Friday, 29 April 2011

Major Project: Opium Den Sequence Thoughts!



Right, I have a couple days to produce in Maya this important 30 second sequence ready for rendering when I come back. The music at this point is massively disorientating, so I'll be using the camera to disorientate the viewer. The sequence feels like a descent into a madness so the plan is to prouduce a number of quick 'sets' that a camera can push through within a 3D space. Much in the same way that mimics my Transcription project where I created dome's to evoke the feeling of a theatrical space. I'll be using After Effects and Premier to layer up sequences so in the end, it should be rather spectacular.

2 comments:

tutorphil said...

exciting! Bring it on, Mr Beg! :D

tutorphil said...

http://www.art247.com/Photo/18719-East-End-Opium-Den

(the seedy element...)

https://d1ij7zv8zivhs3.cloudfront.net/assets/2634360/lightbox/LeLotus-Marketplace01a.jpg?1291745953

(notice the simple decorative elements that say 'orient' on the building's facade - you could include motifs like this just to signal the environment quickly)

http://s8.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/92E7EC61.jpg

(Here, you could model something like these lamps, and use them to project out crazy shadows and strobic effect like that post you showcased previously - the zoetrope-like light device?)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ud7U8APOwA8/Sbv4AGGybQI/AAAAAAAAAII/HLeR0DsCfho/s320/438px-Beardsley-peacockskirt.PNG

(and why not actually have some Beardsley images in the mix too somehow? Certainly think about using peacock motifs in there - sort of like fans opening up to suggest secrets and shennanigans).

Likewise, think about taking a very voyeuristic approach; lots of looking through key-holes and 'slits' opening to reveal glimpses of erotica - as if peeking through cracks in doors (with elliptical cropping - like the bear BJ scene towards the end of The Shining).

Have fun! (You might also want to look again at the rape/dream sequence from Rosemary's Baby too)