11.02.2007

Tree Beast - Animation Only

Here's the animated Tree Beast footage, no fx, no me, 15fps straight-up, not shaken.


'Animation Only' TreeBeast from Ubatuber on Vimeo.

8 comments:

UbaTuber said...

Oops, wait, no, thats not true....the frames have been photoshopped to remove the rig I used for 1) the flying legs and 2)to support the 'hanging RJ' in spots....

Darkstrider said...

Man, I love this clip!!! Wish it could have included some kind of closelup, but I understand the "reality TV" limitations. Maybe RJ could have zoomed in momentarily before zooming out to wide shot. Of course that would be (to say the leastmost) rather difficult to pull off!

There could have been a bit of anticipation (setup) for the fateful swipe at the end. It caught me completely off guard first viewing... in fact I wasn't sure what had happened until I went back and watched again. I was also confused at first as to what had come toward the camera in the last few frames.

Possibly it would have been more clear if TB had literally "chopped him down" rather than just one quick swipe. That way, in addition to being even more painful and gruesome, viewers see the motion a few times and can assimilate what's happening.

Perhaps there was more footage on that tape, that you could cut together and release in the future ? Mabe your illustrious and heroic cousin approached the fell beast a bit closer and got some shots of it beginning to become menacing? Or he might even have encountered it disposing of some other victims?

UbaTuber said...

I wasn't too happy with the swipe either, a couple of things happened....one, I was rushing to finish :)
and more importantly....at the last second I decided to add that third tree, in the center....I had already cut a whole in the set floor for RJ, had planned out all the action, and then when I got to that moment, realized I couldn't swing the Beasts arm back anymore, b/c the tree blocked it....so I had to use the left arm, which blocked the view and just didnt feel natural...
But yes, more victims would be cool! We definitely havent seen the last of the Beast....in fact, next year, Lurline may go out looking for it....

Darkstrider said...

.... next....


Year???

UbaTuber said...

lol, yeah, next Monster Month :P

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Very neat work and cool blog !!!! :)

UbaTuber said...

Thanks Andrew! You do some pretty amazing work yourself!

Shelley Noble said...

I'm glad you added the center tree. It adds loads o atmosphere. I especially love the lighting, Jeffery. The TB shadow glowing faintly blue on the tree is so sweet.