Project completed- Here is the final video:
I had the idea of creating a WIP thread for my current video project. This will differ from the usual sort of thread, in that I am not interested in covering the progress of a single model, but rather the project as a whole. It is my hope that I may be able to show you at least part of the journey from idea to finished movie, and that you may learn some things along the way, and perhaps I can learn some things from you!
For me, the greatest challenge in creating a film is getting through all the technical challenges that will be presented to you during the course of production(of which there are always many) and still retaining, in the finished film, the ideas and feelings which you had imagined it would hold when you first started.
And with that idea, I will attach the script for this current project as a PDF, so that you may see my original intention, and when the project is complete you may gauge how closely or how far I was to achieving success.
Basic info: Currently, principal photography is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th. It will be shot inside on a DIY green screen setup. I’ll be documenting how the green screen background and lights are setup for anyone interested in that. Until shooting begins, I’ll be preparing the 3d models and shaders.
I’m using two models available on Blendswap. The first is by matpompili, you can find it here: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/52862
The second is by natholas, here: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/17994
Currently, I’m adjusting the materials of these two models (althought they don’t require much adjusting) to better fit the look of the film. I’m also studying how best to light the models, using the work of Apple product photographer Peter Belanger as a guide.
I have lots more to say, but I will leave off here for now!