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Matte Paintings // The Valley

Today I planned on making two matte paintings and changing one to look more “dead” without having to do a lot of extra work. I made the living world first and then began striping away the saturation and color. I also had to destroy two waterfalls. This was a lot of fun and I feel pretty good about them.

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Cornerstone: The Flood: “the eye” teaser

Here is the teaser for ‘the flood’ short video. The teaser has been named “the eye” and will be officially released October 5th. It’s purpose is to promote the official “the flood” blog which will also be released October 5. The blog is a place for people to discuss the purpose, content and character of the film. The public is not aware of the story and it’s meaning. “The Eye” is focused on the movie’s location and the desolate state it appears to be in. Motionless and lifeless people are scattered about in a vast desert. I am sure this is all obvious and quite apparent when you watch the teaser. Click here for “the flood” blog.

The Flood – The Eye Teaser from chris loope on Vimeo.

Thanks for taking a look, enjoy and feel free to comment.

Shooting the Flood: Shoot 2a

This was a good first shoot. It was a really long day and everyone did a great job. It was a great time to crack out the Letus adapter. I couldn’t believe how hot it was outside and how much water people can blow through. I know I speak for the whole team when I say thanks to all the actors who came out. Kim and Promise did a great job on makeup, Matt had a great shoot, Jim and Michael produced well, Rick was all over the place helping out and the actors were patient and responsive. Very cool.

We are almost half way there and I look forward to finishing the production so we can jump into post. October 26 is really coming quick! Take a look at our first set of photos.

THE PHOTOS

The Shoot:
I was up early getting the equipment list done. Michael and I scurried about to get all the props we needed packed up. After we got to Cornerstone we assembled everything else before our actors showed up. The RV was critical and I have decided that if you ever do an off site shoot, this is a crucial part to the happiness of the actors. I had a really strict schedule that I loosened up a bit the night before. There was no room for mistakes when you are trying to get 78 shoots with one camera, a handful of producers, and about 20 actors 40 minutes away from ‘home base’. Regardless we had all the ambition we needed to do this. Of course, life happens/happened and here is where the commotion would begin.

We hoped to have a van there for the actors that wouldn’t fit in an RV. It didn’t work out to have someone we know lend us their van, another reason why perhaps renting is the most reliable method. We also had a little bit of a mix up on our food and water resources. We decided it was necessary to stop by the golden arches on the way to our location. After loosing some of the trailing vehicles, we finally arrived to the location we previously scoped out for the shoot… As we pulled up, we noticed an “indian reserve” police office had pulled a couple cars just before our turn off point. We all debated wether we should unload and get rolling since we were a little behind schedule before the police were done. We were wrong to begin to unload, the officer said he couldn’t let us stay on the location and that it was in fact indian reservation land. He told us that another 10 miles away and we should be safe from anymore issue or interruption. He was right about not being interrupted, but it was more like 18 – 20 miles.

We were very late to get started, but were happy to feel safe enough to continue. I would say for the most part everything went well, and the actors were great. We simply did not get enough done and will look forward to a second shoot day. The next trailer is around the corner, so that is exciting.

shooting the flood tommorow: a shots

tommorow is the big ‘a’ list shoot. I have been planning this shoot for a while now. I am grateful and excited for all the help and influence many have provided. Thanks for your patience and support and I hope you will check it out.

The Flood: Legacy Video

Matt looks flustered. The Legacy Set.

Matt looks flustered. The Legacy Set.

Last Saturday Matt and I were out in the heat for the morning working on the legacy video piece. I haven’t written about this part of ‘flood’ because it’s more corporate and not as creative. However, I think it went really well. The idea was to get some testimonies in the huge empty lot across the street from cornerstone. I wanted a black couch with the building soft and in the background. I used a Canon HDV camera to get some candid footage, b-roll, and side profile shots. Anyway, here is a photo of the ‘set’. I will put the final video up after it’s edited. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to log tape! Continue reading

Matte Painting – Flood Movie

Ok, I knew that matte painting was hard, but I really didn’t know how tedious it could be until I tried one. I learned a lot of lessons with this first attempt and I am ready to get started for real now. I am open for comments and suggestions… Thanks for taking a look.

my very first matte painting.

my very first matte painting.

Flood – 3D concept art

So here are some really early concepts for the video. Michael has been kicking out some sweet pipes, etc. Lovin the direction. We’ll be searching far and wide for some good textures. There are certainly some huge hurdles here, what does the boulder look like, how do we deal with compositing water, etc. but please take a look and let us know what you think. cheers.

 

no texture, pipe concept in the ground

no texture, pipe concept in the ground

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