Monday, November 22, 2010

Phil's Infamous Chair

Just wanted to share this quick shot today.

This has become one of my favorite shots lately. George's set looks amazing and Phil's awesome chair deserved a proper reveal. All the elements came together. The animation is simple. I think this one shot says so much about this film.

Here we see one of the Sherpas unwrapping Otto Von Louse's arm chair in the cabin halfway up the mountain.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Getting Creative with the Sets

Starting off on this film we had but a few sets: Some flat planes, a cabin, and of course our massive miniature mountain. Though simple, the flat planes have become the most effective. Forming canyons and ridges, they have served to create more interesting shapes as our team's accent steepens.

We rose the set to desired incline.

Shooting on green screen means more complex backgrounds may be added in post. Extra rocks break up the flat horizon.

We make sure the set is locked in place; They won't be going anywhere between frames.

The sets have proven most loyal. With all the lock downs we have pierced through them, their undersides look like pin cushions. Swiss cheese or not, they are still doing the job quite expertly.