Thursday, April 9, 2015

Collaborative Projects Post 4

This has been a rough week.

I filmed Amy as the astronaut like I intended on Friday and it went really well.  However, I have nothing really to show for it because on Saturday I effed up and broke the hard drive for the class - losing the footage.  Ironically, I broke it when I had every intention of transferring the footage to my own hard drive to work on it.  On the bright side - if there is a bright side - most everyone had a back up of their work except for one scene from Marina - who is kind of glad she gets to reshoot because it gives her more time to find props - and the footage of ink dispersing in water.

So in leu of my mistake, I don't have a ton of stuff to show you.  To make up for that, I rendered out the first scene that I have finished.  It's the close up of the rocket with the Pink Floyd name before and just as it starts taking off.

But now that I need to reshoot, it turns out that Amy is in Portland for a little more than a week - so I need to find a substitute astronaut.  Therefore my new astronaut will be Cameron and we'll be filming this Saturday with Karl's help.  This time I will back everything up on the spot.  But since the RED Scarlet is checked out, I will be borrowing Sean's awesome Sony A7S to shoot.

Please God, have everything go well.  I cannot afford to not have this footage.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Collaborative Projects Post 3

So I have an actress - Amy from Shadowbox - coming in to film tomorrow for my astronaut.  Woot!  I have my storyboards printed out and I'm going to film far to near starting with my wide shots and working toward those close ups.

However, in the meantime, I've been collecting images that I'll be using for the backgrounds.  I've been collecting those from the NASA site because they're free to the public to use.  So let me show you some great images I've found!

And while I was scouring the web for these great images.  I did come across a really awesome photo from NASA's time on the moon - and I find it definitely worth sharing.

And I plan on using this rocket as the spacecraft the astronauts use:

I edited out the stuff that I wouldn't use - such as NASA's name on it and the American flag (Pink Floyd's British) - and I've added the Pink Floyd name onto it like I planned in the animatic.