5.26.2008

Unearthed - Part Two

In a day or two I'll update the 'part one' link to the right in my blogs sidebar so you can watch both parts seamlessly....for now though, here it is folks, finally, the second part of "Unearthed," the cafe scene....


Unearthed - Part Two from Ubatuber on Vimeo.

5.24.2008

Unearthed - More Cafe Shots Canned

I've got one or two more quick reaction shots to film and then I'm done with the cafe set....need to add some sound fx and polish up a few bits, then I'll be posting the clip...I ended up being able to pull off the overhead shot using just my tripod, fully extended and slightly leaning over the set!


5.17.2008

Unearthed - 35 Seconds...

I've got about another 35 sec canned, bringing the total thus far to 1 min 50 sec...next shot could take me awhile as I havent completely figured out the logistics of it yet....overhead view, will have to figure a way to mount the camera over the set....may end up having to glue down everything on the set and tilt it vertically toward the camera instead...


5.15.2008

Unearthed - Filming the Cafe

I've got about another 15 sec done, just about halfway through the cafe scene...I had a ton of trouble with the greenscreenery on this particular shot, not sure why...I ended up having to do some 'cookie cutter' magic with the shot in post, basically cut out the rectangle where the green screen is (using the 'mask' tool) and only chromakeyed that portion....hard to explain....one of these days I'll rig up a little Sony Vegas toot...the pic below isnt quite finished, I'm not completely satisfied with how it turned out, too much going on with the float footage, not enough focus placed on Herbie I think....will try darkening or blurring the floats, or maybe adding some digital lighting, like a spotlight on the big H...also may have to switch out the float footage, though I really wanted to use this particular float, 'cause it's Chicken Run!

5.04.2008

Unearthed - Breathing Life


I planned on working the cemetery plot sculpture yesterday but instead I dusted off the cafe set, adjusted my lighting and camera, and shot the next 8 seconds of Unearthed!! Seems all it took was that little ghost test to get me going again :) The new sequence shows Herbie wiping away the mime make-up, and serves as a sort of transitional piece between the alley and the cafe. I'll continue animating the cafe scene this week, yay....

5.03.2008

Unearthed - More Cemetery...


Here's a quick pic of the progress on the right half of the cemetery set....Herbie will walk between the two statues into darkness, beginning his journey to the Living Hill....he will traverse woods and swamp land, eventually coming across broken bits of marbelesque architecture and ultimately, a buried giantess....
The headstone sculptures will be robed women, possibly with their backs to the viewer (facing the path between them)...the one on the right will be broken up and strewn about (thinking of Clash of the Titans Hera again, always creeped me out as a kid)....still building up/painting these bits, and obviously just getting going on the sculpting of the headstones, which will be cast in plaster...

5.01.2008

Unearthed - Ghost Test Revisited

Here is the unadulterated animated footage that I used for the ghost test, shot in about 30 minutes....I looped it in places to make it longer for the test...


Unearthed - Ghost test (no fx) from Ubatuber on Vimeo.