Archive for April, 2009



29
Apr
09

the opening credits of enterprise

For the opening of Enterprise, two new ships had to be designed to bridge history with the future.  Starting with a sailing ship called Enterprise, the opening credit sequence takes you through a journey of historical milestones that will eventually take you into  space and lay witness to the world of the Enterprise and Star Trek. 

From the shot of the International Space Station, a ship was called for to bridge the gap to the Phoenix warp ship.  After the PHX, another more advanced ship was needed to carry us one step further before the big reveal of the star of the show, Doug Drexler’s Mighty NX-01.  All the images presented on this post were the concepts that took us near and far to where we finally wound up.  OK then, and with that I am going home now, so enjoy these drawings tomorrow.

this was a poster I did for my friend Dan Madsen over at the Star trek Communicator. He turned it into a poster and when I satarted on enterprise I gave one to both Brannon Braga and Mr. Berman, Mr. Berman said; hey this might be a good idea for the opening of the show.

this was a poster I did for my friend Dan Madsen over at the Star Trek Communicator. He turned it into a poster, and when I started on Enterprise, I gave one to both Brannon Braga and Mr. Berman, Mr. Berman said, "Hey, this might be a good idea for the opening of the show."

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28
Apr
09

Project Announcement

I was just asked to design 6 space craft and 6 planets for a William Shatner project. Once the concepts are approved they need to modeled and have a little bit of animation done to them. The group asked if I knew anyone with 3D skills that might want to take on this part of the project. I told them I know where to find the best so Here is where I am posting the announcement. The models will get high visibility and it could be a great door opening project, the only down side is It is a cashless job so it would be a work for fun and exposure project,,, If anyone of you brilliant CG-amandaers are interested drop me a line.

28
Apr
09

One more lea Thompson just for the heck of it

 

this was just to good of picture to not share

this was just to good of picture to not share

28
Apr
09

more from the expanse

This was a fun drawing,,, It was great to put Doug's NX into the space dock and have a new ship being built from the same class of Starship

This was a fun drawing,,, It was great to put Doug's NX into the space dock and have a new ship being built from the same class of Starship

cu view

cu view

assembling the bridge

assembling the bridge

Here is a close up of all the service pods bringing in panels and devilish details to the ship for assembly
This one was the highlight of the whole episode!!! Alway a blast to have a new Klingon ship to work on! Soory but couldn't find the orthos or CG models of this one,,, I don't know if this was Rob's, Koji's, Lee's, or Pierre's, Will the real modeler please stand up!!!

This one was the highlight of the whole episode!!! Alway a blast to have a new Klingon ship to work on! Soory but couldn't find the orthos or CG models of this one,,, I don't know if this was Rob's, Koji's, Lee's, or Pierre's, Will the real modeler please stand up!!!

Here is a cu of the bridge and neck also you can see the belly cannons in the shadows

Here is a cu of the bridge and neck also you can see the belly cannons in the shadows

Cu view of the engine pack,,, this sucker's electrical,

Cu view of the engine pack,,, this sucker's electrical,

this was an early delta ship concept for the opening credit sequence!!! Heavily based on the Venture Star from Lockhead
this was an early delta ship concept for the opening credit sequence!!! Heavily based on the Venture Star from

Lockheed

TThe Expanse was a huge Episode full of new ships for both the Federation and the Klingon empire!!! this was a hard show to have a favorite drawing to work on because they were all a lot of fun!!! Making the Nx-02  was really grand  as well as the Fed ships but I’ll probably have to say the BOP was my Favorite by a point or two!!!, I know somewhere The orthos exist as well as the models shots so I’ll keep looking,, My shed is full of all the art and photo’s from my big move and most boxes haven’t been unpacked yet.  I need Indy’s whip and machete to cut thru the mess!!!! HAA!

27
Apr
09

Lea thompson

 

Oh my, it's Lea!

Oh my, it's Lea!

Last Saturday and Sunday there was a Hollywood collector show in Burbank and the theme was “Back to the Future”. Christopher Lloyd, lea Thompson, the  Save the clock tower lady, Claudia Wells who played jennifer Parker and a whole host of the other stars were there to promote the almost 25th anniversary of the movies 1985 premiere.  Probably one of the biggest of the stars to show up was Sir Andy Probert himself!!! The art genius who penciled the Time machines details was unavailable for lengthy  comment and to sign Autographs due to scheduling problems with his show followed by a huge fist punching brawl in the parking lot between himself, Doug Drexler, and Daren Dochterman.  I missed all the fun outside because I was inside waiting in a ridiculously long line to chat for a second with my favs from one of my fav movies “Back to the Future”!!!  It was a quick good time, but couldn’t hang out to long because I had to get home for a big Rodeo weekend with my Family!!!

27
Apr
09

the starships of expanse

 

Pierre's cg model of the delta From Expanse #52

Pierre's cg model of the delta From Expanse #52

 

rough concepts for earth based defense squadron starships

rough concepts for earth based defense squadron starships

Pierre's cg version 1

Pierre's cg version 1

Pierre view # 2

Pierre view # 2

 

Pierre view #3

Pierre view #3

Pierre view #4

Pierre view #4

 

Two more roughs for Earth's defense fleet

Two more roughs for Earth's defense fleet

2 more horrible concepts, and that introduced the first doughnut idea!

2 more horrible concepts, and that introduced the first doughnut idea!

 
 

cu #2

cu #2

close upThe Expanse offered the opportunity do build an Earth based starship defense system that incorporated some new ship designs. like the armada from First Contact theses vessels had to have the design elements of the Federation but be distinctly different when seen in an FX battle Sequence. This was a huge concept show that included a new klingon Bird of Prey, the NX-02 in space dock and under construction, The armada vessels and a whole host of other designs. The armada drawings never went past the rough sketch form and after the producers made their choices the drawings went right to Eden to be built. Those CG monsters always went the extra mile to model fabulous ships and images for Enterprise. It was a real treat to see the creativity that would come from the vast amount of talent housed in a small dark lightless cove over at the Gower studios. I don’t think they even have house lights in their bldg.. because I once saw housecleaning using miners hats to light the way and if the light would hit a modeler they wold hold their face and scream as they would fall back out of their chairs!!! HAAAA! this is a true story by the way! Anyways here are some views and concepts to start the week and thanks for all the stories shared last week with Cobb and Goldsmith!!! have a great Monday!

24
Apr
09

Alien 3 without Cobb

pov from the camera stand

pov from the camera stand

the prison cafateria

the prison cafateria

another master view

another master view

the crew!!!

the crew!!!

Back in the 1985, before the art Department days I started my Hollywood career as a model maker, We had just finished working on Hunt for Red October, and Solar Crisis, and next was Alien 3, Here are some pictures of the prison complex, I believe this was 1991 and there was no Ron Cobb on this Alien instalment.  all the model makers over at Boss films were quite sad about this so we all decided to gave tribute to the master by putting a big “W” on the side of our buildings. The “W” stands for Weylan Yutani, A fictional company Ron created for the original Alien. The budget was slim for us on Alien 3 and The boss came to us with a rediculously low figure and asked if we could make this model for the price$$$$ We said sure and built the entire table top miniature out of gater board, foam core and big piece of green death, (carving foam). The details were from the model parts bins and everything else we could find,,, There are even a couple of Killer Klown heads hidden amongst the piping.. In the high picture you Have Paul Ozzimo on the right,  Jeff Kalmus in the middle, and myself (with hair) on the left. We had a month to make this in and had a great time building something big and Sci-Fi

below is  a link to the whole Waylen story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weyland-Yutani




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