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  01 January 2010
B-Movie Entry: Ian John White

Ian John White is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Barn WIP
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  01 January 2010
Storyboards / pre-visualization: The men from mars "Working Title"




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Hey all,

this is my first ever entry into the CG Challenge, I really excited about this one and I am aiming to complete a rather ambitious Animated storyline (Details to follow) Basically its going to be taking strong design influence for the Alien characters from both "Invasion of the Saucer Men" and from "Mars Attack", Although I understand the theme is "B-Movie" What I hope to achieve is a high production value short with lots of character animation which isn't 'corney' looking but will actually be fun to watch and analyze from a character animation perspective. However I intend to explore the "golden age" humor and phares such as Gee Whiz Son, Thats swell and have a running theme of the same character playing various roles in the short but with different clothes props to define the characters.

I'm also looking into the "Grindhouse" style of over the top violence to accompany my hero character as he fights off the invaders from Mars in an effort to sercure safety for the cliche blonde!

Aswell as this, I intend to slip some nice "hollywood" cliche moments and maybe referneces from other famous B-Movies. A slap stick soundtrack and that golden posh voice-over man.

Overall once done I hope the short will look authentic and low budget whilst still being enjoyable to watch.
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  01 January 2010
Character Design, Early Story

So yeah got very excited tonight and started doing some really quick sketches down on paper,
I'll got some basic designs on paper for my "Hero" and the "Alien" characters (Which I want to pay homage to the "Invasion of the Saucer Men" and "Mars Attack") so it is a combination of both which I'll continue to develop into my own style.





There also a quick sketch of a scene I want to include with a car, and a basic sheet of 6 storyboard shots, which show the opening.



The short opens on a 40's american car at a drive in, looking at the screen, girl and boy in the car, cut to shot of each of them munching popcorn and grinning in a cheesey way, look back to the theatre screen, Alien Saucer bursts through, girl and boy engage in over the top dramtic embrace and screams.




I'm kinda hoping I can incorporate both good animation whilst making the acting look over the top and actually like B-movie bad acting. The story continues but at this stage I really want to nail down the storyboards and shot design before leaking the whole short story.

Oh I forgot to mention, I intend on this being a fully CG cartoon style "B-Movie" so theres no live action.

Feedback welcome.

Cheers
Ian
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  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: Car Model_ Update



Progress with Car model 4 hours so far, not the best modeller but this is always going to be moving pretty fast so shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: Alien_Model



Progress with Alien Model. Polygon Modelled in 3ds Max.
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  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: More Modelling



Got quite a lot done in a short amount of time, speed modelling for the win. Anyways, just the jaw, tongue and teeth and then I'm gonna give zbrush a go!
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  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: More_Modelling



Another hour of work this morning, just working on teeth and tongue and a better shape for the brain. Then zbrush the details in.
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  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: Flying Saucer



Basic Model_Done, either bump map on details or maybe zbrush some work into it.
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  01 January 2010
I like your alien and can't wait to see the ZBrush details.
 
  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: Classic Car model 80% Done



A couple more hours to the car, just some minor modelling and rigging to go on this.
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  01 January 2010
Work In Progress: Car Model



Another view of the modelling progress
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  01 January 2010
Zbrush

Originally Posted by BUZZFX: I like your alien and can't wait to see the ZBrush details.


Thanks, I've only used zbrush once properly so this will be a good character to work some nice features onto.
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  02 February 2010
Work In Progress: Alien Model



A quick 2 hours modelling and assigning shaders, just some slight tweaks and then on z-brush details and texturing. :)

I haven't decided on the design for the eyes yet, I may go like the pones featured, or like Mars attacks (buldging veiny human eyes, or maybe even large eye completely black, This is one of the last details I will work out though. Lots to do!!
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  02 February 2010
Work In Progress: Model Dev



Some more details and different eyes.
Comments are welcomed
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  02 February 2010
great work man

great work man
good job so far

Originally Posted by Pug288: Ian John White is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Model Dev
 
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