Saturday, May 17, 2014
I had the amazing opportunity to work on the pre-pro for Godzilla. It was a dream come true for me! Here is some of the early development work that I did in the big pitch meeting That got Warner bros to green light the film. There was an amazing amount of talent represented in the pitch and I am very grateful to contribute!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
From that, I jumped directly into Maya and started modeling some simple box geo for houses. These where modeled super fast. 20 min maybe, to knock out several house shapes in different proportions and different shapes.
From there I got my composition and camera and worked a lot directly in camera view multiplying and distorting the geo I just made. I worked from foreground into background with the geo making sure the groupings had the look I was going for and made nice silhouettes. I spent maybe a hour or so doing that.
I lit, and started to separate my geo into layers from foreground into background, that I would then render separately. I think I had maybe six level of builings going into the background.
I comped them together. and started adding atmos. I noticed that the forground could do with some more detail and I decided it may be fast for me to go back into 3d for a few more passes of forground detail. I must not spent more then a few hours doing that.
rendered and comped the pieces.
At this point my image is pretty far along and it just needs to have some lighting tweaked and add some atmos here and there to help the silhouette shapes read. Before this the geo is way to hard to read. rendering in layers makes this a lot easier. I also begin to comp in some photo scrap here and there.
Next step is me painting and adding character and just having fun putting in little moments here and there. Generally selling the piece. I always intended this to be a little more illustrative even though it is a heavy 3d image.
I know I didn't spend much more then two days on this image. The Chaotic nature had a lot to do with that though.
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So here is a interesting image to share. over a year ago I was asked by a client to deliver some concepts of a museum for television and film effects that was going to be pitched to George Lucas. I went and did the concept of a museum. So a few months ago I figured that the concept had some role to play in George Lucas's announcement of his museum. I heard from my client that even before his pitch, George was already working on the same idea as my client. I am not sure if George ever even saw this pitch painting, but oh well. Again this is not official image of the museum. It definitely a departure from most of my other more fantastical type of work.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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This is a old step By step I did for this piece. I think it was originally published in ImagineFX. It was such a long time ago, I just don't remember. Anyway, I know people ask how I go about a painting, so I wanted to share! Hope this helps!