Always looking for things to play around with in Adobe Premiere ( in an effort to improve my editing skills), I decided to try a Star Wars film trailer.
Bear in mind: this is a rough edit, with very little finessing on the audio…so its a bit rough in places. But I think the narrative is good. I always thought that three prequel movies was unnecessary, so I sort of pretended that there was only *one* prequel film titled “Vader”. The first half of the trailer (the prequel scenes) are told in an odd order because I approached it from the point of view that Obi Wan was remembering backward as he’s telling Luke about his father. The second half, Luke’s rise to Jedi Knighthood, is told from the point of view of a young man trying to live up to an idealized image of his father.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased.
Being a huge fan of Star Trek, I’ve always wanted to dig in to the LCARS computer interface and try and make it work. Then I realized I didn’t just want to make it work, I wanted to improve upon it. Can you imagine staring at those eye popping colors all day long? So this is the first draft of my NCARS interface scheme. Next step: animation…
Been a while since my last blog update. Its been a busy couple of months.
As today is a rainy, dreary Sunday, I decided to try and tackle an effect I’ve wanted to create for a while: the classic Star Trek transporter beam.
Just testin’ out the ol’ magic.
AfterEffects is a powerful tool…and the particle systems are one of my favorite little tricks.
Screwing around with the camera in the backyard. Was a great day for it. This is with my Canon T2i set at 60fps and slowed down to 24 fps. Not too shabby. And yeah, it was a beautiful day.