Repelling Spider wrote:
I really loved that shot of the king shooting those guns... so cool! Wish there was more of that. Also, I was intrigued by the shots of the fiery clown and shark war scenes at the very end. That's something else I wish there were more of. The lighting was so dramatic and captivating.
I'm really happy with how the apocalyptic wars shots turned out. Shortly after scripting I decided I would make a shot like that, and so I built the set for it. I was really excited to have all of that really cool lighting and see how well it would turn out. it took a really long time to animate that shot, but even though I brought Wilson in to move the flames behind the clown whilst I managed the clown and the flames in front of him, it still took a very long time. Making custom flares in post as took even longer.
Though I thought it was really cool, and I'm sure we all want to see more of that, this film isn't really about that war, it's about Gregory and Isaac. But I really like adding seriously cool little scene to be mixed up in that, and have such a wide range of stuff in such a little film.
I took some behind the scenes pictures if the shot:
I also shined a torch through the rock to cast some light on his face, and another to add a bit of light to the forward flames.
The ninja shot was far less complex in animation, but I really like how it went. I took the pit of fire, set is on its side, and shined some light through it near the back of the set. I shined a less bright light through the rock off screen to the left, then put one of my lamps very close to the wall and shining at it to give a very soft light to the set.
I have been considering making a spin-off of this story, unfortunately, I have a very limited supply of sharks and clowns, and only one shark head, but I could make it be about something else in Riigo-Faloo
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