Thursday, December 29, 2005
CG Snake composition
When i'm not fine-tuning my script or i am not doing official duties, then i'll be practicing my visual effects skills. I must really say that i have impressed myself, though not perfect yet. Above is one of the practices. I composite a CG snake into a 2D background using MAYA. I made the snake crawl across the scene, quite convincingly. Its amazing to see how a 2D plate can be made to look like its 3D by the way the CG interacts with it. I have also done some couple of other stuffs, which i'll let you have a taste of later.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
With the help of my partner and fiance, i have been able to come up with a script for a short movie.I have realised over the years that Proper Planning Precede Progress! So i am taking my time to properly plan, everything i need to put in place to make sure all goes well. Even to the very last detailed take. I just want to get on set and start "acting out" the shots i have rehearsed in my head. I am also scouting for locations to use.
Friday, December 23, 2005
My JVC GR-D270
I got on the net in search of a fairly suitable camera to use to bring my ideas to life! I browsed quite a number of sites which included: camcardersinfo.com. I was clear that I needed to get a mini DV camera. And I need just one that will do a good job. After reading through i spotted the JVC GR-D250, bought it, but later realized that it lacked some useful functions through what I read on the review on the site. I returned it and asked for the JVC GR-D270, which according to the site is a better buy, though a little expensive. Its quite cool though. I also bought a tripod too.Can’t wait to try it out!
Thursday, December 15, 2005
I wanted to do my first short film, a test run actually. Maybe a 5 minutes clip. So i had to put a script together. I seacrhed for sites that could guide me into the world of script wrtiting- i got quite a lot. One of such is : simplyscripts.com.I'm so amazed at the number of things one could come across on the internet these days.Its very useful for inspiration as well.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Once again one of the greatest things that has happened to the movie world has been unleashed again. PETER JACKSON has his latest movie KING KONG out today! i have been following the post-productions diary on the official website: www.kongisking.net. Here comes the Oscars, Peter!
Monday, December 12, 2005
I love movies with good visual effects. Maybe that’s why I love peter Jackson. And so, one of the reasons why I have embarked on this journey is because movies made in my native country lacks visual effects. And that I stand to correct. I have been researching into how visual effects are done and added to give an impressive work for a long time now. I have been working with Alias Maya (www.alias.com). And with the reviews that i have read over the net and things I have been doing with it, Maya has proven to be a worth-while deal. I’ve always had ideas in my head. The one thing stopping me is a CAMERA! I need to buy one to test run my ideas.
Friday, December 09, 2005
I have been doing quite a lot of movie making research. How movies are made from scratch to finish. I have got a whole lot of materials from the internet. I am having a swell time with the stuffs I’m getting. From materials needed to softwares. As for the softwares that I’ll be using, I am gathering tutorials for them too. I’m also coming across some wonderful sites on short films for inspirations.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Welcome to my blog.I hope to use this blog to track my progress into the world of movie making. The idea for this blog was inspired by Michael Bartlett's makingthefilm.com. I shall be updating from time to time my progress, which will definitely culminate in making a full length movie. And subsequently many more AWARD winning African movies. PETER JACKSON (director of Lord of the Ring) is the role model and GOD is the source of inspiration!Unfortunately, i work full-time as a graphics/multimedia designer so i would rely mostly on after work hours and weekends to pull this project through. Hope u come along with me.