torsdag 14. april 2011

Hazmat commandos go!

The finished soldier puppets with their menacing gunprops. The puppets were made using the same technique as the main character. The guns are a combination of balsawood, plastic card, and a bit of milliput&greenstuff for detailing. Painted with horrible acrylic paints that chip easily. Will use enamel paints in the future. Now i have to varnish them.. curses.

onsdag 30. mars 2011

Puppet production update

Almost done with both versions of the main character. Hurray.

onsdag 23. mars 2011

Main character front (WIP)

Main character puppets (WIP)

Updated animatic

Made some changes to the overall pace and plot of the short. I removed the "chase" sequence completely, in favor of a slow upwards tracking shot and a larger focus on the ritual/surgery scene in the start. The ending is also a bit more epic and foreboding.

torsdag 3. februar 2011

color keyed locations


I've put together an rough animatic to get a sense of the timing. I used mostly my thumbnails, and a live version of the track. As you will see the pace is a bit off in places, and it will definately need som heavy tweeking once I get my hands on the studioversion of the song.

torsdag 27. januar 2011

Virus infection

This design is for the virus inside the body. I like the idea of the virus functioning as a key to unlocking dormant strands of DNA, ultimately transforming the subject into something else entirely.

Initial location/setting scetches

I wanted the premise of the setting to be a dark dystopian future, plagued by pollution and the effects of human abuse of the earth. Again I'm thinking of stylizing the designs and characters to give it a slightly more outlandish feel.

Initial character scetches.

These are some of my initial designs for the main character. I'm thinking about simplifying the design and make the beast more bizarro/ elemental (more influenced by expressionism/ cubism perhaps).