Archive for June 2nd, 2009

02
Jun
09

Ilm VS Paramount/ Jeager battles eaves over the “E” escape pods

Here is episode #2 in the battle of the “ST, First Contact” art departments. The great Herman Zimmerman came to me and said we need to work out what these escape pods do and how they are launched for the VFX sequence. So I started drawing pods and and working out the mechanics of the launch system. the first sketch was of a grenade style pod that I passed on, and went for a more faceted look. from there a color rendering was done and a quick launch scene with an explosive hatch that would add some visual excitement when the pods ejected,,,, Meanwhile up at ILM Alex Jeager was doing the same thing for his boss Jeff Mann. The stuff Alex did went to the producers, got approved and a model was ordered to be built. the next day Herman took our stuff over and came back and said these are now considered art exercises, so back to the Vulcan ships for you. He laughed and told me the story!! We both laughed and and I was going up to ILM in a week or two and couldn’t wait to see what Alex had come up with,,,, Once there the model was pretty far along and was being constructed mainly from Vacu-formed pieces. wow this is looking cool and then saw the drawings Alex had done hanging on the wall. loved the cool simplicity he had designed and especially how he merged the exterior of the “E” to be a functional part of the pod!!! As always the amazing amount of fun on this film especially getting to work with my ILM heros will always be amongst my favorite Star Trek memories. here are the pod concepts and one shot of the finished ILM model!

 

grenade pass

grenade pass

 

sketch

sketch

color pass, 227 is my dad's HP badge #

color pass, 227 is my dad's HP badge #

3-2-1, blast-off!!!!

3-2-1, blast-off!!!!

 

awww!!! the brilliance of Alex Jeager

awww!!! the brilliance of Alex Jeager

 

one of Bill George's and John Goodson's handywork!

one of Bill George's and John Goodson's handywork!

wow what a shot and loved the Goldsmith theme that played out this scene!

wow what a shot and loved the Goldsmith theme that played out this scene!

02
Jun
09

Matt Wright receives the first eavesdropper award!

As you have seen on the blog here in the last week or so there have been a lot of changes made, Things have been categorized, the blog role is long and workable,  and a whole lot of little extras have been fixed and updated!!! This was all done by Matt Wright who so graciously volunteered his time to make this page work better. Thanks Matt  and in honor of your incredible service you are here-by awarded with the first ever eavesdropper award or excellence in knowledge and outstanding service, You stood up in the face of great naivety in working the blog and heroically fixed all the issues!! my hat is off to you sir!!!

 

MATT'S AWARD, NOW YOUR THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR OWN SHIP!!

MATT'S AWARD, NOW YOUR THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR OWN SHIP!!

02
Jun
09

Miss Amanda Lee Pin-up update

here are some more cleaned up and retouched images from the Amanda lee pin up shoot!  this one was shot with a minolta 35mm and here is the raw prints plus the clean ups.  Thanks Amanda

 

on the bench raw

on the bench raw

 

retouched

cleaned at reworked exposures

at the pond raw

at the pond raw

cleaned up!

cleaned up and reworked exposures.

 

reframed to make a nice Close up

reframed to make a nice Close up

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