Thursday, 27 October 2011

Pitch Presentation

Black Lagoon Presentation

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Possible Branding logos

Few Ideas that we came up for our logo.

The last one that we worked out together fits for all of us the best, so we will stick this one.

The Script: Version 2

Ok guys so this is the second version of our trailer. Hope you like it. As yo can see it is properly reduced to two pages now. Act 2 is not really explained in detail but this will be refined in the actual editing. 

The Script Version 2

Some new character concepts

At the beginning we had this huge cast with six characters. Twins, mom, dad, and two fishermen. Many ideas have changed and after last conversation with Alan only two characters left. Here are few new variations to consider. Since the pitch is close last pre-production decision must be chosen wisely.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

Rough animatic

This is our rough animatic for a new script. It is hard to read, but it helps to feel the timeline, so here it goes.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Killers From The Swamp- The Script (Version 1)

Hey Guys so this is the Script based on the story we talked about today. I added some scenes I thought would be interesting for the build up of the story. Some are quite humorous. Hope you like it. We'll talk about it tomorrow :)
Oh I the names are temporal. I just use them for now to define the characters.

The Script Version 1

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Style Influence:60's and 70's Film Posters

Last Thursday Alan advised us on choosing a style influence for our Trailer. He suggested 70's film posters- a great starting point for our style!
I looked up some film posters from the 60's and 70's and even from first glance it is obvious what makes them distinctive.So a few characteristics on these posters:

  • Great use of silhouettes.
  • Contrast between light and darkness.
  • There is normally a background placed behind the oversized characters.
  • Most of them have grey tones with a splatter of a very bright colour like orange, blue, red or green (usually used for the negative space)
  • The titles seem to be part of the posters themselves.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Animatic Monday: All 3 PreViz's

Hey there guys! So this our 3 preViz Versions of The Killers From The Swamp. It is interesting how each one of us did a completely different job. Could you tell us what you think about them? Please leave a comment. Enjoy! :)

Andriana Laskari

Aidan Codd

Domantas LukoŇ°ius

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Quick idea By Aidan Codd

This is a quick story board I did the other day. You go through the town have action shots and then go thought the factory where you go down the pipes and into the swamp where the camera gets eaten by the creature. And my ideas of it.

Animatic Monday Announcement

As a group we noticed we all have completely different ideas on our animatics in terms of camera movements and editing. So we decided in order to show our different point of views we are going to produce our own animatics, obviously based on the same story. They are all going to be really basic, using basic cubes in maya and quick drawings. This is not going to be our final animatics but just a test to look through each person's eyes. So see you on Monday with your animatics guys! :D

Storyboarding: Continuous Pan Shot of The Environment

Me and Dom worked out one of our main scenes: The pan shot of our environment. We can now base our action scenes on it. It is so exciting to finally see our trailer slowly coming to life, even on just this stage.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

A bit more elaborated sketches and ideas

After the last conversation with Alan we know now that we need to create a cast of the movie with all characters and creatures that we might not even show in the trailer. We also had this idea to stylize everything a bit, so here are some of the results. First of all I really want to push forward this teenage redneck hero character, but as we can see i have to make more research for shotguns, because it looks a bit weird and he holds it more like a guitar then a gun.

Redneck Teenager

We also should make more concepts of possible creatures, but at least at the moment I have just two working ideas - mutated flaming lizard and crazy poisonous tadpole.

Flaming lizard

Poisonous Tadpole

Eventually we will have clearly define the whole environment, because the story that we are creating is very concentrated into one spot - a village in Louisiana next to polluted swamp. gathering pictures will help us to make it as much believable as possible.