Visual effects training

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by ringa, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. ringa

    ringa Well-Known Member

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    Hey RPF Family! I finally completed my training in Visual Effects at Daemen College. The link to my final project is below. My film is called "WINGS". It is a 13 minute sic-fi adventure using models that I posted builds for here on the RPF.

    What sets this project apart is that students are only required to demonstrate their skills in a single scene, roughly 10 seconds long. I told the instructor and department heads that I wanted to go all out and do a short film. They agreed, but they wanted me to come up with a story that features our location––Buffalo / Niagara Falls, New York––in some way.

    My goal... I wanted to bring my studio-scale models into the studio to make them fly!
    – The main ship in this story is the Ranger 3, Buck Rogers Shuttle by Timeslip Creations (Ranger 2 in my film)
    – Mike Salzo's Col. Viper, which I bought from him at WonderFest a while back
    – The Moebius studio-scale Cylon Raider and Galactica kits as well
    – I created the Space Hangar in Maya, the first and only thing I ever made in this 3D program, but I want to learn more about it.
    I came up with a story where I could use all of them. The film also includes aspects of Star Trek and 2001.

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    The project took 5 months to complete; filming, post production and editing. It would have been finished in May, but I set it aside to work on a documentary. I went back into the studio two weeks ago to finish. FINALLY, here it is...

    http://www.rickingalsbestudio.com/pages/Effects_Videos.html

    For more information on the Visual Effects Program at Daemen College, see this link...

    http://www.daemen.edu/academics/divisionofartssciences/visualperformingarts/VFX/Pages/default.aspx

    To see the ships as I originally posted them, see these links...

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=116225&highlight=replica+#3
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=142838&highlight=ranger
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=231926&highlight=galactica
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=231507&highlight=christmas
     
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  2. Kyuzo

    Kyuzo Active Member

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    Cool film! The battle over Buffalo was easily the best part so they should be really happy!
     
  3. morsesith21

    morsesith21 Well-Known Member

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    Thats really cool Rick. I can honestly tell you I got chills when your star destroyer flew over head when it was chasing your shuttle. Kinda reminded me of a movie I'd seen once.....
     

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