15 January 2010

Lighting tests

Here's a couple of shots of the models before the filming starts in earnest. These are just lighting tests really.

Making a bird

A couple of shots here of the bird model from the Merino film. This is by far the smallest of the models (being a life-sized crow as opposed to a life-sized sheep or goat).

You can see it here ... in construction (before the feathers have been added to the PVC pipe and armature wire skeleton)

Here it is all feathered up (it could maybe do with a a few more on the wings).

And, finally, here it is being held by Lani in a high-tech, green-screen suit that will allow it to be seamlessly comped into whatever background we choose. Fancy!