Well time is ticking and I already know it going to be a PS marathon maybe Friday (maybe I’ll stream it live ) That will give me a day or two and step back – then come back for any final finishing details.
I decided I’ll use this assignment as a test bed and limit what I’ll use for assets to complete this project. I do plan to take the standard asteroid hitting a planet concept – may not be original but time is a factor and I already have an idea what visually I want to see. The two required images I provided.
1. cool bacon oil in fry pan
2. landscape rock
The above images all my student got as the ‘required’ assets. I guess its a photoshop version of Iron Chef ..thats funny as you will see. The only SOW I provided was the following
You will be tasked with a creative challenge. You will be provided with art assets, a creative direction and a due date.
Due date : Posted on production blogs
Epic Space Event
Using the required assets create an EPIC space event. ( check email for attached file )
- You must create an additional assets you required – do not Google anyone can do that
- Use as many photo assets as possible
Due: Monday 5pm uploaded to the production blogs
Format: Must be presented using the standard presentation layout we covered last week
Document the process, include images (before and after) and screen shots of the creation, outline the requirements and describe the process you did for a minimum of 2 effects and the techniques used.
My plan -
Asteroid hitting a planet with fire and smoke – the standard.
Photo asset must all be food or food product based – that puts a damper on my EPIC Lens flare FX. This art direction I can say 100% – it’s because of my current research into Low-carb and diabetic friendly gourmet style food options.
No sketch work yet but I have a plan – Visually I see different levels ( layers in photoshop) of art detail and effects
Back plate – star field + gas nebula details
Asteroid – Landscape rock – I also want to add more texture detail- not sure right now what
Fire : Burnt marshmallow, I’ll need some fire for the explosion. I could also burn some cooking oil in a tin can – maybe shoot that Black smoke on a white BG – could use that for Nebula details and for the collision
Cooked bacon …only because I can – but as a texture element that could work as a cloud planet – think of any of the gas giants
I was washing up that fry pan and with just water in it so the teflon was black ..some of the bacon fat looked like stars
Stars – maybe a combination of Black pepper on a white paper. I can inverse that with photoshop – And layer that a few times ..little blur here and there
Oyster shells could make a great texture to add to the Asteroid and the inside has some details.
I was thinking of a old school water tank + ink = cloud FX for smoke – I’ll swap out the ink for other products you can eat ( oil, fruit juice etc )
Fry Pan – will be my earth ‘like’ planet being destroyed
Limit myself to using only photo assets – so I don’t plan to use PS as a paint brush.