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05 May 2008, 04:45 PM
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05 May 2008, 05:04 PM (

Hi all!
I'm working on a short concept-based video-sequence with short, usually minimal animations. This is the lift off sequence of Sundiver but I changed the story a bit.. We see the Earth (and not an another planet of ous Solar system in the 23rd century. My focus is on the composition of the pitcures. The main motive is the sphere - sometimes as a part of the suit, sometimes as the shuttle itself - that appears in almost every frame of the video. I hope you'll enjoy it...

05 May 2008, 10:57 AM (

composition analysis
the movement of the sphere-objects on the screen - timeline

05 May 2008, 01:49 PM (

this is a stairway of an 19th centucy building - upgraded with 23th century accessories... (in a little bit mexican, litle bit eastern european style)

05 May 2008, 02:08 PM (

storyboard of the stairway sequence

05 May 2008, 03:59 PM (

landing pad

05 May 2008, 06:48 PM (

landing platform - storyboard

06 June 2008, 10:22 AM (

dawn of lift off

06 June 2008, 11:30 AM
Great concepts looking forward to seeing the finished footage

Chris Haigh

06 June 2008, 09:39 PM (

entrance of the sphere

06 June 2008, 06:30 AM
Thanks! I'm curious too :)

06 June 2008, 06:33 AM
Great works! Your style is gettin` much painterly and kind of rough in a good way.
Can`t wait to see more! :-)

06 June 2008, 07:02 PM (

inside the sphere

06 June 2008, 09:46 PM
Gooood camera angle))

06 June 2008, 07:21 AM
THX! well it has to fit in the screen somehow :)

06 June 2008, 02:18 AM
very cool concepts!!! hope you've started with 3d by now? hehe :)

06 June 2008, 08:21 AM
actually I don't want to use 3D, so these drawings serve some kind of a background for the video, (or let's call is animation) so these drawings are a little bit more than concepts in that case.

06 June 2008, 10:42 AM (


06 June 2008, 11:29 PM
Looks very good.
I wonder how are yiou going to animate it.
Blending between stillframes, or just panning, zooming...
With some cool audio, it may turn out very beautiful. Infact one of my favourite short films, La Jette (it was a basis for Guilliams "12 monkeys" years later), - was actually a slideshow.
The narration and sound helped sell the great story. Watching it you forget its just still images.

Good luck


06 June 2008, 08:49 AM
I've watched La Jetée yesterday... It was really brilliant! I've never heard of it before.. (shame on me!). But what I'm trying to do, has more "zooming movements" - actually zooming out all the time-, little movements and some play with lights and objects. I will upload a detailed storyboard with the (almost) finished pitcures to make it more understandable.

And THX for the tip (La Jetée)!


06 June 2008, 09:49 AM (

what I still have to do is to make the "alien connection" of the story more recognisable...

06 June 2008, 02:17 AM
ah i see, cool, love the painting style!

06 June 2008, 08:12 AM (

the typo...

06 June 2008, 04:49 PM (

the finished "lift off-sequence" of Sundiver

06 June 2008, 06:15 PM (

Software: Flash,Painter,Photoshop

lift off sequence of Sundiver

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06 June 2008, 08:04 PM (

Software: Flash,Photoshop

the making of sundiver - lift off

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06 June 2008, 08:53 PM
Amazing! I just loves this type of motion artistic expression!

06 June 2008, 06:25 AM
Wow! I really enjoyed that :D Very unique style...I love the way you got the images to move (wasn't noticeable that you did that just from the storyboards). Congrats on finishing such a unique piece!

06 June 2008, 06:31 AM

well done pal! great images and trippy music!


06 June 2008, 06:51 AM
This is really nice!And also very artistic!GREAT WORK!

06 June 2008, 11:27 AM
thanks everyone!

well... the music is maybe 'trippy'.. we wanted to have a music that doesn't determine the story, only gives us a 'deeper' feeling (hard to explain), so we wanted to open up something, and not only illustrate it.


06 June 2008, 12:23 PM
That turned out very cool! Great music & unique visual style.. congrats! :)

06 June 2008, 03:16 PM
Good job!!
The mood killed me now good luck with judging!

06 June 2008, 08:50 AM
Yes, it's a bit post-apocalyptic with the music and the old buildings, it's a kind of future where the new buildings and environments are not integrated in the buildings of the past, they are just emphasising the contrast between them. But I really didn't want to ruin your day :)

06 June 2008, 10:02 AM
looks great, really unique! music fits great too

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