Gaea - Beyond the Sun: film plate 01

Film: Compositing, Matte Painting, Design, Animation, Titles

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Earth is dying… This trailer for the VFX heavy sci-fi film was produced over a month, with myself as the sole effects and compositing artist. Additionally, we had a VFX Supervisor on set (along with myself), a matte painter (although I matte painted as well), and two 3D artists (including the aforementioned VFX-sup). A month of 18hr days and sleeping under the desk produced the results you see here. I was responsible for all comp work, all tracking, all design elements, titles, and a great deal of matte painting. Synopsis: The Gaea-02 mission can save the world’s population, but desperately needs the resources of another planet to do so. Returning from their deep-space shakedown flight, Gaea-02’s test crew is stranded in Earth orbit while a global conflict rages over the Gaea technology. When the dominating enemy forces declare them fugitives, the Gaea crew devises a daring plan to execute their original mission and sets off for untouched reaches of the galaxy. Doyle Gage, the only civilian crew member, is trapped onboard Gaea-02 while his young son waits back home. Battling to fulfill his promise to return, Doyle unwittingly rekindles Earth’s war in a far-flung solar system.

Credits:

Director:
Damien Lay
Editor:
Joseph Morris
VFX Supervision:
Steve Anderson
Scott Geersen
Compositing / Design / Animation:
Scott Geersen
Matte Painting:
Tomas Kuklik
Scott Geersen
3D:
Steve Anderson
Peter Hanshaw (Mitz/Walrus ATV/Colony)
Gaea Universe created by:
David Lagettie
A film adaption of the novel by P.D Gilson, the first in a series. Buy the book on Amazon: Gaea: Beyond the Son. From Helios Publishing. Gaea Universe website.

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