Beginning to Converge...
Dear ISNESS Backers,
It's been almost a year since I wrapped up the Kickstarter campaign with your generous help. It's been a year of building up the components and conditions necessary for editing.
Among the many unexpected adjustments I've made so far are the bumping up from one volume to four and the transition into color.
The latter in particular is proving to be a huge challenge since every step up till now was designed for B&W. Most of the kitchen was created in a gray scale and needs to be redone... "Green bleed" from the green screens was not an issue for B&W, now it's a royal pain in the... Also some garish colors were used in the production because they looked great in B&W... Nanna's peachy satin dress for instance... Alas, that's what Photoshop is for, isn't it?
A typical page in the layout: Figuring out the sequences, lots of images still not keyed out (Yup! the photographer and lighting people are all in there...) and no miniature backgrounds yet.
These days the diorama is receiving it's finishing touches and I will spend the coming month shooting it in all the different light schemes needed for the story. I must say I look forward to destroying it too... this will afford an opportunity to shoot a flashback to that apocalyptic war the story refers to. I'm thinking flames, smoke, floods and explosions. The kids are going to love this one!
The barracks received a last dose of rusting...
The stream got it's water...
And here's a test-composite with Hunter by his junk yard
The 8 miniature rooms are coming along too. The walls are cut and the interiors are in various stages of completion. Hundreds of hand made details will go into each of them...
Test composite of Natashia's room to select wallpaper
Rusted debris to be scattered around the premises
Rusting bombs and missiles for the beach area
...Child labor was employed to put together those darn impossible plastic helicopter kits! They were delighted to do the whole lot for a pizza... Go figure...
I have not forgotten at all about your "thank you" cards! They are half done, flattening under some weights because the collage work crumpled them up... I will probably not get around to finishing them or the T-shirts, prints and posters for awhile, but I think they will be all the better for it!
I appreciate your patience, as this project has unfolded into epic scale...
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