JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

During my studio review last week it was suggested that I watch Jodorosky’s Dune – a documentary on the development of a film based on Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name, that was never actually made. By chance I’d booked tickets to yesterdays showing about a month ago, at the same time as I […]

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PROJECT UPDATE: THE PIONEER

An update following last Wednesdays tutorial. I presented my first attempt to model the head of the main character in my film; I’m calling him ‘The Pioneer’. I started by using Blenders sculpt and dynamic topology tools to create a new head model over the top and a basic male head imported from Daz3D. I then […]

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PROJECT UPDATE: PANTROPY

Another productive week this week. I presented two sheets on the concept of Pantropy. The idea was first developed by science fiction author James Blish (1921-1975) in a series of short stories published between 1952 and 1956; these stories were later collected in one volume called The Seedling Stars (1957). Pantropy is an approach to […]

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TOM KUCY: GROUND CONTROL

Another great example of what can be done with the 2.5D technique. Tom Kucy has used the Apollo Archive to collate a series of images into a short animated film; other examples are available but in my opinion Ground Control is the best I’ve seen so far. The image above – AS07I4-1584 – is from the […]

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HARDWARE: SHIPBREAKERS

The following is taken directly from the website of Blackbird Interactive : In 2010 development started with an ambitious sci-fi game entitled HARDWARE. Inspired by Homeworld, a franchise developed by some of BBI’s founders, it was originally planned as a Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game.  After Gearbox Software bought the Homeworld IP in […]

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HOMEWORLD REMASTERED COLLECTION

The opening cinematics for Homeworld and its sequel Homeworld 2 have always had a special placed in my memory. Both games were recently re-released as the Homeworld Remastered Collection with updated HD cinematics. I haven’t been able to find ‘official’ uploads of the cinematics, but the Homeworld and Homeworld 2 remastered introductions can be easily found on […]

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Yoshiaki Kawajiri: The Running Man

This short animated film – The Running Man  –  is from director Yoshiaki Kawajiri; he was also the screenwriter, character designer and animation director! Part of a collection of three short films called Meikyû monogatari (Neo Tokyo) it was released in 1987, and is typical of the gritty ultra-violent Animes that were released in the late […]

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