What if you would discover that you can teleport? You can’t control it and before you know it you end up in a place you don’t want to be in, like a parallel universe wherein the world is coming to its end! Well, that might be a little too far-fetched, but I’ve got to have some story behind my new project, right?
After seeing all of those ‘End of the world-scenario’ movies, I thought I’d give it a try myself. I was especially inspired by the trailer for the ‘2012‘ movie that’s coming out in a few days(make sure you check out that trailer if you haven’t already!). I also really liked the ‘Jumper‘ way of teleporting, so I wanted to do something like that.
What I’m going to be trying to create is one shot, a little over 10 seconds long. The goal really is to make one epic shot filled with VFX. I teleport in, falling on the ground(I can’t control the teleporting), I start running, trying to avoid meteorites that are crashing into the street. At the end I jump and manage to teleport out.
I like working with some kind of storyboard, so I fired up after effects and quickly made a little storyboard, just to have some sort of reference, and to show my father what I wanted to achieve, as he was going to film the shot.
Remember, this is just for reference, none of this will actually be used in the final shot, I didn’t really pay that much attention to artistic detail in here ;).
I made this storyboard very quickly on saturday, and we filmed it on sunday. We shot a few takes, and I think I have one that’s useable. In the next posts I will keep you up to date on how I’m doing on this project. I think this is a cool project, and I certainly hope I can finish it. There may be some difficulties later on(3D tracking is NOT something I’m very good at to say the least), but I’ll see about that when the time comes. See you next time!