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Slice of Life is a love letter to the Science Fiction genre of the 80's, entirely made with practical effects and miniatures!
Slice of Life is a love letter to the Science Fiction genre of the 80's, entirely made with practical effects and miniatures!
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UPDATE 15 - Miniatures!!!

Posted by Julius Film (Creator)
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YO!!!

Just wanted to give you a quick update so you know we're alive.

Phew, glad to say that at this point we are at the end of miniature shooting. All in all we needed about 30 miniature VFX shots for Slice and we soon realized that on the average we can do one shot per day. Usually it's a 5-10 second shot. The setups are really complex; for each shot it's a completely different scene we have to plan, arrange and detail, program the motion control and only then can we start filming it. We do about ten different light passes per shot, and after each shot I go and composit it roughly to see if it all aligns.

Of course, not EVERY shot turns out great. You can't nail every single one of them on the first try so we ended up reshooting some shots which added even more days to our schedule.

The most important thing is we are very happy with how it all looks, and there will of course be a new Production diary soon, but for now here's a few BTS photos:

Dino setting up a city-shot.
Dino setting up a city-shot.
Another city-shot with the parked car.
Another city-shot with the parked car.
I'm simulating miniature mud with our secret ingredient -mud.
I'm simulating miniature mud with our secret ingredient -mud.
Quick composit of the same setup.
Quick composit of the same setup.
Filming matte paintings was a real challenge and we had to figure it out from scratch... (hence a confused face)
Filming matte paintings was a real challenge and we had to figure it out from scratch... (hence a confused face)
One more composit to give you a taste how it looks when it all comes together.
One more composit to give you a taste how it looks when it all comes together.

Hope you like how it looks! We also started the sound design process these days and the music sessions are around the corner too!

Oh, and BTW, follow us on Instagram for a bit more regular updates, and if you don't have Instagram on your phone you can visit it here and check out some more BTS photos: SLICE OF LIFE INSTAGRAM

See you sooooooon!

Luka

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    1. John L Vogt
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      As always, enjoyed the update. You're enthusiasm is infectious.

    2. Marko Radosevic on

      So much intricate set ups makes me dizzy just by watching.
      I mean this is beyond the fan film. This must enter into Blade Runner tribute annals...

      Cmooon, whisper some date & location for backer prepremiere in EU so I can quite my job, sack a gf and buy a ticket. :P

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      Joe Clay on

      Killer work guys! I love seeing your updates. You’re making me want to make miniatures! I actually did make some small laptops for some projection mapping for my reel, but I’ve had too many projects come in to get to it. Anyway, once again, excellent work!

    4. Eric on

      Wow! The composite images are looking great! The attention to detail really pays off I think. Nice job guys!

    5. Fernando Jasso
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      WOW! Great update looks awesome like these behind the scenes type updates keep it up, Ahh Movie Magic!

    6. Nathan Camp on

      It is amazing to see the comparison between the set up and the final shot. Really looking forward to seeing the next update : D

    7. Zachary Prusak
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      This is so exciting, watching this amazing film come together!!

    8. Don Amendolia
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      Looking FANTASTIC!! Congratulations on your great work... excited for your project.

    9. Julius Film Creator on

      @Zane: Glad to hear it Zane! Thaaaaanks! ;)

    10. Zane
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      You guys are awesome! I look forward to every update.