a matte for his hair, but all the elements are blending together quite nicely.

I've also dropped in the overhead shot for the extreme pull out, but I'm approaching it a little differently in the real shot as I didn't really know what I was doing the first go around. I'll post it once the Fleet is finished and in.

It's getting pretty exciting!

One of the funny things that Scott asked me as he was bobbing about in the hot tub was "Can you imagine doing this... and getting paid?"  Hell yes. Yes I can. It's so much fun.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Here's a photo from the shoot!

Here's a very moist Scott. It's going to be interesting to see what the green reflection in the water is going to do in terms of pulling a matte, but I love the look of the firelight on his face.