This trench doesn't ring a bell Maybe part of the city scape?
Joberg, Thanks for the reply.This trench doesn't ring a bell Maybe part of the city scape?
Did you ever consider color differential in the "Office" lighting?
What i like most about the Project is that it will be "MY" unique observation of the original genius model.vi683a,
Nice to see someone inspired by Pyramidrep’s art and considering tackling it.
A Blade Runner scratch build pyramid of any size will take a tremendous amount of research on previously published, scant information. That homework and the craftsmanship you put into it will be the rewarding part as you mentioned. Many mysteries, but as you discover one or two the payback is there, the reward for you. The subject itself is extremely worthy of replication, the product of genius in my opinio
I know what you are referring to here - office lights in buildings are not “ monochromatic” when viewed at night. Yes, I did look carefully at that and contemplated printing some of the lights with a frame of colours on their edge.Did you ever consider color differential in the "Office" lighting?
That roof antenna.... like cotton candy?I know what you are referring to here - office lights in buildings are not “ monochromatic” when viewed at night. Yes, I did look carefully at that and contemplated printing some of the lights with a frame of colours on their edge.
There is a difference in some of the lighting patterns in some photographs (image below). Did they use a different pattern to simulate different times of night in the movie?. Thats unknown at the moment.
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The black and white pattern comes from reference to the use of high contrast film to create the patterned lighting. There is a reference to this in a book on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Basicly it’s uses hand painted/ drawn artwork pattern photographed and printed ( multiple times) on enlarged film acetate. The high contrast is because it is just black and white . The colours in Close encounters came from the use of different coloured filters when filmed. They didn’t do this for the Pyramid. My solution didn’t follow this exactly but used what tools I have to create something of similar effect.
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The buttress’ ( prototype) is undergoing a few more changes to its build to make it a little more robust because the etch is very delicate. I also have a lot more work to do on it, paintwork, lighting of the roof antennae, the strobe lights to the edge etc.........
The copyright for these belongs to the movie company so that’s unlikely to happen. The prop industry has also exploded in popularity in the last 10 years so the value of these and reproductions hasnt been lost to the people who own the material.It would be a nice contribution if the original master prints would become open source material.
Some of the photography aspects make it difficult to make a detailed blue print.
That roof antenna.... like cotton candy?
Yep. I had a learning crash course over the weekend into LED wiring & lighting - resistors, capacitors, optocouplers, transistors. After experimenting with various fibre optics to light those antennae ( which didn’t quite work), I got these nano leds last week. Light is 1.6x0.8mm, wire is 0.1mm. Extremely fragile but perfect.As for those little antennae...they seems very fragile
Probably one of the first thing i will work on is the etching detail and what i can accomplish.The copyright for these belongs to the movie company so that’s unlikely to happen. The prop industry has also exploded in popularity in the last 10 years so the value of these and reproductions hasnt been lost to the people who own the material.
You will have to re- interpret some of the detail anyway to your own design because etching company guidelines for artwork is very specific because of modern processes and some of the original lines are to narrow (0.25/ 0.30mm) to etch properly.
The roof antennae.
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Oh wow, thats cool. Totally didn't even realize that.Its the 40th Anniversary of Blade Runner‘s release today. It’s certainly on my mind and I would think on other fans minds today as we ( fans) celebrate it in our own quite ways.
Thank you for your thoughts on the thread and enjoy the game.