Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Searching in the dark

Actually pretty happy with this shot which is a nice change from wanting to reshoot so much! I just passed the 1 min mark, and am really enjoying animating!

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15 comments:

Brett McCoy said...

That looks GREAT! Very nice lighting

Darkstrider said...

Awesome!!!

Will said...

Really nice, I love it!
making the light source an actual prop within the scene was something they loved doing for nightmare before christmas. works really well here, good job

Seamus Jennings said...

Marvelous! This shot has great lighting. Well done for passing the one minute mark!

Mike Letendre said...

Yep, I love this shot as well. I love when it hits 0:05 and the light shifts with the lights Henry's holding.

Will said...

Just had to come watch it again!
I love how dynamic the shot is because of the light moving along with the puppet. Really nice stuff.

Where on earth did you find such tiny lights Emmymme? Are they leds run off a battery or something more substantial?

Shelley Noble said...

Love it! So inspiring to have the practical light for the scene. Did you use any add'l key lighting?

jriggity said...

ooooooo....

the light affecting the set as he leans forward is Cool!

jriggity

emmyymme said...

Thanks for the comments!
The lights are 1/12 scale dollhouse lighting for mini-Christmas trees... you can find them on ebay or at Micaels during Christmas time. They run off of a 12V power adapter and a mini-transformer bar.
It's lit entirely by those lights.. I think 2-4 second exposure. The next scene I had to cheat and add in a bit of fill lighting.

Dan Metalmadcat said...

m_)you should really stop showing shots of yours>? said the mind, lol
seriously it is all so exciting but then I want more..though you suddenly make it all so sadistically short and my brain literally detonate

put it this way, STOP THE MADNESS, mercy to your victims, mercy!!

Andrew Brown said...

Groovy. I wish it was a Quicktime file so I could get in there and scrute. I'm smelling some serious thinking about the motion before you did the shot.

people in gorillasuits said...

so beautiful to hear that you already finished the first minute... and all the best for every minute further ! The lightning is indeed so well done - so much atmoshpere and mood. The frame/screen is like a window looking into another world without disturbing the local residents there. So nicely made.

Aravind.J said...

Awesome! Nice Lighting!!

Mike Adair said...

NOW, it's Christmas for me. That little scene did it. Pure magic!

emmyymme said...

Thanks for the support! Dan - I'll be posting the first min and a half or so online, doesn't give any of the plot away, and helps get motivated to keep going.

Mike - beautiful comment, thankyou!