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It's been a while since my last post here, but I've been hard at work on lots of new things.
To the point, I got an opportunity to supply some VFX for a new documentary titled "Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear." The director wanted to do the whole film with a very old-school vibe and enlisted my help to create some "Earth VS the Flying Saucers" type clips.
The saucers were built from plastic plates, plumbing supplies, and a doorstop (along with rice lights and silver paint).
The houses are 9in high on a 4X4 foot foam and clay set, with juniper for trees.
In total, I shot 7 clips for the film. All miniature work and extensive compositing.
If you like (and, do not feel obligated to in anyway) the Kickstarter for this, and two others in the series, will go live on January 25th. If successfully funded, the film will be released this April on Amazon Prime.
Classic UFO's and miniatures, who doesn't need more of this in their lives? Really nice job on the UFO and especially the houses!
I actually built everything but the 2 houses -- credit there goes to my model building wizard of an uncle. He built them for me to help with the work load.
Beautiful work. Everything is retro perfection.
Retro ship looks good and I am interested in the story since I grew up about 50 miles away from Flatwoods. I first heard of the monster from a comic book only to find out the sightings happened just over the mountain.
Thanks. Here's the trailer if you'd like to see more:
Ok, that was cool! Authentically retro!
Makes me want to get out my dvd of Earth vs the Flying Saucers.
Quick update: The "Flatwoods" Kickstarter goes live on Thursday (1/25).
They'll be raising funds not only for this film, but also for their upcoming werewolf documentary as well. Both films will feature animated sequences and miniatures.
The Kickstarter rewards will include some of the original props that I've posted above! -- so if you feel like contributing, it would be much appreciated
Check it out:
Very cool project, overall retro look is right on! Dennis is right: Who doesn't need more of this?!