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Monday
Mar292010

Saberbot for the F.I.O.N.A Prototype Movie

This is my production page demonstrating my involvement in F.I.O.N.A.  The next feature film from director Phil Hudson (HOMEWORLD). 

DreamScheme Studios is a well established FX house and is fully equipped to handle your special fabrication (physical props) and digital special effects needs.  Visit our Service and Visual Effects pages for more info. 

 

Update July 2010 Animatronics installed!

 

Turning Illustration into reality!!!

Showing below is the pre-production design of the Saberbot character. 

artwork by Jeremey Vickery 

The sculpture was accomplished in an oil/wax based firm clay.  A lifesize armature was used as the base to ensure the helmet can be converted to a wearable format.

 

 

Once the basic shapes were in place, the sculpt started the refining stage, where the blocked shapes became a bit more detailed.  The wooden holdout shape on the ear area was replaced with custom milled foam to create the proper shape.

 

 

Phase 3 was where the final contours and shapes were completed and smoothed.  Then we took a quick mold on the pattern so that a resin copy could be produced and modified to create a "Master Pattern".

 

 

 

 

Nearly finished prototype casting (on the left), nearing the master molding stage.

 

 

To create the raised panel at the side of the head, I took a casting on those sections and thermal formed .125 (VERY THICK) abs over the forms to create two perfectly contoured shell panels.

 

 

 

Completed "Master Pattern' after a clean laquer shell, ready for molding! 

 

 

 

 

MOLDING STAGE

 

 This shows the key layout during the first part of the molding process.

 

 First two reproduction castings.

 

Raw casting with mouth grid layout stenciled in place.  From here the Helmets will be trimmed, and fitted with animatronics and electronics by Randy at Voodoo fx.

 

FULL BODY DESIGNS

 

 artwork by Josep Blas

 

 3d modeling by Vadim Basedin.  Design by Jeremy Vickery.

  Visit the Production Gallery (voodoo fx is currently installing animatronics)

 

Production Run photo:

 

Randy at Voodoo FX has installed an LED features and an anamatronic rig to control eye movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE TO COME -STAY TUNED!!!!

 

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