There are challenges… and then there are CHALLENGES…. and this one was definitely one of the latter.
This particular project presented several hurdles that had to be cleared. First there was the issue of the trophy. Do we use a real trophy? Do we do a computer generation trophy? Do we do a digital composite? Then there was the issues of the alien hands/tentacles? Same consideration: real, 3D model, or composite.
In the end, we decided that while it would take a little longer to pull off, real was the way to go.
And given my crazy initiative, I knew I was just insane enough to do it.
- Trophy: The trophy is built from a combination of wood, a real football, Super Sculpey, and silver paint. (30 hours to build)
- Sklorno Tentacle: Built using a wireframe core and Super Sculpey. (3 hours to build)
- Ki Hand: Built using a wooden and wireframe core and Super Sculpey. (40 hours to build)
- Principle Photography, photomanipulation, and composition: An additional 40 hours.