Concept Development work of city scene
Early production still from city scene
Building our city and assembling the Minotank
This was most complicated scene in the project and was the one I had the most fun assembling. It was like building cities with legos as a kid.
The purpose for building lego cities is self-evident; they are built to be destroyed.
The real tragedy for me is that all this work is only up there for a few seconds.
The Minotank was also great fun to assemble. I love steam-powered, clockwork machines.Or at least, I love the idea of steam-powered, clockwork machines.
Danny, who constituted the entire animation team on this project, worked some real magic in making the Minotank come to life. I gave him a baffling assortment of gears and plates and pistons and smoke and I think it nearly killed him, but he pulled it altogether. It was really exciting to finally see this thing stomping around, knocking over buildings and billowing smoke.
There is a story contest for this on the Portland Studios Blog.
I am really curious to see what people submit for this.