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02 February 2010, 08:24 AM
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02 February 2010, 09:29 PM
Hello challengers and visitors !!

I'am entered this challenge.
unfortunatly, i never finish a cgtalk challenge before :-(
But this time, i try again :-).

So, i plan to make a 2 minutes trailer of a 1960s film with (unfortunatly) a lot of anachronism :-).
I think to a trailer about giant spiders attacking earth. I know it's not very original but i think it's an interesting (and illimited) concept to work on.
I want to exploit the way of those trailers had been made with big text on the screen, great theatrical voice presenting and describing the monsters, cutted by some small scene with the characters.

I want to make a mix of some sfx methods used in this kind of films in the 60s and actual method. (like miniatures, green/blue key, stop motion, etc...)
Instead of doing vehicles or the spiders in 3D, I plan to make them in miniature (so i'll try to ;-) ). I have some small planes and helicopters in a box, i'll assemble them and use them for the film in front of a green key (or in fact a green sheet of paper :-D ).
I'll make some ugly Spiders. I don't know with which material but i'll find ;-).
I think 3D will be only for think i can't do in an other way. (like stage reconstruction or creation, etc...)

It'll be a long job nut i want to have a lot of fun by doing it :-D

What do you think about the idea ?

I'll post some photos of the boxed miniatures.


02 February 2010, 01:22 PM
Hello All !!

My script is not finish but i already made some green key test to be sure it's not be a problem for me.

There is a bunch of planes, i go to assemble.

And a cool tool to paint the small parts of the planes.

All the project will be filmed with a Camera. So i made some green key test to see if the camera allow it in a good way. The green background is a fluo green sheet of paper by Canson.

This is the shot.

And here the keyed one.

The settings of the camera is :1080p - 25i/s - 1/1250 - F3.2 - 2000 iso - Cloudy and rainy sky lighting - Manual white balance.
The shots are a bit grainy due to the 2000 iso so i must light more the stage to be able to use a lower iso value. 1/1250 is good to avoid motion blur for the keying.

Here is the test videos in 720p.
TestA (mov) (
TestB (mov) (

I'am impress by the quality of the keying, so it's not perfect but good for my purposes.

What do you think about it ?

02 February 2010, 01:37 PM (

This is a test of Keying with the Canon 7D.

02 February 2010, 04:58 PM
I think it looks good. Just be sure to do some good light / color matching with the bg plates.What software are you using for compositing?

02 February 2010, 11:13 PM
Beautiful clarity.

I would say movies A&B need the hand/subject lit (maybe back lit) or moved away from the green screen as you can see the green on the skin once the BG is in. It's quite noticeable.

It's so crisp and fresh looking though.

Good stuff :D

02 February 2010, 08:31 PM
Hello folks,

Thanks a lot for your advices. They are very precious ;-)

@lunar1369: I'am using after effects for the compositing.

@astitchintime : Yes, i will increase the distance between the planes and the background. Thanks a lot
for your advice. ;-)

02 February 2010, 08:35 PM
The assembly has begun.

Here is the planes in pieces.

A small painted cockpit. I put a necklace pearl for the head of the pilot.

And the assembled planes.

It take me a day to assemble the both.
So the painting step is for soon.

03 March 2010, 01:04 AM
Hello guys,

I made a test with an interesting sculpting software : Sculptris.

I trying to make a ant head for the aliens in my story : The AntHead Aliens.
which create the Arachnoïdus (the big spiders) to destroy our world because
they want our planet :)

I will place the virtual alien head on the actor with a simple 2D tracking. The actor will be immobile.
I will test voodoo tracking or icarus to test some 3D object tracking possibilities.

I want to test Syntheyes too but i can't export tracking data from the trial :( so
his object tracking function is very interesting if i want to do moving the head of the alien but if i can't export data, it will be unuseful for me for the moment. I understand this limitation protection from the company.

03 March 2010, 01:30 AM
I like the concept behind your short Lanuite, especially the use of miniatures to pull out some of the shots.

How are you planning to animate the planes?

keep it up!

03 March 2010, 02:02 AM
Hello Paulo,

Thank a lot for your opinion :).

