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RBahn
01-19-2010, 08:11 PM
Randall Bahnsen is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/view_entries.php?challenger=19075)

Latest Update: Finished Video: The Fungus From Another World
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RBahn
01-25-2010, 05:20 AM
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This is just a concept "poster" for my entry to give a bit of the feel for the project. The story centers around a team of scientists that must grudgingly team up with the military to save humanity from an interstellar fungal infection.

RBahn
02-17-2010, 06:01 AM
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This is my main villain, an oversized, carnivorous mushroom. Still working on the tongue,lips and inner mouth. Ultimately, I have only one goal with this project: to finish it. Trying not to get hung up on too many details. Inspiration: War of the worlds (George Pal version), The Thing From Another World, numerous Ray Harryhausen films, and Citizen Kane.

lunar1369
02-17-2010, 01:04 PM
Major kudos. I'll never be able to look at a portabella the same.

RBahn
03-31-2010, 07:31 PM
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Movie trailer style. Opens with faux timelapse footage of various molds etc.. Yes, I know that slimemolds are no longer considered a fungus, but nothing says B-Movie like bad science.

RBahn
03-31-2010, 07:39 PM
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A fireball crash lands at an Industrial Fungi Factory, causing a horrible mutation to once harmless fungus.
The military is unable to stop the Rampaging Evil of:
The Fungus From Another World!

RBahn
03-31-2010, 09:44 PM
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My attempt at a Dog Vomit Slimemold. Made from meta objects in Blender. Of course, this image will be degraded later with scratches and jitter etc..

Luc14no
04-01-2010, 02:25 AM
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Jajaja! great! very funny characters!

RBahn
04-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the nice comments! I have to admit that I chose this mushroom character/design to limit the amount of animation I would need to do. No eyes, no arms etc..
Making this entry a movie trailer has been somewhat of a gamble, by trading off three or four complex shots for 20 or more simple ones. For the next contest I think I might try doing just a few complex setups that would allow me to focus on the details a bit. Right now I have so many shots setup that they are becoming burdensome..they never seem to end!

RBahn
04-05-2010, 07:55 AM
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Software: After Effects,Blender

Primarily to test the flv encoder and the cgChallenge uploader. This is an attempt to create fake time lapse footage of bread mold growth. Created using blender's hair system and comped in After Effects.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113146)

RBahn
04-07-2010, 07:28 AM
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Scientist watching newly forming giant mushrooms.

RBahn
04-08-2010, 07:24 AM
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This is a test comp. Trying to get poorly shot video and numerous elements to integrate. Having some issues with lighting night scenes.

RBahn
04-08-2010, 08:24 PM
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Scientist watching newly forming giant mushrooms.

The scientist here is supposed to be looking through a heavy window into a containment room. My Wife thinks it looks more like some kind of freaky television set. Any suggestions for making this more window like? I am thinking perhaps it needs more bolts and some texture tweaks such as rust etc..

Staszek
04-08-2010, 09:34 PM
I think circular window could solve tv problem.:)

RBahn
04-08-2010, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give a round window a try. Maybe it will look more like a portal than a tv set!

RBahn
04-11-2010, 07:35 AM
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Software: After Effects,Blender,Electric Image Animation System,GIMP,Mudbox,Silo,Vue

This is the initial cut of the 30 Second trailer for "The Fungus From Another World". Still needs some tightening in the edit, and there are some audio issues that need work.
Audio was created entirely in garageband. Editing was done in iMovie HD.
Added some references to H.P. Lovecraft..another inspiration.


Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113215)

JUDZIGN
04-11-2010, 09:50 PM
i like i like i like :thumbsup:

ASKsebastienchauvel
04-11-2010, 10:24 PM
nice job , i like the voice

richardjoly
04-12-2010, 01:21 AM
Great job Randall! The voiceover is a killer!

RBahn
04-12-2010, 01:57 AM
Many thanks for the nice comments. Much appreciated. It certainly makes it easier to keep plugging away at finishing this project!

Thanks again,

Renderspud
04-15-2010, 04:45 AM
Really nice. Love the graininess and atmosphere:cool: of this entry. Awesome JOB!!!

harmless
04-15-2010, 10:13 AM
Your entry has an extremely high charm factor. You will do well.

Here are my suggestions:
Lose the scene with the comet over the factory and extend the scene with the comet in the blue sky. Just have the comet go behind the hills and flash the screen white or something else simple. The factory scene is visually weak compared to your other shots, it is redudant, and the comet appears to be in the same trajectory as the previous shot which is very distracting.

Try changing the current order:
existing fungi closeups, blue sky meteor, factory meteor, green alley, fungus over hill, etc.

to something like:
existing fungi closeups, green alley, blue sky meteor (extended), fugi over hill, etc.

But leave the voiceover the same... I know that you want continuity of the meteor landing before the mushrooms attack, but I think it would be more interesting and fit with the dialogue better. Besides, maybe the mushrooms grow crazy from radiation and the comet is some sort of catalyst. :)


These are only suggestions! Nice job!

RBahn
04-18-2010, 08:28 PM
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Software: After Effects,Blender,Electric Image Animation System,GIMP,Mudbox,Silo,Vue

Final Delivery for the B-Movie Challenge. This entry is for the Video-Individual category.

This has been a great learning experience! I can think of a million things that I will do differently next time.

Thanks!


Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113338)

RBahn
04-18-2010, 08:32 PM
Your entry has an extremely high charm factor. You will do well.

Here are my suggestions:
Lose the scene with the comet over the factory and extend the scene with the comet in the blue sky. Just have the comet go behind the hills and flash the screen white or something else simple. The factory scene is visually weak compared to your other shots, it is redudant, and the comet appears to be in the same trajectory as the previous shot which is very distracting.

Try changing the current order:
existing fungi closeups, blue sky meteor, factory meteor, green alley, fungus over hill, etc.

to something like:
existing fungi closeups, green alley, blue sky meteor (extended), fugi over hill, etc.

But leave the voiceover the same... I know that you want continuity of the meteor landing before the mushrooms attack, but I think it would be more interesting and fit with the dialogue better. Besides, maybe the mushrooms grow crazy from radiation and the comet is some sort of catalyst. :)


These are only suggestions! Nice job!


Thanks for the suggestions, they are much appreciated. I agree entirely that the factory shot is in the wrong place. I didn't have time to re-edit the 30 second version, but I have changed the edit considerably for the longer version.

Many thanks to everyone for the nice comments!

harmless
04-19-2010, 09:59 AM
Nice entry :)
I really like the voiceover and the music. It goes very well with the visuals.

fgdf
04-19-2010, 02:09 PM
I really really like it! Especially voiceovers.
congratulations
_BB

RBahn
04-20-2010, 05:19 PM
Thanks for the nice words. Glad everyone likes the voice over. It was pretty straight forward in the creation...I recorded directly into garageband via the built in microphone on my iMac and then did a little fiddling in post.

Thanks again for the nice comments!

Framed
04-21-2010, 07:03 PM
Totally missed this one, really nice idea and well executed! I'd buy a ticket... (at least when I was into this genre more a few years back...). Love the title shot..

lunar1369
04-22-2010, 01:24 AM
I used to love portabellos but...

Seriously. Great work. The mold shots actually looked scientific. I've thrown out all my English Muffins.

RBahn
04-22-2010, 11:51 PM
I used to love portabellos but...

Seriously. Great work. The mold shots actually looked scientific. I've thrown out all my English Muffins.

Thanks!

I was shooting for that old educational film look. Lots of B movies used stock footage/educational materials, military footage etc.. to save money. Glad it worked!

Thanks again for the nice comments folks.

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