Initial online greeting. My first post to Alex was looking at his silhouette drawings before changing the subject and looking to our current space and environment projects.
Emily Clarkson27 September 2012 10:39 Hi Alex :) I really like these silhouettes you've done. Number 1 looks like some prehistoric crossbreed! 4 makes a pretty interesting structure; it could be some kind of plant or even a wind turbine! and 14 looks like an awesome semi-organic tower. Nice job! Out of interest, what book(s) have you been assigned for the 'cinematic spaces' project? Emily Clarkson ( your fellow CG peep and Creative Partner :)
Alex Edmonds27 September 2012 14:09 Hey Emily Thank you, I was going to choose 4 as my life-form as a huge carnivorous plant type thing but as you can see I did not get round to do the final design :( and 14 was going to be my structure as well :) My book is The Time Machine by H.G Wells, what's yours?
Emily Clarkson4 October 2012 12:03 At the Mounains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. Difficult read if you're not paying attention, but it could be interesting. Ruined civilization kind of thing in Antarctica. So lots of mountains and snow and stone. Time machine is great. I've watched the film adaption’s of it. Could be interesting to compare the two for ideas...?
Alex Edmonds5 October 2012 14:38 Oh nice, I think I have heard of that before. From what you're saying it reminds me of the 1982 film 'The Thing' at the beginning where they find the destroyed and ruined Norwegian base camp. Worth taking a look if you haven't seen it before :) Me too, I preferred the 1960 version to the 2002 one though as it was more true to the book where as the more recent one is completely different in pretty much everything.
Emily Clarkson8 October 2012 13:46 Hey thanks for the heads up on 'the Thing!' I see what you are getting at. Great shots of snow and mountains from high up. Thanks for that!
Looking at Matt Cowards influence maps there are an interesting compilation of textures that were very fitting for the particular story he is looking at. I did a quick search myself offering a few pictoral references I would look at had I been allocated the same book.
Emily Clarkson4 October 2012 11:20 I like your research into textures. grungy looking items will be right at home with Poe's writings I would think. Have you looked at spaces like prison cells or tombs yet... or even caves? They're quite dingy and they seem to engulf light. I don't know if that might help your research. Here are a couple of links that might help.
Matt Coward4 October 2012 12:09 Wicked :) cheers, yeah I have researched caves, prisons etc they are currently in another influence map that i haven't uploaded yet, How's your work going?
Matt Coward4 October 2012 12:11 I like the first link, that's what I've been trying to find lol I understand what you mean by the second one so that should be useful
Alex Edmonds6 October 2012 13:03 Hey man these are looking good, I agree with Emily about the fact you focused just on textures, it will help a lot when it comes to your thumbnails and final concepts :) Also the custom layout is quality!
Emily Clarkson8 October 2012 12:57 Well I am finding at the moment I am struggling to picture what is going on in a few of Lovecrafts descriptions. I think i am probably limiting myself too much. I am just going to have to keep referencing back to my influence maps. Hows your project coming along Alex?
Looking at Alex’s influence maps and enquiring as to the subject content of each of his allocated excerpts
Hey Alex. So what key space does each excerpt of your book describe? I am intrigued by your 2nd influence map and all the cave like qualities that are depicted. (P.S Let me know if you need help with anything!)