Sunday, December 16, 2007

Post-Production: 3D Cleaver

With this post, I want to take the opportunity to present to all of you, Antoine Tadros.

Antoine is a 3D model artist, and he's been making several 3D elements we need for SAT. One of these elements is a "cleaver".

At some point in the story, a person throws a cleaver to the main character. Obviously, for security reasons we didn't throw the real cleaver at him; I mean, we can't afford to have any accidents, specially when it's being thrown at the main character... we need him for the other scenes!!! Hahahaaa.

Jokes aside, the cleaver gets thrown at the main character, misses him and the cleaver continues its fly at the camera (towards the audience). In order to do this particular shot, we created the cleaver in 3D, which is going to be added -in post- to the real shot of the main character 'reacting' at the cleaver being thrown at him.

Here's a picture of the real cleaver compared with the 3D one.


Pretty cool, right?

We still have more elements to build. When we get more done, we'll post them!

Until next time!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

December... Low activity

Hello to all,

December has arrived, and post-production is... not as fast as we had hoped for.

We've been very busy with our professional commitments (i.e.: our jobs), so I suspect this month we won't have updates or videos. Hopefully, by January things will cool down, and we'll be able to press the accelerator in the effects and music departments!!!

Making something as "low budget" has it's 'issues'. One of them: that things take longer to be completed. It's just part of the process. It's completelly normal.

It would be a differnet story if we were getting paid to work on SAT. I'm sure we'd probably had it finished by now. But because we all have jobs, we can only work on SAT on our spare time.

For all of you that have been present so far, thank you very much for your comments.

We hope to get back on track next year!

If by any chance we make progress this month, we'll post it!

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!
Let this month be filled of joy and happyness!

Until next time,