Film Update: There is a Reason People Get Paid to do This.

Special, or not so special effects, can be tedious work. On the other hand, the time does fly by while doing them.

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This is not an effect shot. If it were, I’d have made myself more handsome.

I completed my first shot (of 25), today. It is the second most difficult shot in the film and it seemed a good place to start in order to figure out how to accomplish the effect I’m doing. I’m sure someone who does this kind of thing for a living would know how to do this task easier and better, but I want to do it myself and I wanted to figure it out for myself. I think the result is fine for what I’m making: it doesn’t have to be perfect and perfect may not suit the film anyway.

Now that I have an idea of how to approach each shot and I’ve made my big mistakes (over the past two days working on this one shot) the rest should be easier and go quicker. That’s usually how things go.

I think I’ll see how many shots I can do over the weekend.

In the meantime...

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The new page (pg 28) has been posted over at HIMcomic. Click on the product placement preview of this week’s action to get more comics! YUM!
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-Steve