Kestrel work by Frazee

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Check out Frazee’s updated work of the Kestrel.  It won’t appear this way in the film (as they must be old and rusted at this point), but awesome nonetheless.

 

~Joel

 

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Some stills

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Check out a few stills from the shots from the movie.  If you have any suggestions, comment below!

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Name Change

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Anyone like the words “From the Sky” instead of “Probe”?

Jay says the words, “You came from the sky too.  But you’re not like them.”  Referencing the probe itself.  I’m seriously thinking about a name change.  Anyone gonna be upset about that? Maybe it’s not the best protocol.  But I like that a little better. :D

~joel

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Comet Impact Revision

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey everyone!  Work continues steadily!  Check out a short video showing the comet impact revision from the proof-of-concept trailer to the final film!

Yeah, working solo on this project sucks.  Any talented VFX artists out there?  :-)

Anyone like the title, “From the Sky”?  Maybe an alternate title than Probe?  Eh….

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Back At It!

August 30, 2010 1 comment

Damn the Kestrels!

Probe is back in production after a summer hiatus.  Look forward to updates, new graphics, and such coming from the production labs soon!  Don’t worry, we’ll be backing up lots of times so as to not loose massive amounts of work (see earlier).  In the meantime, I’ll be heading back along the visual effects shots and redoing the work that was lost.

In other news, I’m possibly looking for another title than “Probe” to help avoid the snickering remarks. :-)

Till then!
~joel

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April 30, 2010 1 comment

I have some sad news to report.  Due to a freak accident, many of the visual effects compositions inside of After Effects have been corrupted–the backups too!  This includes around four minutes of color correction and three visual effects shots, all that have to be started from scratch.  It was an unbelievably sad day for me today, as I realized that nearly two weeks of work and over 60 man hours had been destroyed.  My only option?  To start those shots over from scratch.  Thankfully, the models, footage, and blender renders are all in tact.  It’s just the entire compositing sequences in After Effects that are gone.  The moral of this story is to back up all your files to anything that stores data. You never know when one, two, or six might go bad. :-(

~Joel

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Working hard… not hardly working!

April 29, 2010 2 comments

Welcome everyone from blendernation!  Production continues long and hard, as it’s finally funneled down to Nate Russell and I.  I spent twelve hours today working on the VFX shot of the Kestrel coming over the Dome.  Every little detail from the highlight off the metal panels of the building to the simulated shadow on the concrete wall has been meticulously worked on by yours truly.  I hope to have some pictures of the shot here soon.

In other news, I’m editing the video of the Probe crew getting interviewed by Fictional Frontiers radio show and podcast.  We’re toward the end.  Go ahead and check it out on their website:  http://www.fictionalfrontiers.com/ You can find the link to the right hand corner.  Enjoy it while it lasts!  The video of the interview will be online soon.

Production is coming.  Fingers crossed to see if it’ll be done by next Friday.  Your guess is as good as mine.

Peace!

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