Do you remember back in September I posted about this cool shot that I was assigned to at work, and how I didn't want to fuck it up so I wasn't going to post very often on this blog? Do you remember that? Do you? It's been a while.
Well, I finaled that shot today.
As Jason would say "woot!"
And none too soon, today was the last day that I was assigned to the shot. It was a big long shot with lots and lots of stuff going on. It's a huge relief to have it finaled, it was supper stressful, I planned it out as much as a could, but at some point I just had to go for it. One of the big problems with a shot this length is that you spend weeks blocking it out and you go home feeling like you haven't made any progress. Then, because it takes so long to block out you don't get much of a chance to show it to the director, and when they have changes it takes so long to get them in. I don't like big gaps in time when showing a shot to a director, I like to know that we're on the same page, plus I like to have input, it kinda pushes me forward and keeps me from getting stagnant.
Anyhoo, the shot is cool, I think it's going to be memorable. I'll tell you more about it when the film comes out. Right now I'm to paranoid to say anything more.
Also, I think I'm starting to get used to Maya. At least I'm no longer trying to look for things, I seem to know where they are without having to think about them. That's good.