Monday, December 10, 2007
No CG part One!
As I've mentioned earlier, the purpose of making movies is to impress my friends. To impress Chance Shirley we're going to try to do some old-school visual effects work. For a series of shots in Solar Vengeance we're attempting to use actual real models that Brian Schiavo is making.
I grew up fantasizing about having spaceship models -- I was never that good at building them. But now I have Brian so I get all the cool "look at this model" experience without having glue everywhere and parts of the models stuck in my hair (again.)
Here is the basic shape of the alien cargo ship model. It's a little more than a meter long.
And here is the fuselage (unfinished and undetailed, of course).
We're going to have to shoot with a very deep focus, and overcranked. So that means a lot of light. Now all those complaints I remember reading in Starlog and Cinefex by effects artists about the heat from the lighting melting the models is making sense...