Software: 3ds max,After Effects,mental ray
Hey guys, here’s my final submission! For those that saw the previous upload of the film, you’ll notice that this version has some additions…namely…lots of steam!
It’s funny that I had spent 3 months working on this “steampunk” film…only to realize today (1 day before the deadline lol), after thinking about “Grrrrrrr”'s comment, that while my film has cogs and gears and clockwork…it doesn’t have any steam at all. At first, I didn’t think it would matter that much…but then I thought…damn…it really loses a bit of the steampunk vibe without it. So I raced to add steam jets into many of the shots (both on the mechanical man and the main character transforming at the end), and re-worked the audio in many of the shots near the end to complement the new visuals. I think having the steam in there now (especially during the transformation at the end) really brings it together. Thanks Grrrrrrr for that comment…hopefully you’ll agree that the steampunk themes stands out more now.
Anyways, to everyone: enjoy! It was a blast making this, as well as working alongside everyone else during the whole process. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement over the past 3 months
Plot synopsis: A troubled man journeys to the fountain of youth, only to discover that the price for drinking from its waters is far greater than he imagined.
PS: forgive the filesize…it’s 90mb, but that’s the lowest I could get it without a huge quality drop, since the whole thing (including trailer and making-of) is 6 minutes long.
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