B-Movie Entry: Marc Petz


Marc Petz is entered in the “B-Movie” update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Finished Video: Creepy House Party 3 - Final Submission


My inspiration is coming from the following movies- The Gate, Ghoulies, and some of The Army of Darkness style humor. I working on concept art and storyboards at the moment and I hope to have all that done by the end of this weekend. I plan on doing some filming in the next week or so once I can coordinate some schedules.

This is my first ever contest so I am looking forward to this first time experience. Should be fun!
Here are two reference samples from “The Gate” and “Ghoulies”.


I worked a little on character concepts that will be used for the demons. I haven’t really decided yet on the one that will get the nod.


Some more character concepts


Some more concepts.


Here is a more in depth character concept. I think I might go with this.


I was able to line of most of my actors and should start shooting in the next week or so. I think I will create a more loose storyboard and allow a little more improv while shooting.


Here is the mesh of the little demon character I’m working on. This is my first character I have ever done. I am filming this Friday so it should be a good time.


Here is the little demon character that will be in the live action footage. I’m pretty much done rigging him now and I just have to finish the envelopes. I also have all the video recorded now, so I can start to track it and start with some of the comps.

Just a note - There are going to be a ton of these little demons in the footage so it should be pretty fun.


That character is looking really cool!


Software: XSI

This is still a work in progress and I have many other shots to do as well.

I used XSI, Boujou for tracking, and Nuke for the comp.

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Cire - Thanks! Sorry for the late reply.


Software: XSI

I have been working as hard as I can to see if I can get this done by the deadline. It will be pretty close I think. I am currently working on comping everything together, doing some VFX post work, titling, and hopefully some Sound FX.

This is one shot of many that will be in the trailer. I worked with XSI, Nuke, and Photoshop.

Thanks for looking!

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Software: XSI

Another shot I have been working on. Still much left to do! I hope I can finish.

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hehe cool! you can try out some flex effect on those guyz bodys - if you will find time for - dealine is comming so close!


Staszek - Thanks man! I will need to do a lot of fixing and adjusting after this contest. This was my first contest and I don’t think I managed my time that well, but it certainly was a great learning experience. Your work by the way is top notch. Very inspiring.


Software: After Effects,Photoshop,XSI,ZBrush

Here is my cheesy take on the B movie theme.

I used XSI, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects, Boujou, and Nuke on this project.

This was a really fun experience and I have learned a lot. Comments will be much appreciated.

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I also wanted to thank CG Society for this opportunity. There were a lot of inspirational projects on here that I watched closely and have taught me quite a bit. I definitely look forward to the next contest. Thanks all!


hey Gyromind

Congrats on finishing.

Since last visit lot of new video material - realy cool! Lot of tracking work you did.

Nice idea with party and small deamons!

Good Luck,


Thanks for your feedback Staszek. It definitely was a mad dash in the end for the final submission with plenty of all night marathons. This was a great experience and I look forward to the next one.