Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ordering from the Menu...

So, the project entered a new chapter over the weekend, as Marty lent me a hand in a task that proved to be far more frustrating and difficult than I had expected.  

The task at hand was creating the menu screens, and getting the links to match up, etc.  You do this part after videos have been rendered.  There were a number of small things that kept conspiring to make things more annoying.  Of course, sometimes the only way to find out if it worked was to render it again or to burn another test DVD, etc.

There is a template now, and that certainly makes life easier moving forward!

Now I know how difficult it can be to find your exact 'anchor points' to indicate the chapters.  If I make some notations during the editing process, that will go a lot faster! :-)

By the way, this is a 60 TV screen!  Yes, indeed.  I had never seen something that giant in person before.

The jars of wash looked like 5 gallon buckets of paint!

Lots of text blocks interspersed throughout to make things easier to absorb.  As often as possible, I created additional text blocks with definitions of art terms as I mention them, colors, brushes, techniques, and so on.  This is partly for non-English speakers, who could then type that text into a translation matrix or something if they wanted to...

The supervisors were right there, making sure everything was up to snuff.

Green with envy

More fun with colors!!!  This time green.  The miniature was from Raging Heroes, a favorite of mine.

This was a rather complex figure, but it offered some unique ways to experiment with all sorts of greens.

The wings in particular provided me with a chance to show some high saturation colors, so that they could be played out next to much more grayed down greens...

This seemed to be the best way to show how 'warm' and 'cool' greens could be played off of each other.

Then it was time for some glazing!

Getting there!  The dreaded timer nearby...

And then side by side.

Once again, many thanks to the good folks at Raging Heroes for allowing me to use such wonderful figures!

I have an earlier post which shows the assembly of these figures.  I will be putting that link on the videos, so that people can use that as a guide.  They really go together quite well!

Another Raging Heroes figure is coming up soon, which was used for the Bloody Mess video.  Stay tuned!