Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Flight Club

Two men and a child's toy. What could possibly go wrong?

A lot as it turns out.

We convened at a local park to shoot some pretty simple footage for another viral armed with a camera and this bad boy:

We naively assumed that a remote control plane would actually fly and be remotely controllable but clearly that's a stupid assumption. It soon turned out that getting the thing airborne was really difficult and keeping it in the air was nigh on bloody impossible.

After almost three hours of repeatedly recreating the opening scene from Lost in miniature and being laughed at by passing joggers, dog walkers and park based maniacs she finally flew - YES! -  only to land up in the nearest tree - NO!

Back to the drawing board.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Boys With Toys

It's for a thing.


Friday, 27 August 2010

You Spin Me Round

If you think you're sick of seeing endless versions of this godforsaken flying saucer, think how I feel.

Still, nice to see it in motion.

Promise I won't bother you about it until the viral itself is finished.  

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Telekinetic Josh

So ... we made this little viral as a quick palette cleanser between bouts of UFO related misery.

Not exactly "Carrie" but it only took a couple of hours from start to finish.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Taking a short break from my UFO woes to do some tests with the steadfast Josh Topp:

This is for a different viral - it involves a fork. 

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Somewhere amongst these buttons...

or these...

or indeed these...

is the button (or combination of buttons) that stops my lovely flying saucer becoming F**KING INVISIBLE when I try and put it into the footage where it's supposed to be.

And yes I have tried turning it on and off again.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Crinkly Bottom

Adding bits of texturing now.

The End is in sight.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

UFOn and On and On...

Back at the grindstone good and proper now. The UFO is coming along a bit since way back when...

It now has a few dashes of colour.

Magic. But damn! the 3d the process is sloooooow. It's like that bit in Wizard Of Oz where Dorothy steps out into Oz and it's all in colour and shit - if Wizard Of Oz was slowed down to a painful one frame a day.

Looking a bit nicer though.