Monday, 24 May 2010
I love this place and its crazy objects. I recently heard the newer satelite images have been purposely degrading the quality of the images from this area especially the "face" which is so distinct in these earlyer images (I believe from the Viking satelite..)
I need to get on some kind of project involving this place, not sure how to aproach it just yet though, be it what is there now (but unseen, wink wink) or as it may have been in the past.
Posted by BenjaminPenrose at 16:29
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Ah man it's done... So I'm sending it off now so they get it for good old Monday Morning, fingers crossed.
Everything is how I wanted it. The old guy worked great as did the smashed Holographic/LCD display. I think in terms of a concept there is deffinatley a solid offering here. I'd love to see this set in a game it would be pretty neato!
Posted by BenjaminPenrose at 16:50
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
I've been working on a submission for Game developer who have given me a pretty groovy brief:
A middle management ransacked office from the near future. The manager has been killed when the place was raided and is left slumped in his chair. The offending bad guys were after information and the scene should show this. They didn’t come through the door opting for a more unusual method of entry and no body heard the attack as it is after office hours.
I'm loving the brief its right up my street, they said the future had to be very near so there was plenty of material recognizable to someone from today which instantly made me think of Children Of Men, so I sat down and watched that bloody masterpiece before I started.
I'm definitely happy with where its going colours are beginning to sit nicely and the window view over the city and hover cars has been a real triumph. I just need to ramp up the detail in the rest of the room and include my dead corporate. The big white screen will have a graph with tumbling share prices shown on it and loads of un-received messages awaiting my unfortunate soul who will soon be occupying the chair. A holographic display will also grace the man’s desk, along with some kind of data mainframe on the right hand side next to the door
Posted by BenjaminPenrose at 19:42
Friday, 14 May 2010
I've been working on a matte painting experiment for the film, I'm quite interested to see how projected paintings over 3D sets could look when you start adding lighting into the model and extra geometry not acounted for in the painting such as telephone cables and lamp posts etc... The base for the image is a 3D set created for the film of a terraced street, this way the image projection onto the mesh should be spot on. The model has been put together by Nixon Leung, you can check out Some more of Nixon's work at his website and blog here.
The image is still in progress right now but in terms of atmosphere I'm pretty much where I want to be with this before I pass it over to Wayne McCauslin for the animation work.
Posted by BenjaminPenrose at 06:31
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
I've started working with director Steven Spencer on his studio's (Nice Monster) new animated film expressing the ups and downs of football's first real superstar George Best. The project should be a real stunner looking forward to it being finished towards the end of 2010.
Posted by BenjaminPenrose at 18:14