Thursday, April 19, 2007

Flying machines...

There is a flashback sequence that explains the origins of the Garum. The world is Utopian and totally non metal. Everything is wood based. I am working on some matte painting that I will set on top of Photographs that Lana Mabbit is taking of the Lakeside Rose Gardens...it'll make sense, don't worry. But I'd like to see some flying machines. When God curses the rain, I could see one get struck by lightning and crash to the ground. And takers on designing a flying machine?

7 comments:

Michael G Clark said...

I see no one has offered.. I'll give it a go, I'm only doing 1 film and a website just now so I've got some spare time.

It may look weird though.

If you need to mail me stuff my contact is on the main Stirton Productions site.

allen said...

Excellent! Will you be drawing with eyes open or shut?

Michael G Clark said...

I'll keep one eye open.

If you let me know the sort of stuff you're after I'll rough out some designs and put them past you.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

When you say totally non metal how would they work materials like stone and would without the aid of some form of metal ? If they were using stone, flint etc... wouldn't that take an awfully long time ?

Do you have any ideas what sort of thing you are looking for ? Is it going to be a Wright Brothers style machine or some Da Vinci-esque ?

Moonwatcher said...

I was thinking of something like a wooden version of a Dune ornithopter, but if it had flapping wings it would need a pretty advanced mechanism. So is there no metal at all on your stories world ?

allen said...

No...well, there is a surprise bit with metal at the end of the film...

allen said...

They got really good at using flat stones to create their environment. I had an artist making some examples that we were going to hang on a wall in one scene, but he sort of dropped out of school and we lost contact. The image that comes to mind is more DaVinci than Wright Bros. There is a scene where Clarr is sharpening wooden swords...I'll post a drawing or photo of the sharpening tool soon.