I’m going to make no apology for posting another picture from Designing Worlds’ trip to Araxes (which was shown yesterday on Treet.TV – and shortly coming to a website near you). There is the most glorious sequence of Elrik and Reiko boarding a shuttle and travelling down to the surface of the planet – stunningly shot (by Elrik or Beq Janus – they will be able to say who captured which shots) and sublimely edited by Elrik. You really, really should watch the show for that sequence alone!
And here is an image of that space station. Wildstar took a wide shot (shown above) which is just glorious. Sadly, I had to crop it a bit for the jigsaw (as you can see) but I still think it looks pretty impressive!
Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).
If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.
Without looking at the source video files I can’t recall exactly, but I suspect this was probably my shooting FWIW. The sequence begins at 12:14 in: the cool music here – and in fact the majority of incidental music in this episode – is by Kevin MacLeod.
Usually, shooting while participating in moving action is a real pain – you get jerky shots. While there’s a bit of that, what it DID let me do is to capture an interior shuttle shot where the shuttle disengages from the space station dock: the shudder is nicely animated and reminiscent of NASA in-craft shots of stage separation.
The majority of the sequence is based on two extended shots, one which runs from the shuttle launch from the space station to it disappearing into the atmosphere, seen from above, and the other which takes the shuttle down through the atmosphere to land at the spaceport.
This is certainly one of my favourite DW sequences. See the show in its entirety here: http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds/episodes/araxes