Monday, December 24, 2012

SW FR Trailer 2 AE from Darren Crawford on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas from the Star Wars:Forgotten Realm Post-Production Team. Enjoy the trailer for Act II of Star Wars:Forgotten Realm. The music, of course, is from John Williams. The Liquid Quiche Productions logo music was composed by Wally Kissel. The CG models and sets were created by Fractalsponge, James Bassett, Dugnaw127, and Treybor. Many thanks to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for allowing us to film on site. We are very appreciative of FVTV for allowing us to utilize their equipment and facility.  This movie would not have been possible without FVTV.  Cave background plates were taken by Cindy Arnold.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well, it has been a year since the last post.  Ouch.  I'll have to improve on that.  Act II is still in post production.  There is an enormous amount visual effects in this act.  They range from a land battle between AT-ATs and a live action clone army to a Sith holocron revealing Darth Plagueis.  The Imperial briefing was filmed against a bluescreen and now the briefing room visual effects are complete.  The briefing room model  was created by Jan Jacob and is  a redress of the Jedi Temple briefing room.

Imperial briefing room screen shot.
The holocron effects are complete.  Josh O'Connell's perfomance was filmed against a bluescreen and then composited onto a background plate from the NuMI tunnel.

Holocron switching on due to Jedi blood that was available.

Josh O'Connell as Darth Plagueis in holographic form.
 Heck, we even have anamorphic lens flares for some of the lightsaber clashes.  The lens flares are created in Lightwave 3D V9.6 and then composited on top of the rotoscoped lightsabers Adobe After Effects CS4.

Jim Kirkhoff as Jarad Dunkin and Ted O'Sullivan as Darth Vader.
There's still a lot to do but I thought I would share some of these images and give an update to the blog.

It is unfortunate that the Star Wars Fan Film Challenge is no longer around.  It was a great venue for fans to showcase their vision and fascination of the Star Wars universe.