Zombie has arrived - Dan of the Deadf

Hi all,
Oh have I got some news to tell you lot!!! Firstly I have my Emotimo rig for filming pans, tilts and slides. But you're not bothered about that! You've just read "Zombie has arrived" - so without further ado, here is the first of many Zombies in Dan of the Dead.



Beautifully sculpted and fabricated by Darren Longthorne, he spent many days working away in his workshop, we still have some shredded costume to add on yet, but you can see what it's gonna look like.



I think he fits in perfectly on the set, the set still needs dirtying up and adding graffiti etc. But it's getting there




The contrast between Dan and the Zombie I feel works really well, the comedy of the living with the scowling gruesome look of the undead




Let me know what you think, have any questions to ask Daz, let me know


Ok, take a breather. Time to talk about the amazing Emotimo, I mentioned it briefly in the last blog post, but this kit is seriously impressive, at a very reasonable price, animators can produce pan, tilt and slide moves for there films using the dragon frame arc motion software, it works an absolute treat. Here is a quick set up I did



You can see the emotimo attached to the kovona slider unit. At the moment the slider is hand cranked, but I can add a stepper motor to it which links straight to the emotimo.


Here is a quick test of the kinda shots I will be able to produce using the Emotimo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GcqlcovjW4&feature=g-upl

Check out the emotimo website here - www.emotimo.com Any questions, give Brian an email, he's more than happy to answer them.


So, whats next?


I think I need to do a vlog update! seems to be the new "in thing" but I suppose it makes it easier for you guys to see whats going on, possible talk you all through the emotimo and see Dan of the Dead set up close


But for now... Please keep spreading the word. Let's get Dan of the Dead viral #hashtag danofthedead on your tweets, like the Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/danofthedeadseries and become a member on the official website www.danofthedead.co.uk


Thanks for your continued support


Pete & Darren

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Comment by Shea Street on July 28, 2012 at 12:19am

Tell Darren good job on the zombie. I looks like it is all coming together nicely! So how is the Emotimo working out for you?

Comment by Peter Ellis on July 29, 2012 at 6:03am
Thanks Shea. I shall pass on your comment to Darren. The Emotimo is fantastic, it works an absolute treat. Kinda sets you apart from just little hand cranked homemade rigs, they work but not to the extent the Emotimo does. I personally love it!!!

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