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11 November 2008, 03:01 AM
Tobias Roediger is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Storyboards / pre-visualization: Scientist's Tower (

11 November 2008, 08:32 AM
Hey Tobias :) Good luck with the challenge! I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. *subscribing*

11 November 2008, 02:44 PM
Time to see what all that fxPhd has taught us hey man? :)

11 November 2008, 05:54 PM
von Metzger's Faerie (working title)

Velk ( Team Leader/Director
bobcat1804 ( Camera

Original Post:
Thanks Theresa!
Yeah Martin—we'll see if I've learned anything useful there or not :)

11 November 2008, 06:30 PM
Since you live in Athens *aheminUSAandnotingreece*, any myth based in Athens would be great for you. How about Oedipus? Great story there!

11 November 2008, 07:14 PM
Good idea... or something about Odysseus. Though I'm going to try and avoid greenscreen shots if I can and I can't see a way around having them on a massive airship. :p

11 November 2008, 08:36 PM
Plenty of time to think of ideas!

Just remember the clock is ticking though. :D

11 November 2008, 09:51 PM
In an attempt to acheive world domination an Evil Scientist discovers that by purchasing a physical piece of a living human you gain some power over them. Unable to buy things from adults he invents a system for purchasing teeth from little children who are more than willing to part with them for a few pennies from a 'magical' person.

This is not the Scientist's first crime nor indeed his first attempt at world domination and there is a detective hot on his trail. As the Scientist is nearing his goal of collecting X number of teeth the Detective catches up to the Scientist and confronts him, averting disaster. He destroys the huge collection of teeth breaking the 'contract' and freeing the children.

From that day forward parents have continued the story of the tooth fairy and give their children money or sweets in exchange for their teeth so no one else could ever gain power over their children.

The Legends
Ideas regarding the tooth fairy were generated from numerous sources including dozens of articles online dealing with the origins of the mythical character and Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather. Rituals surrounding what to do with lost baby teeth span the globe and go back many centuries.

The idea of power or control being exerted over the children comes from the legend that witches could curse you if they got ahold of a fingernail or clipping of hair.

11 November 2008, 06:03 PM
Finished our script, storyboards are next.

11 November 2008, 09:55 PM
Sounds cool.

11 November 2008, 05:32 AM (

Rough sketch of the tooth faerie's visit to a child's home.

11 November 2008, 05:32 AM
Version 5 of our script is nearly done—Pushing things toward a 3–5 minute short film with a complete story arc.

11 November 2008, 07:31 PM (

The interior portion of the scientist's laboratory aboard his airship.

11 November 2008, 08:35 PM (

The Detective chases down the Baron…

12 December 2008, 04:46 AM
Sketches and ideas look great so far. Can't wait to see more updates.

12 December 2008, 05:31 PM (

Prop for the scientist's laboratory.

12 December 2008, 07:29 PM (

Prop for the scientist's laboratory.

12 December 2008, 09:29 PM (

Prop for the scientist's laboratory.

12 December 2008, 01:45 PM
some nice ideas so far .. be good to see them 3D'ed ...

12 December 2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks simjoy—thats what I'm working on next. Wanted to knock out the style and direction in sketch form first.

12 December 2008, 05:55 AM (

Test shape for the Lab Prop 02 jar. Rough glass and caustics applied.

12 December 2008, 09:11 PM
Stumbled across your avatar in another thread and recognized it from twitter. Cool to see some phd'ers out and about. The concepts and story seem interesting. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

12 December 2008, 02:51 PM
jspoon—always good to see other phd'ers around, thanks for checking my entry out. Hopefully I can post more images soon.

Worked up a massive change to the layout of the script last night and received terrific feedback from Theresa (paperclip), Thanks! One more re-write to go. Story is king.

The new layout has a different tone which will be reflected in the props and design—overall I'm thinking a more stylized environment than I was planning originally.

12 December 2008, 03:00 PM
Wow, its building up nicely.

12 December 2008, 08:47 AM
Hey love the story idea. Looking foward to seeing more

12 December 2008, 03:22 AM (

Originally conceived as living and working in an airship the Mad Scientist (Patricia von Metzger) is now housed in a towering mansion. Most of this redesign is due to the new script layout, which is almost done.

12 December 2008, 08:29 AM
I like your sketchs. Simple and funny.

12 December 2008, 03:55 PM
Looking great so far!

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