The Dark Side of the Earth featured in April’s issue of Vision, Kodak’s magazine.
Costume maker Eve Collins discusses making the dress for the film’s lead character Isabelle.
The on-line edit was a very pleasurable experience, involving a sofa and a big HD screen and a man named Jamie who really knew his stuff. Oh dear, that all sounds a bit dodgy. Anyway, Jamie brought out the best in Ollie’s lighting work of four months ago, so big thanks to Pogo Films.
Marring the on-line slightly for me was the need to complete the documentary, leading to a round-the-clock scenario for me in the middle of the week. The same was also true for Aidan and Joe, who laughed (or possibly yawned) in the face of sleep whilst finishing their temp VFX shots.
The screening went very well. The turnout was good for a Saturday morning and the reception was extremely positive. The roto and compositing work was particularly praised, with more than one person admitting they hadn’t believed all those puppeteers could possibly be removed until they saw it with their own eyes.
Lao and Lou’s miniature Swordsman was universally admired, in a little case they had specially constructed for the purpose.
And thanks to the guys in the front row who have been following my work for a while. It’s people like them that make it all seem worthwhile.