Yes I will animated the planes front the green "sheet of paper" background, i have. ;)
I'll put a green thin wood stick in the rear reactor of the planes and animate them in place
and after animate layer in the composite to make them come in or go out from the frame.
I think to use some small fireworks for the reactor flame. I think to use the "particle illusion" trial
for the light smoke of the planes. It just have a 30days limitation, no waterwarkt, i will install it later.

For now, i'll paint them and calculate my production time before uploading the script.

03 March 2010, 02:28 PM
The painting of the planes is in a good way. I was begun the third one.
I'll post some photographies later.
By now, i will go out to looking for a piece of green fabric for the live shots.
I'll post some tests with the green key if i find one :)

03 March 2010, 11:56 PM
First, I couldnt watch the tests in mozilla without downloading.
Idea seems very interesting to me. Nice technique, good luck :)

03 March 2010, 11:54 AM
Very interesting idea, mate. I really like the tests, and the planes. Good job. This could be very nice entry. Just keep up! :)

03 March 2010, 10:47 AM (

Planes are ready to go.

03 March 2010, 10:53 AM (

This is the ultimate weapon against Arachnoids.
It's not finish yet.
The hero will be inside with a scientist woman and control a fighting against a big
arachnoid with a... wiimote :) . The mecharachnoid will be "stop-motioned" animated.

03 March 2010, 10:54 AM (

This is the rifle of the Hero.
I just paint it to have a very used looking.

03 March 2010, 10:57 AM
Hello all !

Thanks a lot for your support guys.

This is some photographies of the last props.

The shooting days is for the end of the month.
I'll post the scenario soon. I must remove some shots to make it realisable.

Keep it up folks !!

03 March 2010, 11:38 AM
looks interesting...and time-consuming ;)

remember that deadline is close :)

03 March 2010, 04:08 PM
cool idea, wish i had thought of the minature approach!
looking forward to seeing more.

03 March 2010, 12:24 AM
Hello guys,

@flashgordy : Yes, the deadline is coming. I hope i can finish all the work.

@opentarget : I like your work too. I'll try make some shots this week-end.

Thank a lot for your support. ;-)

03 March 2010, 06:56 PM (

This is the Flying Saucers of the AntHead Aliens. They are nearly Finished.
More Soon ;-)

03 March 2010, 07:00 PM (

This is a wip of the "jumping" spider.

03 March 2010, 07:02 PM (

This Spider will jump on an poor scary soldier. Nasty spider ! Nasty !

04 April 2010, 01:51 PM (

Software: After Effects

This the ufo shot.
Some finished shots will coming.

Play Video >> (

04 April 2010, 02:39 PM (

This is a shot of the first contact between soldiers and AntHead Aliens.

Play Video >> (

04 April 2010, 03:12 PM
I'll post some music i made for the film.


04 April 2010, 03:14 PM (

Hello Everybody,
This a bunch of music i made for the trailer.
One thing i know it's : I'am not John Williams !! :)

Play Video >> (

04 April 2010, 11:00 PM (

This my inspirational elements.

04 April 2010, 04:38 AM (

Oh my god.
I made a lot of job on it. I couldn't do all the shots
i wanted but i am happy to present it to you.

Play Video >> (

04 April 2010, 04:55 AM (

A Better Quality one.

Play Video >> (

04 April 2010, 08:55 AM
I enjoyed your entry a lot! Very funny, my favourite scene is with the planes. We have some simmilar takes on the topic too. Good luck :thumbsup:

04 April 2010, 11:01 AM
Hello Juraj,
Thanks a lot for your opinion.
I couldn't do all shots i wanted
an i got a bug from vegas video all my
editing was corrupted.
I had to reedit all the film. I send it 5min before the
I hope everybody enjoy it.

I run tu see your film. ;)

04 April 2010, 03:00 PM
Great stuff. I love the mix of practical and digital effects. Sorry to hear about the Vegas thing. Scary because I use that, too.

04 April 2010, 04:05 PM (

This the final final v2 one.

