My name is Alexey Kashpersky, I am Creative Director in the VFX storytelling company. And this is Tamerlan - Albino supercrimson iguana. One of the rarest artificially created iguana morphs and quite a personality by himself :)
For over two years I have been working on a short movie project.
They say -The artist would not be able to create his art if the child had not continued to exist inside him. Inside a fully-grown person.
This short film I am working on is a kid inside me dreaming out loud. I want to tell the story of the human and animal bond as if there was a way to introduce just a little bit of magic in our real world.
The scope of work to be done is HUGE. From scriptwriting and plot to character developing and storyboarding.
From concepting the filming location on paper to its 3D modeling, detailing, thinking through weather, water, atmosphere, foliage and implementing everything in Unreal Engine, so later real life cameras can be motion tracked to a virtual fantasy world.
From creating the human and dragon characters and their features on paper as sketches, thinking through their "magic abilities", to re-creating their "digital twins", sculpting them in ZBrush and finally to real-life camera acting and seamlessly combining both digital and real worlds in one piece.
From dedicating the whole room in the house being a chroma-key location with all necessary lights and wind simulator setups to a real-life shooting props construction. Which is pretty much a separate workshop.
For now we are a team of 4 people, and everything here is created with our own hands, from scratch, on pure enthusiasm, during the after work hours.
I understand that with current resources we are pretty limited. But they say “-Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Sounds like a plan to me! :))
If you are interested in supporting the project - you can make a sponsor subscription to @dragon.and.me on Instagram or Patreon.
Thank you for your time, I hope to share a lot of exciting news and updates with you soon!
Warning: Dragon's Wings - is a fully 3D VFX project. There is no real prototype.
Work In Progress
- ZBrush (3D Modeling)
- Mari, Substance (Texturing)
- Cinema 4D (Scene setup, rigging)
- Redshift (Render)
- AfterEffects, Photoshop (Compositing)