Okay, there’s been a lot going on the past few weeks. Sorry it’s taken so long to get a blogpost up! Things are really heating up here and I’m happy to report that we’re all beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel! There’s a LOT of work left but it seems *almost* doable!
So although we do have some stuff to show ya, I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to recently– I just got back from the States! Just had a short, sorely needed trip to Savannah, Georgia and back. I was nervous the project would totally collapse without me (who am I kidding?)– but seriously, it was nice to not have to scream at Blender for a short while!
Ton asked me to give everyone a full report, so I hastily put together a home-movie-style video of the trip. (Should be entertaining enough, though I beg you not to screencapture my face onto anything else. I feel like I’m handing you some serious ammunition.)
Anyway, to preface real quick: Over a year ago when I got the first email about Durian from Ton, I was in full production on “En Route”, and as it worked out, I was able to finish principle photography by the time I left for Amsterdam. Since I had a committed visual effects team and sound design team in place, I was able to oversee postproduction in my ‘free time’ (haha) during Durian.
You can check out the site here, and below is the trailer. Yes, we used Blender for some of the VFX!
We’ll be back soon with some Sintel renders that will blow your brains to pieces. Just have to make them first.
BTW, can this count as a Directorial Address? I’m a bit behind…