Archive for June 9th, 2009

09
Jun
09

Amanda Lee, pin up-update

here are some more retouches of the lovely Jitterbug doll Miss Amanda Lee!

 

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why Amanda,, your the sunbeam bread girl all grown up!!

 

 

 

direct from the camera

direct from the camera

 

framed and spruced

framed and spruced

b&w

b&w

 

a little reworking of her right arm and now she's ready to become nose art

a little reworking of her right arm and now she's ready to become nose art

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09
Jun
09

Daren Dochterman, journey Inside his wacky and talented mind!!

I was just over at Daren’s page and he has put up his Kirk Korner’s from you tube!!!!  Go check out this small sampling of his wicked sense of humor and dead on characterizations of the legendary Kirk, He has finally showcased it all here!! Get ready to have some fun and good laughs at Daren’s Shakespearian take and dramatization of Captain James T. Kirk!!!

http://blog.darendoc.com

09
Jun
09

them xindi’s got balls

Here are the concepts for the Xindi Sphere’s. These little babies were designed and deployed throughout deep space. Once all were in position they would generate anomalies that would create an unpilotable area of space to any intruding alien or human vessels. these were the ideas that were concieved and the final drawing is of the simple approved concept.

 

1 2 3

1 2 3

 

4 5

4 5

and the final approved version #6

and the final approved version #6

09
Jun
09

June 9th, 2009, the 20th anniversary of Star trek V (the Final frontier)

Well this is a melancholy anniversary. “STV” was my first venture into the Star Trek galaxy and in those early days we were very excited about what we were about to do. The film had a great script. It was going to be Shatner’s directorial debut, Jerry Goldsmith was back, Herman Zimmerman was the new Production designer, Mike and Denise Okuda were on board, Nilo Rodis was designing the spacecraft, Greg Jein was the model shop supervisor, but one thing was missing,,,,ONE MAJOR element that was key to the visual look of Star Trek was not coming back and that was ILM. There were some heated exchanges between the higher ups and ILM about VFX costs during the filming of “ST IV” The shot of the Bird of Prey flying under the Golden Gate bridge and the cost of the mechanical Motion control whales was looked at in the light of being excessive and during these arguments the decision was made (to generalize the answer) we’ll show you ILM that we can get someone else to do the VFX and they’ll look just as good and for a lot less. And so be it, let the new VFX house grant their skills and talents to the legendary Star trek Universe. Greg Jein who was a veteran of the previous films and also a major part of TNG was picked to supervise the Miniature construction and also to build a great deal of the props for the show. Greg Jein for those that don’t know is one of the greatest model makers ever!!! (Stay Tuned for Greg Jein week in the near future) His assignment was to build all the miniatures, Shuttle craft’s two sizes of the Enterprise Shuttle bay, Oversized pieces of the Klingon Bird of Prey and so on. Once completed everything had to be packed and shipped to New jersey to be filmed. Greg is the nicest guy in the world but He was treated like complete ((#^&%#*^^&%)) on this one and so undeservingly so, but he kept a smile on his face thru-out the apocalypse hanging over his head… we had a great time working together despite all the bad and Greg’s dark and evil joking side was in full gear!! The film was doomed with every kind of production problem and in the end Shatner was made the proxy and the one who ultimately got all the blame. The film didn’t do well theatrically and sadly is considered the least favorite of all the films but if you look past all the bad there is a great heart beating thru the interaction of the original crew and the introduction of Spock’s brother. The scenes that play out between the actors in regards to finding their pain is brilliantly written and the performances are exactly what you would expect to see. As an introduction to Star trek I had the best time working for Greg and in all honesty I wasn’t ready for all the responsibilities he gave me and in many ways I feel I didn’t have the knowledge to perform as good as I wanted to!!!!! but he continued to nurture me on and I am so grateful for that opportunity. As always Jerry Goldsmith’s music scores as one of the high points of the film, and his theme entitled ” a busy Man” stands out as an incredible and iconic moment in Jerry’s brilliant ST themes. Herman’s work shines brilliantly with his beautiful klingon bridge as well as the Enterprise bridge. Twenty years have lessoned the pain to the point that I can joke and enjoy this one again so take all my comments in a light hearted way and can’t wait to hear everyone’s comments and feelings about Trek 5, So with that here are some images from the film and Happy anniversary STV.

 

teaser poster

teaser poster

 

another beauty by Peak

another beauty by Peak

 

the opening at El Mirage dry lake bed

the opening at El Mirage dry lake bed

a light moment between Kirk and Spock

a light moment between Kirk and Spock

 

One of Herman's masterpiece sets!

One of Herman's masterpiece sets!

 

The (god) planet was the Trona pinicles North eat of Edwards AFB, also where Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes was shot

The (god) planet was the Trona pinicles North East of Edwards AFB, also where Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes was shot

 

The elaborate Paint job on the Enterprise was brought down with what looked like a white wash of some kind.

The elaborate Paint job on the Enterprise was brought down with what looked like a white wash of some kind.

the white wash is very evident in this one

the white wash is very evident in this one

 

we used to watch silver paint swirl like Miso soup in the Acetone bucket at Apogee, looked a lot like the elements in this shot

we used to watch silver paint swirl like Miso soup in the Acetone bucket at Apogee, looked a lot like the elements in this shot

 

hey is that a cardboard cut out of the BOP???

hey is that a cardboard cut out of the BOP???

uuuuuhgg!

uuuuuhgg!

this was a nice shot!

this was a nice shot!

09
Jun
09

ds9 art department Christmas card season 5

Without being to blasphemous, here was my fav of the cards, the DS9 nativity extravaganza card. Herman Z is still the smallest guy on the card because of his “Your loosing your hair too comment” from the previous year. If you know Roger Rabbit at all Herman became Baby herman with his side kick Roger Rabbit,,, Herman missed the joke on his one, But I laughed, HAAAAA!!! from there going to the left we have our PA as the drummer boy and I can’t remember his name but he did have a curious philosophy about going to the bathroom!!!!! I am still a little disturbed about the information that transpired for a heavy Vanover interrogation,  HAA & EEEEEUWWW!  Next is the LONLEY sheep herder Randy Mcllivain, followed by Mike and Denise Okuda as Han and Leia. Baby Herman and Roger. The three wise men are Jim Van over bearing gifts of Spam and Uncle Sam laxative cereal. Doug Drexler bering the gift of a mini Dumbell, and Anthony Fredrickson , with his mini scarab beetle VW car toy and cubits to rods, translation stick. I am in the corner putting fish in the coffee pot, A joke I almost didn’t walk away from,,,  It was proven by that joke that Coffee was a gift from heaven and it was to be treated as the sacred beverage!!! wooooo-weeee, Top row L to R is the lovely laura Richarz and her decorator assistant Dennis, who really is that big!!! followed by the roman guard Fritz Zimmerman, Anthony Bro as King Herrod, and guest art department alumni KC Bernay. Always fun to relive these fun memories and hope you enjoy seeing the pranks from the crew.

 

the full card

the full card

a little closer view

a little closer view

 

and the top row

and the top row




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