Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sketches vs. Finals

Well,... more like "Near Finals." 

This week I've been working with floating water particles creating underwater atmosphere, and since that would make for some seriously boring images to post,... I thought I'd put up "Before & After" shots of some finished and nearly-finished scenes. 

The "Before" images are from the original test reel which was a combination of scanned storyboard sketches and drawings done directly in Photoshop.  The "After" images are screen-grabs from the latest motion renders generated earlier this week. 

I hope you find these more interesting than the floaties drifting thru the water that I've been staring at all day.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fish Breath

As production gets closer to wrapping up, I've been going back to add the "fine tuning" that I'd left for later: such as rain, water ripples, lighting effects,... etc.  The task this last week has been giving the "monster" her gills.   ... I mean,  she's gotta breathe, right?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Water & Light

One of the pieces from the original short story that I was really interested in capturing in image was the descriptions of the ripples from the rain on the surface of the pool.   This week I've been working on those shots with the different light sources falling on the moving ridges of water.