B-Movie Entry: Randall Bahnsen


Randall Bahnsen is entered in the “B-Movie” update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Finished Video: The Fungus From Another World


This is just a concept “poster” for my entry to give a bit of the feel for the project. The story centers around a team of scientists that must grudgingly team up with the military to save humanity from an interstellar fungal infection.


This is my main villain, an oversized, carnivorous mushroom. Still working on the tongue,lips and inner mouth. Ultimately, I have only one goal with this project: to finish it. Trying not to get hung up on too many details. Inspiration: War of the worlds (George Pal version), The Thing From Another World, numerous Ray Harryhausen films, and Citizen Kane.


Major kudos. I’ll never be able to look at a portabella the same.


Movie trailer style. Opens with faux timelapse footage of various molds etc… Yes, I know that slimemolds are no longer considered a fungus, but nothing says B-Movie like bad science.


A fireball crash lands at an Industrial Fungi Factory, causing a horrible mutation to once harmless fungus.
The military is unable to stop the Rampaging Evil of:
The Fungus From Another World!


My attempt at a Dog Vomit Slimemold. Made from meta objects in Blender. Of course, this image will be degraded later with scratches and jitter etc…



Jajaja! great! very funny characters!


Thanks for the nice comments! I have to admit that I chose this mushroom character/design to limit the amount of animation I would need to do. No eyes, no arms etc…
Making this entry a movie trailer has been somewhat of a gamble, by trading off three or four complex shots for 20 or more simple ones. For the next contest I think I might try doing just a few complex setups that would allow me to focus on the details a bit. Right now I have so many shots setup that they are becoming burdensome…they never seem to end!


Software: After Effects,Blender

Primarily to test the flv encoder and the cgChallenge uploader. This is an attempt to create fake time lapse footage of bread mold growth. Created using blender’s hair system and comped in After Effects.

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Scientist watching newly forming giant mushrooms.


This is a test comp. Trying to get poorly shot video and numerous elements to integrate. Having some issues with lighting night scenes.


The scientist here is supposed to be looking through a heavy window into a containment room. My Wife thinks it looks more like some kind of freaky television set. Any suggestions for making this more window like? I am thinking perhaps it needs more bolts and some texture tweaks such as rust etc…


I think circular window could solve tv problem.:slight_smile:


Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll give a round window a try. Maybe it will look more like a portal than a tv set!


Software: After Effects,Blender,Electric Image Animation System,GIMP,Mudbox,Silo,Vue

This is the initial cut of the 30 Second trailer for “The Fungus From Another World”. Still needs some tightening in the edit, and there are some audio issues that need work.
Audio was created entirely in garageband. Editing was done in iMovie HD.
Added some references to H.P. Lovecraft…another inspiration.

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i like i like i like :thumbsup:


nice job , i like the voice


Great job Randall! The voiceover is a killer!


Many thanks for the nice comments. Much appreciated. It certainly makes it easier to keep plugging away at finishing this project!

Thanks again,