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June 5, 2007

lsgl: mountains of madness

by sven at 5:15 pm

Sunday I did a bunch of work on exterior shots.

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I'm pretty happy with this shot of the blizzard sweeping over the explorers' camp.

well, at least one mountain of madness...

For those who don't know, this film I'm making (Let Sleeping Gods Lie) is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's novella, "At The Mountains of Madness." ...So it's nice that I'm finally able to squeeze in at least one shot of an actual mountain!

The image above was PhotoShopped together out of four or five different images. You see how the cave entrance is set into that sort of... glacial shelf? Well, I wound up having to create most of that out of nothing -- picking out colors and digitally painting abstract shapes that blend in with the stuff in the middle.

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The "mountain of madness" shot is going to be further modified. It needs blizzard added to it, and then my "Shoggoth cam" effect... Which has yet to be invented.

While experimenting, I came up with the clip you see above. I don't think it's what Shoggoth cam is supposed to look like -- but I'm really intrigued with the look, nonetheless.

posted by sven | June 5, 2007 5:15 PM | categories: let sleeping gods lie