Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Horsa Glider storyboard crash sequence

Storyboard sequence intercut with model shoot of Dakota and Horsa glider. The scanned super 8 model shots were imported into Aftereffects and binocular masks added. Story drawings were also imported into Aftereffects and intercut with the model shots. I went with the standard Hollywood binocular mask as a single circular mask (as it should really be) looked like either a telescope view or an old silent movie shot when attention needed to be focused on the action they would use a circular mask. The last shot will be done with a hanging miniature of a larger Horsa model. Both the Dakota and Horsa models are 1/72 scale. The Horsa model was filmed at 50fps running down wires, the Dakota was filmed at 24fps and pulled along wires. I want to reshoot both model shots on 16mm, which will give me a larger frame area with more detail.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Test shot of Dakota and Horsa Glider, before and after a moving cloud layer has been added in Aftereffects to enhance the distance from the 1/72nd planes and full scale Czech hedgehog. (Beach obstacle).  There's a slight wobble in the planes which needs fixing.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014






1/72 Dakota model with the Horsa Glider, nylon wires running through both models.  The nylon wires visible in these shots, in the picture of the Dakota, 3rd from bottom the nylon wire that was used to pull both models is just visible at an angle running down from the front of the model.  The bottom pic is the rig used to connect the nylon wires, one at each end.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Horsa glider test:  A 1/72 scale Airfix kit, the glider was run down three nylon wires, one through the centre and the other two through the wing tips.  The clip was slowed down by 50% in editing, after each take the model had to be repaired as parts fell off as it bounced off of a spring used to cushion the stop at the bottom.  The plastic kit needs to be reinforced before further shots are done, the model was 11-12 feet of the ground at it's start point, dropping to 6'6" 20 ft away.

The Glider model with the central brass tube.

The loop of the central nylon wire just visible at the front of the glider.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Simple pastel artwork of a temple added to footage from Egypt in Aftereffects.

Thursday, 29 March 2012




Elements: Normandy beach still, beach obstacle, bunker artwork, Czech hedgehog.

Monday, 26 March 2012