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Friday, April 20, 2012

Sinbad Update... With Pics!

First of all let me start off by saying I'm sorry for almost never posting updates on this blog, but that's largely due to the fact that the stuff I've been working on for the past couple of years is 'under wraps' so, there's very little I can actually show. But at long last, I actually DO have some stuff I can show you from my work on 'Sinbad The Fifth Voyage'. It's only a couple of photos and I'm able to (re)post them because the Producer/Director recently posted them on his blog and Facebook. This first photo is of the sculpture of the head of 'Alakei' which is a statue that comes to life in the film. This sculpture was life sized (along with two of her arms) and produced for a portion of the film in which a live action actor needed to physically interact with those parts of her. Sadly, this prop (although filmed) was cut from the film due to a change in the direction of the scene which rendered this head no longer needed. (I can't be any more specific about the reasons for eliminating those props without giving away plot details I'll get in trouble for!)
Now THIS critter actually is in the film! This is a creature called the 'Goliath Crab' and he/she/it is a nasty one. As I write this, I'm still in the throws of animating a pretty extensive scene involving this bugger. This is only one frame and I realize it's a bit difficult to make out the full design of the thing but, I suppose that's part of the reason this specific image was chosen for a 'sneak-peek'.

3 comments:

Brett W. McCoy said...

Fantastic stuff Ron!

Anonymous said...

Although CGI and Stop Motion shouldn't be compared, I saw the photo of the hand-modeled crab alongside the generic Clash of the Titans remake's cgi.

http://tiny.cc/SinbadCrabvsClashCGI

It looks a bit more real, and with less money thrown away! I can only anticipate how it moves.

They should release more stills just to prove a point.

Jeff Lafferty said...

Looks really cool!

Jeff

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