View Full Version : First Shot from my Short Film

09-11-2005, 08:20 PM
Hey everyone,

I've begun work on my short film again. It was on hold for a long, long, time. But now it's back in action and will be completed by the end of December 2005. These stills are of the first shot of the new version of the film. There are also many stills and a film of the old version of the film at my website http://www.axisorigin.com/portfolio/portfolio-A-01.htm
I'll be utilizing a lot of the same elements from it, but I'll be editing it differently and changing a lot of the artwork. I'm creating a lot of matte painting in photoshop and using lightwave for the 3D. Also, will now be utilizing zbrush!!
Would love to hear feed back and hope you keep coming back because I will be posting more shots as they develope. As it stands, I need to finish 2.5 shots a week.


09-11-2005, 08:33 PM
That looks amazing! WOW!! :eek:

I really look forword to this. I love the motion blur and depth of field you used. Just amazing. Keep it up man!

09-11-2005, 09:21 PM
Looking great so far, nice composition, look forward to more updates.

09-11-2005, 10:36 PM
nice work man, good camera a lighting, like the story so far, you should try to post another link in the wip animation section for some more cc. good luck with your short.

09-12-2005, 12:39 AM
Of course, these are all works in progress until the final shot in the film is complete :)

O.k. Those were the two shots for this week, and now I need to start on the three shots for next week!


09-12-2005, 01:06 AM
I get a bit of a "this does not quite feel right" that seems to be caused by the clarity of objects. The "distant" mountain does not quite seem distant. The mysterious statues seem to have either an unwanted degree of lens-flare or a cloud-texture that's appearing in front of the faces. And the material they're made of seems curiously shiny. For such a bright, sunny-day-blue sky, even at sunset, the poppies seem too dark.

Photographically speaking, the statues shot would be difficult to film using this composition, period. The faces of the statues would be in deep shadow .. and with so little relief you wouldn't see any detail .. and there would be very little contrast anywhere at all. Bad news! It would be very hard to makea pleasing shot from this POV at this time of day. Maybe this isn't the most effective shot. Why not do a little animatic-style experimenting with the shot, to see if you can devise a more visually-effective composition?

09-12-2005, 02:23 AM
Thanks for the feedback mike,

These two shots are of the openning sequence as the sun is rising. I tried to keep the forground dark since the sun is just breaking over the horizon and the sky is cloudy. The mountains are actually not that far away, so, I guess that came across right. But you did get me on the clouds appearing in front of the headstones. I did that in post while trying to get the light to break over the hill. I fixed that in the version there now.

Here are my references for the mountian. It's mount Ararat, currently located in Turkey.
p.s. never stop dreaming!

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