Thursday, October 14, 2010
Cut a teaser the other night to Carmina Burana. Yeah, it’s cliche, I know, but the teaser’s main purpose is to keep me motivated over the next few months as I do the effects and sound work. So far the response to it has been mostly positive. A few other members of DVXuser.com also helped me out. In particular, Nathyn has some good ideas for pacing and cutting that I’ll be implementing when I do the next version while Matt was kind enough to help me with the render settings for the web.
I spent the day today dialing in the actual look of the film. I want it to have a feel similar to the first movie, just more expensive. The look I came up with is desaturated like the first film, but with the contrast and teal/orange scheme that’s so popular right now in movies. And being HD it looks ten million times better than the last film anyway. To test this look on a variety of scenes, I applied it to my teaser and it’s rendering right now. I’ll burn it to DVD and see how I like it. I also learned from Philip Bloom how to crop to 2.40 and not get the black bars when viewing on vimeo, so that’s cool.
In the Leap 3 department, I finished the story outline the other night. It’s big. Like 2.5 hours big. The problem is that this is the last film in the series. The movie ends with Christ’s second coming, and the creation of the New Heaven and New Earth. The movie starts where Leap 2 leaves off and follows the leap crew through the vial judgements and the final battle. It’s like Lord of the Rings meets Resident Evil Extinction meets Green Zone. I have faith that God will make the film happen and give us what we need to pull it off, just as He has on Rise of the Beast.