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    I want to welcome everyone to our Production team forum for the Summer '04 session. Setting up this forum was Scott Vigil's idea and I'm very excited that we now have a means to communicate before the quarter begins - so thank you Scott!

    In this forum, ideas for our group project are welcome.

    Some thoughts about the class:
    Historically, the Production Studio classes have tried to do a Pixar-like short which has generally yielded unsatisfactory results because of time and man-power constraints (Pixar generally throws 80 animators at a short with a 2 year timeline, we have ~18 people and 11 weeks). I would ask you to keep in mind that we should scale back our ambition from what this class has attempted to achieve in the past.

    In my current Spring '04 quarter we are trying something very different and, so far, it has gone rather well. Instead of making an animated short (a la Pixar), we are simulating an ILM-like experience. The ILM studio is only commissioned to make effects sequences for someone else's movie. Baring this idea in mind, we are not telling a complete story but are creating a short effects clip - in our case, a landing sequence in an Episode II-like environment that has only 4 camera cuts and lasts only 20-30 seconds. Our goal is quality, not quantity, and to create a sequence that is as close to the Hollywood quality bar as possible.

    So, please give next quarter's project some thought in advance, as will I, and post your thoughts on this forum.

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    One thought I have for next quarter is to take an old sci fi b-movie and redo its effect scenes a la Star Wars rerelease. This would be an on going project from quarter to quarter until, in the end, we have a complete movie with revamped special effects. I'm looking at this as our way to work on a movie without actually having to film the actors, etc, giving us as near to movie production experience as possible.

    The film I'm considering is 1962 East German movie called "First Spaceship On Venus". The project would require us to storyboard new sequences, design new ships and vehicles, and re-invent the surface of a planet and the remants of an ancient, but technologically superior civilization.

    Here are a couple of links for the movie (the second one is in German, but has better screenshots):

    First Spaceship to Venus

    http://www.senseofview.de/review/377

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    Hey this is Scott, I Would like to say welcome to Sharp Productions. As of now i do not know how to put a password on this thred so keep this under wraps. it is strictly for Bruces next quarter production team. This thread is for:
    -submitting new ideas
    -and showing production progress.

    If you need a place to keep pictures, might i sudgest Photobucket to link your pictures from, its simple stable, and no frills.

    Lets all have fun and make something spectacular!
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    Hey this is Eli Heuer.

    Sounds like a fun project. I think I’ve seen First Spaceship On Venus as part of Mystery Science Theater.

    I have never done any pre rendered effects work so I’m not sure how far we could take this. Say we took this scene

    http://www.eliheuer.com/1stVenus3.jpg

    Could we redo everything outside the window? Such as have a redesigned spaceport with buggies driving around and ships landing? That would be a lot of fun particularly conceptualizing new designs for the vehicles and architecture.

    I am going to scarecrow tonight so I will try and rent the widescreen version.

    I would also like to throw out an idea just incase a majority of the group is as in the dark about doing pre rendered effects as I am. The project would be to create a small Polynesian village that we could view in realtime, possibly with normal maps created in zbrush or Photoshop. Check out these links for an idea of what I am thinking about.

    http://www.bookoftiki.com/pics/011.jpg
    http://www.eliheuer.com/trafficisland.jpg
    http://www.the2buds.com/pc/hi/HI_0073.jpg

    Also, I know Nate has been thinking up some ideas too, so I encourage him to post about that.
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    Did they have the widescreen version at Scarecrow? If not, I've got it. We can arrange a viewing.
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    They did not have it, but a viewing sounds like a good idea.
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    I just wanted to wish everyone in the class the best of luck. I wan't wait to see the complete version.

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    Hey, are you by chance the same Collin that gave a talk on level design a few quarters back?
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    Yes, it's the same Collin.
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    that is me

    that western mod is looking sweet from the last time i saw it
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    Post Compositing anyone?

    HI y'all scott here, im not sure aobut the rest of you guys, but if we are to do work an old movie we need really good compositors, and personally, i dont think i am one. i wanted to sudgest. Tavernetti is haveing a once-only Combustion class saturday at 10 in room 102 (i think) and i am going to try and make it, id avise everyone else try to be there also if you need to get up to speed on it.
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    Viewing of the movie

    I'd like to arrange a viewing of the DVD before the quarter is over for everyone who's interested. The best projector is in 104. Does anyone know whether there is a class in there on Thursday evening or Friday afternoon or evening? These would be the ideal times for me. Let me know what your availability is and what you think.
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    104 is available Monday P.M. and EVE
    Tuesday P.M.
    Friday A.M.

    102 is not open in the evenings at all.

    I’m going to be at school Sunday. So I could talk with the techs about moving the projector from 102 into one of the unused Mac labs on Tuesday or Friday evening.

    By the way Bruce, this quarters production team work is looking good.
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    104 is available Monday P.M. and EVE
    Tuesday P.M.
    Friday A.M.

    Of these times, Tues PM is best.
    It's possible that I could do Monday PM or Eve.
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