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Back on the Blog!

by on Mar.27, 2014, under Movie Design, Star Trek

Well, after a VERY long time of being inactive… I’m back for a little bit… with this small offering.

Animation of my Star Trek – The Motion Picture USS Enterprise… big surprise huh.  She’s been totally rebuilt and now there are no bits left from the Director’s Edition model except for the interior of the Arboretum! :)

I’ve given this animation a tiny bit of “JJ”-ness… hope you don’t mind.

4 comments for this entry:
  1. avatar

    Well, that is lovely. Good to see you back!

    You know, at the end of TMP as the big E flies over there are a couple of small (gasp!) LENS FLARES. Of course it looks like the did a better job of cleaning the lens. :)

  2. avatar

    Yeah, I probably went a little overboard with the “lens scum” on this one… but I really like the feeling of reality it gives… Maybe there is a happy medium somewhere.

  3. avatar

    Beautiful revamp Daren. You still have the original Director’s Edition model on hand? I’d love to see the differences between the two. Also, I think there’s a malfunction with the rear neck lights. It looks ike they’re flickering on and off rapidly. Give it a good smack on the side and see if that fixes it.

    In regards to the JJ style, here’s my opinion. The lens flare is fine. It’s coming from a genuine source that we can see on the screen. JJ’s style of using lens flare was to literally shine offscreen flashlights at the camera just for the sake of having a lot more lens flares than the overly lit set would give off. What does bug me about this video is the presence of lens detail. There’s something about it that’s “in your face” that it feels almost like we’re breaking the fourth wall. I don’t want to look at the Enterprise through a camera. I want to look at the Enterprise! I know that sounds hypocritical of me after saying how I was fine with the lens flare since that is a result of light going through those heavy camera lens, but this detail just makes the presence of a camera all the more obvious.

  4. avatar

    As always… incredible work, Daren.

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