My name is Pawel Jeleniewski. I am currently preparing a medium-feature film set in a post-nuclear future. The plot is mostly story-driven, with some action-oriented scenes.
It concerns a mercenary “delivering” a prisoner to the Mayor of a small wasteland settlement, to whom the prisoner owes some money. Naturally, the journey through the wasteland is full of dangers that slowly bring the two men together (in a friendly way ). Still, in the end both of them turn out to have kept important secrets, which combine into a surprising outcome…
I am looking for help in 3D modelling and animation for one action scene. It involves two main characters (said mercenary and his prisoner) being attacked in the middle of the desert by a giant sand-burrowing worm (reminiscent of a sandworm from ‘Dune’).
Although I do not plan Hollywood-style extensive wide shots of the creature, it still needs to be very well done for the few shots in which it’ll be clearly visible, in order not to ruin the impact of the scene.
I have put some concept sketches of the creature (made by a friend of mine) as attachments.
Although the proper animated renders will not be needed for a few months, until the live-action footage is shot, I need the modelled beast as soon as possible, in order to calm the fears of my actors and crew, who are concerned about this scene. I might need some sample of the effect put together (one or two short shots)…
I am Polish and the film is written in Polish, but I plan to launch it on YouTube with multi-language captions. Unfortunately I cannot offer any payment for this task - we are still preparing for a fund-raising campaign via Polish crowd-funding site similar to American KickStarter. The campaign should cover most basic and inevitable costs such as props, costumes, decorations, transport etc. But I can’t afford paying people for their work.
Still, I think this is a good oportunity to test and polish one’s skills and contribute to an ambitious project, which will hopefully gather considerable attention due to it’s independent/semi-amateur/web-collaborative filmmaking nature. I also offer a Creature Design credit in both end credits and opening titles of the film.
If you are interested in this task, please contact me either via Private Message, or in this thread.