8.29.2006

Trees Bolted: The Woodsy Set


Got the new trees all rigged for tying down, basically made little styrofoam/bass wood sandwiches, attached them to the tree bottoms with epoxy and hot glue, then threaded a tie-down through the set...I was worried that they would not stand straight and I'd have to try something different, but they turned out alright...

I need to add a support beam to the center-underside of my set floor, you can see in the pic above that it is starting to sag from the weight of the trees...for these pics I used a lamp with a red lampshade on the left, and my handy bendy desk lamp pointed at the ground on the right, altered the color in Photoshop...

12 comments:

gl. said...

oo, that's nice. and i especially like the red: i know it's not the color scheme you're going for, but in this case it make it looks like ballet. :)

Michael Granberry said...

Great looking trees! It does kind of look like a ballet set, or even opera...dig it!

Ale said...

God I'm SO jealous

>:|

Keep it up man!

(Am I getting dumber or is that word verification thing getting harder everyday!?)

Ubatuber said...

Gretchin! Thanks, I like the red a lot too, gonna try out different colors once I'm filming...the purple was kind of an accident (I went to adjust the saturation and dragged the hue cursor instead) and I liked it so I played around with it....makes her feel more 'dead'...then again, the short (StopMoShorts, Sept 30, woo!) is about her returning to life in a way so the red would probably suit it better....decisions decisions...

Thanks Michael, it is very lyrical....hmmm..Opera Zombie....don't think that's been done :) I do have my heart set on a horror musical at some point....

And Ale, thanks for the kudos...I have noticed the 'words' getting stranger and longer...lotsa q's and v's and z's...

herself said...

***YOU USED TO HAVE FLESH... THE MUSICAL*** (?!)

These tress are so good and so cleverly applied to your set! Now, you could move 'em as needed! Clever boy, I'm so stealing that one! Are you working on peg board? Or drilling holes as needed? Any other reason for not putting a thicker board as the set base, unless there aren't any lumber yards open in our poor soaked New Orleans yet!?

Ubatuber said...

I'm working on pegboard, purchased on my last outing to Lowes, its generally not fun to go anywhere these days so I try not to :) I went for the thinner pegboard thinking about the Jenny film, itll be at the foreground (the shore) with not so many trees attached to it, but for the woodsy set its not quite strong enough...I designed the set so that I can move the trees around for different shots, and its working out great, I could basically have Nola wander endlessly through the woods with this set-up...

herself said...

I hear you on not going out. How are you and the Mrs. with the storm season here? So scary. You were on the right track, I don't see why you couldn't add a support under there. You sound like you're kicking my ass animating. w00t.

Darkstrider said...

Hey, I get it... you're making the animated followup to Thriller! ...Is that Michael Jackson peeking around that tree in the last shot? I haven't been keeping up with his ongoing transformation lately. It's too bad about the nose... looks like he blew too hard. ; )

Ubatuber said...

HEE-hee!

See, you just said that so I'd go and try some crazy Jackson dancing with the puppet....which of course I now want to....anybody got a tiny sequin glove?

...a Michael Jackson puppet would be far more horrifying than anything I could come up with naturally :)

Ale said...

HAHAHAHAH
Oh my god make that happen!

(you see, it's not that hard to be a robot chicken writer XD)

Grant said...

The set looks great. This behind-the-scenes info is gold...as always.

sven said...

Well, to make the sequins to scale, probably you just do some spray glue onto white fabric, and then sprinkle on some glitter dust...

We can make this work. ;-)