Saturday, July 23, 2011

Death blow sequence done !

At last, the final sequence is meeting my quality standards.  I'm very happy to achieved it the first time.
- 77 pictures
- 3 seconds of video on 1's (24 frames per seconds)
- 2 sessions of shooting on two different days
- 6 hours of work animating that

Everything goes as expected (hopefully).  As i thought, animating a big puppet is way easier than animating a small one.

In order to simulate the lightning coming from the machine gun, i worked with three different lightning setups. 

2 lights

1 light

No light

Repeating these 3 lightning setups did a good job.

Here's my lighning setup.  The light no.1 is a LED desk lamp with foil on it to reduce the light that come out of it.  The light no.2 is a little and single LED light.

As an awared animator, i taped down the camera's tripod and the electric cables that were on my way.

Here are some pictures that shows how small is my shooting room.

The tied-downs also worked perfectly.

Oh i almost forgot, the sequence...
Here's the link.
There's a password that must be entered and all the people who submited (or will) pictures for the wallpapers contest will receive it by email.

Enjoy !

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Corpser completed !

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Corpser's wallpapers + CONTEST !!!

I was doing some wallpapers for myself and thought i should share some with you.  Feel free to use them for a personnal use only.

The first one is my favorite, closely followed by the second one.  The third and fourth ones, were done with the intention of having two different views on the Corpser's head on the same picture, but i'm not fully satisfied with the results.  A nice wallpaper isn't done randomly and i don't think i really understand how to do that properly.  Anyway...

CONTEST !!!  -> Send me a picture of yourself showing your computer screen with your favorite desktop's wallpaper using one of the followings.  Show a thumb up or any creative and original facial expression (example).  Send it here.  I'll put your names in a hat and i'll pick a winner randomly.  A free "signed" DVD will be sent to the winner when it will be done.  Good luck !  =)