the JAWS effect is a short live action fan film sequence codenamed: Quints Song
It is set on a calm ocean,on an a almost cloudless moonlit night near Amity.
A small boat is carrying a father and son,they went out with other boats including the orca that day,looking for the shark that killed Alex Kitner.they had no luck,and have run out of chum,which the boy has been gutting & mincing all day.
They are seated in fish blood,seeping through the bottom of the boat, and suddenly the boat gets bumped.
The father stops rowing,and looks out.
A barrel pops up on the surface about a hundred yards in front of the boat.
It starts being towed towards the boat.
(This is where Quints song start),and as the barrel disappear
under the little boat.
The father grabs his rifle ,looks at his son,as the song finishes,and silence ensues.
The Shark and barrel breach in front of him.the fish rises up,
rolls over, opens its jaws and takes the father,destroying the
little boat.It sends the son into the water.
As the boy struggles at the surface he hears a few short screams
from his father.He turns to swim towards the wrecked boat,but his way is blocked
by the barrel in front of him,as the boy starts to scream,he is almost gently lifted out of the sea and swallowed into the mouth of the great fish.which disappears beneath the surface.
( story has been updated as of 2010 )
I need a small crew to make this dream happen,its easy to say that ive been a fan of Jaws for years,and great whites even longer.
But the reason ive put this up is that i can no longer think that i can do this alone,and also wanting to do a 3d great white for years,and i think ive got pretty far,i had a break through on the shark design a few years ago.I wrote a fan email to the guys who made the airjaws series ,and told them that it was my intention to make the best 3d great white out there and animated,and the jaws effect idea,and they were very kind to me,but said the detail i was asking for,they never got that bloody close to them.So i thought that was that,but i got a email from the shark headquarters of the world,the Natal Shark Board!
They said what do i need!
Well i actually went to town! close ups of teeth,skin,cuts,scrapes,you name it, i listed it.
They emailed me back saying they see what they could do,and it might be a while as the sharks are getting rarer,and they have to be caught in the nets,and dead,they release of course those sharks they find!
So i waited & waited ,the after 8 months i got a cd sized package from south africas Natal shark board!.
They had 2 great whites caught and died in the nets,and they then 8 guys pulled these 2 of the rarest sharks out of the freezer,and took the photos that i asked.I nearly cried.I was one very lucky guy!and the only one outside of the natal shark board,with these cool pictures ,and would help a 3d artist(s) build a realistic great white BRUCE
So i worked on them building the shark,but my working knowledge of maya and z brush only got me frustrated,so thats when i thought about help,and the main thing is not the work ive done,but getting the work finished!
So im going to include some of the pictures up to what my upload can take,and then i hope i can get some crew that would help me sail until the end.
the next post will be my efforts of the shark i have made.and what technically i am after.
All Jaws puns gratefully accepted by the way,i am not without humour!
and any help that might be offered will be gratefully accepted too!