Writing the Book and CGI models

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I spent the better part of the weekend writing the book, and working on CGI models that are still raw, but on their way. 
I have made it from 6 years of age up until the time I met my late wife Gilly. A long cathartic road.
I’m sure there are not many people my age reviewing their life in this way. And some of the things that happened while writing are unexpected. Writing a book about your life and especially about these experiences (which are still considered taboo by the uninformed) is difficult at best.
Will I come under criticism? Yes definitely. Do I give a damn? No. And thanks to Robert Bigelow, Whitley Strieber and so many others who had the guts to come forward I can feel that way more than ever. Lets face it. You can come out of the closet about just about anything and they will give you a pat on the back. But this subject, not so. 
The media has not helped at all in the past. Or presently. They have always focused on the fringe elements, crazy people and hoaxers. But if anyone spoke about this with any credibility at all, they were discounted.
 
It all reminds of that town meeting scene in” Close Encounters.” Richard Dreyfuss  tries to tell the media about what he saw. But the minute a crazy person opened up his big dumb mouth about seeing a bigfoot with a foot this long(as referred to by spreading two ashtrays out apart) all the cameras in the room turn on him.
Spielberg knew of this well as many of us do. We don’t get a chance. But for me in the immortal words of Robert Bigeglow “I don’t give a Damn” if they do think I’m crazy.
And this criticism comes from people that are for the most part, unaware of their own universe. They even lack the knowledge that the sun is a star like the other stars they may or not be aware in the night sky.
This all makes it hard. I’m not trying to change the world, scare people or alarm the public in anyway. I’m only suggesting that reality may not be what you have been taught. To question it. Get answers for yourself and do the research before you form an opinion.
And so I tell my story like others have but without conjecture or theories. 
I have no answers. We don’t know honestly what we are dealing with so I just report the facts. I tell you what I know, not what I believe. Believe is a dirty word. It lacks substance.
But something is There.

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CGI Visitor models

I have been at it now for several days on this model. Although I have built such meshes in the past I have been using techniques I should have long ago. So it’s been learning and building at the same time or it would have been done sooner.

None the less I am closing on this mesh and I have gone beyond what’s truly needed as it will never be seen that long on the screen or in such full lighting as this low res render.

It’s in a rather stiff pose as it’s suitable for rigging. Once rigged (which is the next step) I’ll be able to pose it and animate. In addition the face will have full movement of expression.

This being represents the taller beings that seem to be in charge based in my experience and that of others.

Issac has been doing after effects and more editing and the pilot is really shaping up. He is also(you’ll be happy with this Tommie) getting ready a partial cut to our talented composer.

 

Update

Still we are at visual effects and post production. Tommie our composer is hoping to get part of the time line soon to start composing. Us too. It’s just Issac and me doing all the work now and at the rate we are going we are closing on the visual effects and edit.

In addition I’ve been working on the book version which chronicles my life from early childhood to present day with this experience. It has been an eye opener for me because so many things I thought I forgot the details to spring forward as I’m writing. One finds themselves thinking maybe I’m just being a good writer. But in my case because of my long history with this experience in print, media and in shared encounters I can fact check myself.

For instance back in the 90’s I was involved with a group of people at the Coronado Hotel. We all had an experience on the same night there at the conference. Yvonne Smith who is my friend and hypnotherapist interviewed and regressed each of us separately after the event. I was in the same room with one of the people when all this happened. We never shared, at her asking what we remembered.

So years later she writes a book about it and in that book are the transcripts for the interviews and regressions. I was just writing about the very same event and thought maybe I should go read her book after words to see if I remembered it correctly after 23 years and more importantly did the man I shared the room with that night remember the very same things. And he did with no variation. I never knew this until now. And my memory was correct on all counts of everything from arriving on Coronado Island.

Additionally she had other material about my experiences. Recollections and also transcripts under hypnosis. Again I had just written about these very same instances and what I wrote after all these years matched perfectly.

So writing this book is a journey for me as much as making the pilot. Maybe even more. At one point I was writing about something that happened to me when I was 10 and with my grandparents on a dark country road at night. As I wrote about it and started remembering I felt and anxiety and physical discomfort.  I had to stop writing for awhile and take a break. Even though you may be OK with something that happened to you years ago reliving it brings back the same feelings as I experienced as a 10 year old boy. Not something I expected.

The book will be illustrated and cover my life. It’s my hope it will be done in a couple of months time and will be a rich resource for following scripts for the series should we get picked up.

The more I watch the edit the more I know it will.