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April 30, 2007

lsgl: first new shot in the can!

by sven at 11:59 pm

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Woo! My first new shot is in the can!

The color's richer than yesterday's version. But there's also a more subtle touch here -- which I'm very pleased with... I've added a "depth of field" effect so the cave ceiling isn't quite in focus, and the Elders' eyes are just beginning to get blurry.

(I also got the pacing of the next two shots worked out, so I can move forward with compositing them this week.)

Reality check: Tomorrow's the first day of May... This year the Lovecraft fest has a new system of deadlines:

...So, I've got all of May and all of June before the first deadline.

The only difference between the deadlines is price; I'm not worried about that. What I am worried about is whether or not I'll be able to film the deep history segment. That's supposed to be about two minutes of puppet animation.

I've designed the production process with severability in mind. That is, if I can't get to the deep history segment, the "bookends" portion of the story should still make sense without it.

And, if only a portion of the deep history gets filmed, then by doing the last third of it first I can create an abbreviated version of my film that holds together as well.

Naturally I want to see the whole story birthed -- without amputations... But if worst comes to worst, at least I've got a plan.

posted by sven | April 30, 2007 11:59 PM | categories: let sleeping gods lie