Dronez: Behind the scenes
compositing the next. Most of the time we tried to split
the work in a way that enabled everybody to do the things that they liked
and did the best.
Tito A. Belgrave: Can you give us a breakdown
on how the robot shown in the film was created?
Tito A. Belgrave: What animation
methods were used to bring the Dronez to life?
Tito A. Belgrave: Your compositing and matte painting
skills are extremely robust, please elaborate on your accomplishments
on the helicopter shots.
Alexander Hupperich: We started with planning and shot
the live action in August 2002. We also had a lot of lessons in the whole
time of production and couldn't work full-time on the project. It's pretty
hard to tell what the exact time amounted to, but we definitely spent
some sleepless nights.
Paul Dreisen: Hardware: 4 single CPU
Intel workstations for animation, up to 8 dual Intel PIII for rendering
and 1 fileserver.
Tito A. Belgrave: I noticed your "R.O.B.O.T
Zelection UI" slightly resembles Softimage|XSI's synoptic view in
some respects. Which as we all know is very intuitive for character animations.
Can you explain how it works? And also a brief description on how it was
Tito A. Belgrave: With such a vast amount of projects between the four of you, one has to wonder if there's any future projects in the works?
Leif Arne Petersen: I am currently working on my thesis project, it will be a 35mm animated trailer for the "International Short Film Festival Berlin". Moreover, I also do some freelance work. On my future personal projects I would really like to spend a lot more of time on story developing and design.
Manuel Macha: I wish, there would be enough time to work on another short, but my time at the filmschool is slowly coming to an end. I`m currently working on my thesis, which is focused on motion-graphics. Besides that, I`m trying to find the time to participate in the CG-Talk challenges. They 're great for inspiration.
Alexander Hupperich: Since I've just graduated, there
won´t be further school projects for me to work on. Currently I´m
looking for career opportunities. Maybe the team will come together again
for a Dronez II IMAX version.
Tito A. Belgrave: Will Dronez be submitted
to the upcoming 3DFestival 3D awards or any other film circuits?
|Tito A. Belgrave: It has been a pleasure
speaking to each of you, and everyone here at 3DFestival/CGNetworks wishes
you the best of luck in your future. |
Dronez crew: Thanks a lot for everything, also many thanks to the community for their support and we hope to meet you at 3DFestival, also many thanks to David Maas who helped us with the interview, thanks a lot.
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