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  1. seven's Avatar
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    Mar 18, 2018, 2:04 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #826

    Love watching you work! Cool to see those 3D parts incorporated in a model
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    Mar 18, 2018, 2:16 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #827

    Awesome stuff (as always)...I see that you've taken the WETA route (on how they did the buildings for BR2049). Looks really Pro You could be in the business of making those buildings (and the little greeblies on top of the roof) for a bunch of us
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    Mar 18, 2018, 2:52 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #828

    joberg said: View Post
    Awesome stuff (as always)...I see that you've taken the WETA route (on how they did the buildings for BR2049). Looks really Pro You could be in the business of making those buildings (and the little greeblies on top of the roof) for a bunch of us
    Right you are. On a recent Weta tour the guide pointed out these buildings and rusty pipes from BR2049.



    The small building is 3 printer cartridges and the rusty pipes are painted straws! Lol.
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    Apr 3, 2018, 9:18 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #829

    Hey Guys!
    We've been filming a couple of really small new scenes and one more is in the works. More on that in the next video diary hopefully. This could actually mean we'll FINALLY be done with the live action part of the shoot. Phew..

    I wanted to show you another miniature I made in the meantime.
    So apart from the city there is another location we have.. something like a wasteyard or a shipyard. We just need to show it in a couple of shots, and we'll do it in miniature of course. So Ii figured I need to make a lot of quick and easy shipping crates.

    And what else to use but my beloved electrical boxes!



    They've been following me on this journey since forever. They really make for a great building material. So I just glue two of the same kind together and I have a cool sci-fi looking shipping crate.
    Then to make them more realistic I decided to draw graffiti all over them and apply a heavy weathering.



    I literally drew and wrote whatever came to my mind. Some of my friends signed their names and wrote gibberish also.. It was a fun process



    So then my logic was that I needed a crane! Because what else is moving these crates around?



    I must say the new 3D printer helped me soooooo much with this. Almost all of the grey parts are printed. And the process is super fast as the parts are so simple that I can model them in 5 minutes, and the printer prints a batch in 10-15 mins. I needed a window? no problem, in half and hour I had 8 of them printed. To make them by hand would take me much more time. And I don't even wanna start on how boring and time consuming would be to make all these girders by hand. So it was a quick and enjoyable build. Oh, and yeah, that's a big computer cooler vent the crane sits on, and it will allow me to rotate it in the shot.



    Then I primed it and airbrushed lots of different colors on. Oh, the EEG logo on the side.. I needed some "Shipping company logo" to spray on everything, and I remembered Douglas Trumbulls' company was named EEG at the time they worked on Blade Runner. So I thought it could be a nice tribute and I made a stencil. The irony is I sprayed it correctly on the crane, but when I was painting the shipping crates I accidentally turned the stencil upside down - thus getting the "EEe" logo, hahahaahah.. ah well... not that it's going to be seen anyway..



    And then, just as with the shipping crates, I drew some graffiti all over the crane... and payed tribute to some of my favorite films, Fox Mulder, and Lucas Arts video games...







    It was cool to make something new and different, and unlike the city buildings.

    Se ya soooooooon!
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    Apr 3, 2018, 12:15 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #830

    Way cool!
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    Apr 3, 2018, 1:16 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #831

    Beautiful, so good so see you updating again. Been a while. Looks awesome as well. Cannot wait for the screening with you. Think of that, a live Directors community could be cool too. That way I can ask SOOOOOO many questions. nudge nudge, wink wink.
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    Apr 4, 2018, 7:23 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #832

    Most excellent! You're getting to be the King of rust, grimes, and overall damages on various structures/cars, etc...
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    Apr 24, 2018, 11:49 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #833

    Hey guys!

    There was some interest in our 3d printed pieces that I glue all over the buildings, and someone asked if we would share them with the community. And since that's a great idea I went and prepared the downloadable 3D PACK!



    There's 50 different models in the pack, and hopefully they will be of use to some of you who play with 3D printers in your spare time.
    As you know 3d printer is a new toy for me so I just modeled them according to my understanding of how it would work best. Also I'm just an occasional user of 3ds max so they aren't modeled professionally. I did get some good results with most of them however, so I hope you will too if you find the use for them.

    Here's the download link: http://sliceoflifefilm.com/downloads.html

    In other news here's the new Production diary from the workshop:



    As I mentioned in the diary and in the last post we'll have another location in the film - "The shipyard".
    It will be done completely in miniature, and I did a quick small sketch first, just to get it out of my head.



    So with the atmosphere set, and with the understanding of how wide will the widest shot be I started building these cranes and other stuff.
    I showed you the main crane last time, and now here are some smaller ones:



    Some kind of a water tower...



    This thing made from two packs of potato chips:



    And finally I turned an old printer...



    ...into an industrial building!



    Til the next time!
    Cheers,
    Luka
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    Apr 25, 2018, 4:29 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #834

    Beautiful work and great update. Very cool models again.
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    Apr 25, 2018, 12:51 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #835

    Love the printer building. I actually took apart a printer for parts for my model I'm working on now. Had colored ink spray in my face.....not so fun.
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    Apr 26, 2018, 10:34 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #836

    The change of look from raw or painted model, to film look is incredible! Just goes to show how good lighting and a bit of smoke can completely change the way you look at something. Thanks for sharing your work again, this is some amazing inspiration.
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    Apr 27, 2018, 2:17 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #837

    I love this Work and the models, Blade runner is one of the best film ever made
    and your project is a dream
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    Jul 8, 2018, 11:40 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #838

    Hey guys!!!
    I have a big update today!

    A few days ago we filmed the last scene that we needed for the film, and with that we finally finished the live action filming of Slice of Life!!!
    After Kickstarter we upped the ante a bit and added A LOT more stuff than previously planned so it took us more time to get to this point.

    Anyway, all that's left now are the miniatures! (And I know I said that two years ago - this time it's true! )

    The last scene we filmed was the NIGHTCLUB scene, and like everything else we filmed it in our garage. Here's a couple of BTS progress photos:



    I'm setting up the neon lights on the wall. The white canvas was used for the projection. I prepared some interesting visuals that we projected over the whole wall which is a very practical way to "dress" the ugly wall in the background.



    You can see the projection in action here. We also made a small bar and filled it up with tons of interesting glasses and vases.



    And here's an artistic photo of the actress and the final look of the scene.

    I also made a new Production Diary No.13, with more detail about this and other scenes that we filmed so be sure to check it out!



    Here's a small B-Roll clip of the "back alley scene" if someone's interested. No fancy editing and glamour here, just raw truth!!!



    Ok guys, see ya soon!
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    Jul 8, 2018, 11:46 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #839

    Looking awesome. Can't wait for all the model shots.
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    Jul 8, 2018, 12:43 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #840

    Wow, beautiful. Love seeing the B-Roll. Give such insights into what goes on when making a production.
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    Jul 8, 2018, 2:29 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #841

    Always great to see another update from you guys, and this one was really comprehensive; loved it!
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    Jul 8, 2018, 4:21 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #842

    Insanely good. I'm in awe!
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    Jul 9, 2018, 12:22 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #843

    This is so amazing to watch
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    Jul 9, 2018, 8:17 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #844

    Love it to bits! The update has enough meat on it that you can chew/digest all of this info with several viewing. Also: don't loose that sense of humor; you guys crack me up
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    Jul 10, 2018, 7:47 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #845

    Outstanding update.

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