It comes to this, fellow time travelers: 95ers has a ludicrous number of visual effects shots! But, we’re very close to the light at the end of the continuum. (Cool video clip below…)
Not only is our time machine getting it’s “legs,” but we’ll actually be shooting its interiors and exteriors soon, and then (once the shots are composited) they will be effortlessly dropped into the already-completed edit of the movie.
AND, I have just finished a major series of digital effects shots that has been weighing on me like so many gravitons.
In a project of this sort, there are easy things and hard things. Actually, in a project of this sort, most things are hard things… But one of the especially hard things came about when I added a very important and mysterious character to the movie: Brego, played by Ian Paul Freeth. Brego the “Navigator.” And when Brego does his thing, it involves a very fancy computer which doesn’t exist in the 21st century. I needed it to look cool, and also serve as important storytelling device. Designing, animating, and compositing what turned out to be a mountain of shots was one of the most daunting post production challenges this movie has faced. And now it’s pretty much done! Woohoo!
I thought you might get a kick out of seeing how some of the elements in these kinds of shots come together. So, the following video shows the madness behind one of movie’s 21st-century computers as well as Brego’s.
Also in the news… 95ers is going to Balticon this weekend! First Dragon*Con, then Wondercon, and now Balticon—escorted there by 95er extraordinaire and sci-fi fest favorite James Durham. Go James go! We’ve got a devoted and expanding fan base and the movie hasn’t even been finished yet!
Obviously he won’t be showing the whole movie, but Balticoners will get to see an unprecedented number of precious 95ers minutes, and hear some of the musical score… Maybe James will let me post some of the music here at 95ers.com…
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