I have discovered a few things about myself over this project, but yesterday i discovered that i am a very crazy and ambitious animator and director. me and co-director shot are last scene together yesterday (the chruch destruction scene) and i wanted to really blow it up as much as possible. i figured that we only have one shot to do this so why not do it Independence day style "no not using actual explosives" but how about three cameras with three angles all at the same time! and then add in over 20 rigs.
|Here are the rigs, different lengths of wire with chunks of wood at the ends.|
|one crazy set up! wired things is were animating tripods for war of the worlds and were using 3 cameras, 3 lights, 3 computers running 3 separate stop motion programs.|
|here you can see all the monitors! its very hard working in the dark with that many wires on the floor and lamps and camera rigs, very hard not to knock anything .|
It was a very challenging day for me and Dan but we managed together to pull off such a difficult scene, it was very time consuming and tiring but so worth it. The project goes into post-production as of monday so even more exiting times ahead and now with just over two weeks until completion and hand in things have only just started to get challenging. I am really looking forward to the weeks ahead and seeing what amazing VFX are added to the stop motion scenes, my time on war of the worlds production has nearly come to an end but there will be so much more to look forward to like festivals, screenings and media.