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Schwar's Set Tour!

Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 12:49pm

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Set tour

There have been several weeks of non-stop building work here at FXhome, with the Film Project set coming together piece by piece. While the set is modest by blockbuster standards, for a short film it's nevertheless quite ambitious, requiring major construction and a huge amount of dressing.

Designed by schwar, the set has proved the film's main challenge to date. We knew this would be the case and the story was chosen specifically to allow us to craft and control the look of the film. It's been a learning process throughout, given that this is schwar's first set design, and we couldn't have done it without fantastic help from our friends:

John Davies Framing Ltd - These guys very kindly provided their expert woodcrafting services to create the set's main infrastructure, which you saw in the first time lapse video. Much of the set dressing makes use of old equipment from their factory, which helped us make the set feel like a real, working environment. We couldn't have done it without them.

Mike Stiff - Cameraman on Get Lost and Coalition of Heroes and director of the Put Anything, Anywhere VideoWrap contest entry, Mike is also an experienced set builder. He's been an invaluable asset this week, working until late everyday to get the set finished in time. Just wait till you see some of his designs for the corridor - they're awesome.

Nigel Clegg - A long-time collaborator with FXhome's most recent team member, Lucy, Nigel has years of experience when it comes to prop, costume and set design. As well as creating an amazing spacesuit for the film, he's also put an enormous amount of time and effort into helping on the set. His current focus is on the large computer consoles that can be found in the command module.

The Pier - This local shop very kindly provided some furniture for our actors to sit around!

We've put together a quick mini-tour of the set so that you can see what we've been working on. This video is actually a little out of date, as the set is changing drastically hour-by-hour at the moment. What you see here is but a preview of what is to come...

Producer and set designer Joshua Davies tours the set...

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Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 12:57pm

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Awesome stuff! Will be fun to see how much further the construction is tomorrow! smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 1:16pm

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B-b-b-but.... Schwar's boyish locks.... Where have they gone?


As Tarn would say, it's looking rather spiffy and I can't wait to see the finish product smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 2:16pm

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It looks fantastic !! Nice job everyone. Looks like a lot of hard work but it will be worth it.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 2:19pm

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Awesome stuff! Cannot wait to see how it gets lit and atmos'd up!
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 2:35pm

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wow just wow
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 7:36pm

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Looking great. Fantastic stuff
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 10:00pm

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Where is it?
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 10:13pm

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The set looks great, keep up the good work.
Posted: Sat, 28th Jun 2008, 2:18pm

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Looks great! How much did all the stuff cost you guys? Can't wait to help on this. Oh, and btw shhh...I call the matte paintings. lol. smile
Posted: Sat, 28th Jun 2008, 6:22pm

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Looks fantastic! And so much fun! Good luck, guys (and gals)! Can't wait to see the finished project!! smile

--Gabe
Posted: Sun, 29th Jun 2008, 5:41pm

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Set update: It's looking awesome! I hope to have a new and final time lapse for you guys to look at tomorrow.

We'd like to additionally thank James Harvey for his outstanding work on the set, despite also having to work full time in his day job.

The cast and crew have now all arrived, the set is fantastic, rehearsals are complete and tomorrow is Day 1 of the shoot...
Posted: Sun, 29th Jun 2008, 6:24pm

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looking good. keep the updates coming.
Posted: Sun, 29th Jun 2008, 6:56pm

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do you still need a base desighn if so I can get one to you by later or tomarrow smile
Posted: Sun, 29th Jun 2008, 8:55pm

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nice work