We are at 50 minutes of cut show in the edit bay. We still have more to shoot but we will easilly make a 1 hour pilot if not more.
Now I’m working on Whitley Strieber’s intro for the show. Did a green screen test today and tomorrow will create a CGI forest and night sky. Place camp fire flames in front of him. He jesters up and we pan into the night sky and into space.
This is the red ball that hovered over my grandfather and I back in the late 50’s.
We put in another 12 hour day on Sunday. We are getting closer to a finish on principal photography. Editing and visual effects are coming along well. We are past the 2 thirds mark thanks to our wonderful and talented crew!
Here are a few pictures from yesterday and some effects work in progress.
Taken while in the edit bay today.
Working hard in Lightwave with our effects. San Francisco at night and fly over and down into the city shot. Turned a super high res day light image map into night, added lights which took a lot of work in Photoshop. The mesh is topographical and actual CGI model not just an image on a flat frame. Next up build an old San Francisco street.
More effects work adding light beams using Lightwave.
Work continues on the show. Today using Lightwave I was able to add visible light beams. Most of the effects I’m dig are temporary until Glenn Campbell does the finals but this helps. Great deal with past edition to get a real feel for the show instead of having either effects missing or EFX scene missing.