Grounded

Started by cyphyr, May 04, 2013, 07:49:01 am

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cyphyr

Grounded

Metaphorical and lyrical short film by Kevin Margo.

Enjoy

Richard

ps. Couldn't find out much about what software was used. I'd be very interested to know more.
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j meyer

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Grounded-Short-Film/5258543

scroll down to "Tools used" on the right side,that's all I could find
with a quick search.

TheBadger

May 04, 2013, 11:49:06 am #2 Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 11:57:29 am by TheBadger
Nice share Richard. Thanks.

Some more info for you.
http://groundedfilm.com/credits
http://2009.kevinmargo.com

Some breakdowns from one of the links above.
http://2009.kevinmargo.com/2011/11/grounded-vfx-breakdowns/


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UUMmmm. so even the breakdowns are pretty impressive. Just the side videos must have been a good deal of work.
It has been eaten.

TheBadger

I would like to know how you could do the explosion smoke as seen from the surface of the planet, in terragen.

Also, I could use a little help with figuring out who the old man is. Is he Father Time? Or a God Head? or is he some kind of metaphysical version of the pilot, some sort of guilty conscience? The later is probably closer to the intended meaning, since the pilot is clearly trapped in a kind of hell.

Perhaps this is science fiction and the planet its self is tormenting the pilot? Then the old man could be the planets consciousness, and though we see it from the perspective of the pilot, we could really be looking through the eyes of the old man.

The planting grass thing is interesting. Does the old man need fertilizer? When the old man slaps the pilots hand away, what is it saying?.. That even though Im using you for fertilizer, you may take no satisfaction in the creating of life in this world, go and die again?

These things always irritate me. Are you being vague because your smart, or am I stupid?
When in doubt I always go to the end and ask if anything was accomplished.

Good visuals and a interesting way of displaying them. Worth a view.
It has been eaten.

cyphyr

I think the purpose is to ask these questions, it's left open ended so you can form your own conclusions. To me the old man is in some undefined way a future version of the old man and I'm also unclear weather the man he takes the helmet from is another pilot or himself ... Elements of Ground-hog Day, a repeating metamorphosing cycle.

I too would love to know how to do the explosion but I think that is out side the scope of Terragen.

Richard
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