Mark Sniffen wrote:
My name is Mark Sniffen, I am a 4th year film student. I am co-directing and acting as vfx supervisor for a science fiction short film called Elysium. I am using blender exclusively for all the 3d modelling and animation in the film. I wanted to share the first full length trailer for the film since I figured the community here might be interested in seeing blender at work.
The film is a personal project with a small budget (about $3000). I have been using blender for about 7 or 8 years and finally have the chance to put it to work!
The film was shot last spring, and my co-director and I edited it over the summer. I animated the animatics along the way in Blender 2.49. Once I started to render shots out I switched over to Blender 2.5 and am enjoying the speedier raytracer. =)
My process for most shots is to render the different layers (planet, lasers, ships) with vector blur and composite them in After Effects.
I welcome any questions, comments, or critiques. I'm relatively quiet around the blenderartist forums, but I appreciate the community for what it is and what it does.