I’m a bit behind with my updates! These were produced last week, but only properly pinned up and presented today. I may be being a bit too optimistic in thinking I can produce a project of this scale in a year! In my own mind, I’d always thought of the film as running for approx 10mins. But before I go an further, I need to get a grip on the pacing of the separate scenes.
I’ve been experimenting both with Blenders internal render/video editing suite, and with After Effects, and I think I’ve started to developed a realistic working method that’ll work for me. The Homeworld introductory renders remain a major source of influence for me. If I can produce something approaching that level of detail – perhaps with more ‘real’ 3D elements – I’ll be pleased.
With that in mind, my next step is to create an ‘animatic’. This is a simple animated representation of the entire film. It’ll allow me to figure out how long it’ll take, how shots will progress/transition, what shots I might need to drop etc.