About the movie :

When i see the challenge for the first time, i was thinking about giant spiders films
and i imagine some aliens who created big spider to destroy humanity.
But i thought about a small film made by a very very small team, with a very small budget
but wich want to export to the world. So i need for that a country very typical and i thought about
Belgium where i live.
I try to make a simple b-movie film. This the third one of a big number of film because the aliens attack country by country :).
I try to use some special effects technique used in this kind of film like miniatures, doll-spider,
green screen, etc...
I wanted to make a belgian film wich want to be international with a lot of accent and english
langage errors. With a lot of bad playing and replies. With caricatural character like the hero who want to fight and love war, the scientist woman who wait for the love scene of the film, the chief who give order and be hurt by tempting killing a giant spider with his hummer and the soldier who is here to be killed by spiders for the dramatic dying scene.
I don't forget the aliens who want our planet and laugh when they see our weapons because their technology is most avanced. :D
So, i try to make all things by myself (props, musics, sounds, sfx, etc...).
It was a big job but i satisfied by it.
I wanted to make it funny. Hope you enjoy the film.

Play Video >> (

04 April 2010, 04:41 PM
I'm your first fan !

no money, no pipi !

(tain dit pas que ca fait pitié, jtrouve que le coté kitch est justement bien en cohérence avec le sujet, et vous mavez vraiement fait trop trop rire ^^ )

Very fun very cool , and long life to belgium !

04 April 2010, 10:58 PM
Thanks Beuda :D

I am very happy you like the film.
I try to make a funny and low budget smelling trailer :D

(hi hi, je suis pas totalement belge puisque je suis français c'est pour ça le pti clin d'oeil à la France à la fin. Hé oui un patriote exilé :D. J'ai essayé de faire un truc délire. Content que ça t'aie plu. Bonne chance pour la suite.)

So i find your film so great with a very good feeling.
The music is amazing. Great work.

So good luck for the judging ;)

04 April 2010, 11:25 PM
...still laughing...great movie! "La dame pipi" is priceless...fantastic!
Congratulations and good luck!

04 April 2010, 09:58 AM
Thank you for your reply Marco.

My girlfriend played the role and she gives a really good
personnality to the character.
I had a lot of fun to do it.
I am very happy if people like the film.
Good luck to you ;)

04 April 2010, 10:49 AM
This is most funny piece in here . I watched it few times and im always laugh when i see esspetially scene where nurse think he loves her , and he kissing his gun.. thats realy awsome :) hehehe im laugh when i even think about it :) hehehe

im realy enjoyed! Great job!

04 April 2010, 12:12 PM
every time i watch your movie i laught ^^ since the first title with the voice ^^

04 April 2010, 01:35 PM
This is most funny piece in here . I watched it few times and im always laugh when i see esspetially scene where nurse think he loves her , and he kissing his gun.. thats realy awsome :) hehehe im laugh when i even think about it :) hehehe

im realy enjoyed! Great job!

Thank a lot for your enthousiasm, Staszek.

I think that in this kind of film when there is a woman who have an important
role in the film, in the end she become the girlfriend of the hero.
I imagine a scene where the woman waits for the moment where the hero kiss
her or say "i love you" to her. I wanted to surprise people (and the woman) with
an unconventional hero style :D
I was afraid for this scene because the actor was not professional
but they give a great feeling of playing that participate
in the low budget style of the film.
I can't enough thanks them to gently participated in this film.

04 April 2010, 01:45 PM
every time i watch your movie i laught ^^ since the first title with the voice ^^

I think you are talking about my pretty beautiful "Vincent Price-ish" voice :D :D :D
I think i have a great sense of b-movie voice :D :D :D

04 April 2010, 02:17 PM
yeah !!! ( oui c'est exactement ca ^^ )
(Bon jcroi que jvais fair tournée ta vidéo au boulot rapidement ^^
et vive la dame pipi aussi ! on s'est pas ce qu'elle fou la , mais c'est génial )

it's the 5 or 6 time i see your movie ^^

in english , mmhhh , long life to la dame pipi !

04 April 2010, 03:29 PM
yeah !!! ( oui c'est exactement ca ^^ )
(Bon jcroi que jvais fair tournée ta vidéo au boulot rapidement ^^
et vive la dame pipi aussi ! on s'est pas ce qu'elle fou la , mais c'est génial )

(A vrai dire moi non plus je ne sais pas ce qu'elle fout là :D :D :D)

Thank a lot for your enthousiasm about my film Beuda ;)

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